Program Questions:
Existing Employee Training Program

Q_6404

Is the bidder a private for-profit business, including corporations, LLCs and LLPs, or a not-for-profit business, including colleges and universities, or a lead bidder for a consortium of businesses with existing employees?

Q_7361

Will the bidder be in good standing, as of October 1, 2018, regarding: Unemployment Insurance, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Public Work, Labor Standards, Safety and Health, NYS Department of State Division of Corporations, Workers Compensation Insurance, and Disability Insurance?

Q_6411

Does the bidder have two (2) or more employees (these employees may work part-time as long as it is a permanent, year-round position whose work performance is integral to the service or product provided by the business and who is economically dependent on the business) or the equivalent of two (2) full-time employees?

Q_6426

Was the proposal developed by the bidder and all language therein is presented at the request of the bidder?

Q_7366

Does the Bidder agree to submit reports to NYSDOL on an as needed basis for the purposes of meeting Federal and State reporting requirements and understands such reporting may include identifiable information related to both the Bidder and the Trainee?

Q_6436

Was the proposal developed by the bidder after it conducted an assessment of its training needs of employees in low and middle-skills occupations?

Q_5818

Are the trainees targeted under this proposal existing employees of the business, not independent contractors or contract employees?

Q_7370

Does the bidder attest that training will take place on company time and trainees will be compensated at no less than their normal rate of pay while they attend training?

Q_6439

Does the bidder attest that it will not charge or expect any trainee served under this proposed program of training to pay any tuition charges or other fees?

Q_7371

Does the bidder attest its understanding that all bidders should register in the Grants Gateway system prior to proposal submission and must be registered prior to October 1, 2018?

Q_7372

Does the bidder attest its understanding that all not-for-profit bidders should pre-qualify before proposal submission and must be in an acceptable pre-qualification status in the Grants Gateway prior to October 1, 2018?

Q_7373

Does the bidder attest that it is the intention of the bidder that the workers to be trained will seek either employment or higher level of employment in NYS upon completion of the training?

Q_6453

Does the bidder attest that none of the funds being requested under this proposal will be used in the relocation of employment from facilities in other locations which will result in an employee losing his or her job at the original location?

Q_6454

Does the bidder attest that it will comply with New York State Labor law and Federal law for the protection of workers?

Q_6455

Does the bidder attest, if awarded, it will list any job openings that occur during the contract period with the New York State Department of Labor Job Bank?

Q_928

Project Street Address: Please input the project street address (Street Number and Street Name only).

If the project has multiple locations, please input the primary street address of the project. If the project does not have a definite street address, please input the approximate street address of the project (Street Number and Street Name only).

Q_565

Project City

Q_568

Project State
  • AA,AL,AK,AZ,AR,CA,CO,CT,DE,FL,GA,HI,ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,KY,LA,ME,MD,MA,MI,MN,MS,MO,MT,NE,NV,NH,NJ,NM,NY,NC,ND,OH,OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WV,WI,WY,AS,DC,FM,GU,MH,MP,PW,PR,VI

Q_972

Project county or counties.

Q_1034

Project ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_3527

US Congressional District where the project is located.
  • 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27

Q_616

For more than one project location, please provide full address(es) for each location. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".

Q_572

Project Latitude (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_573

Project Longitude (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_184

NYS Assembly District where the project is located. (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_190

NY Senate District where the project is located. (This questions value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_975

Estimated Project Timeline: including project start/completion dates, estimates for design, permitting and construction or other major steps. (You may enter N/A for non-Project related applications)

Q_550

If you are a DBA, what is your DBA name?

Q_549

Type of Applicant (select all that apply)
  • Federal, State, County, City, Town, Village, Tribal, School District, County or Town Improvement District, District Corporation, For-Profit, Not-For-Profit, Individual, S Corporation, C Corporation, IDA, LDC,LLC,LLP, Public Authority, Public Benefit Corp, Sole-Proprietorship. HDFC,BID, LP,Boards Of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Fire District, Regional Planning and Development Board, Public Library, Association Library,College/University/Community College

Q_556

Select an applicant ID type from the list below that you normally use to identify your organization on application forms.
  • Charity Reg #, Duns Number, Federal Tax ID Number, NYS Unemployment Insurance Tax Number, Social Security Number, NYS Vendor Identification Number (SFS)

Q_2655

Based on your selection from the previous question, enter your applicant ID number. (Please do not provide your social security number).

Q_969

If you are a business, have you been certified as a New York State Minority or Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)?
  • Yes, No, N/A

Q_546

Legal Name of Applicant

Q_5416

Applicant First Name

Q_5417

Applicant Last Name

Q_551

Applicant Street Address

Q_552

Applicant City

Q_553

Applicant State

Q_554

Applicant ZIP Code. (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_651

Applicant Telephone Number, (please include area code)

Q_555

Applicant Email Address

Q_5257

Contact Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_547

Contact First Name

Q_1049

Contact Last Name

Q_1050

Contact Title

Q_5490

Primary Organization

Q_3688

Contact Street Address

Q_3689

Contact City

Q_3690

Contact State

Q_3691

Contact ZIP Code

Q_562

Primary Contact Phone Number. (please include area code)

Q_3692

Contact Email

Q_5475

Contract Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_5476

Contract First

Q_5477

Contract Last

Q_5478

Contract Title

Q_5491

Authorized Organization

Q_5479

Contract Street

Q_5480

Contract City

Q_5481

Contract State

Q_5482

Contract Zip

Q_5483

Contract Phone

Q_5484

Contract Email

Q_5493

Additional Salutation
  • Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.

Q_1052

Additional Project Contact First Name

Q_970

Additional Project Contact Last Name

Q_1051

Additional Contact Title

Q_5492

Additional Organization

Q_3693

Additional Contact Street Address

Q_3694

Additional Contact City

Q_3695

Additional Contact State

Q_3696

Additional Contact ZIP Code

Q_3697

Additional Contact Telephone Number

Q_561

Additional Contact Email Address

Q_4199

Please select the primary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
  • Agriculture, Arts/Culture/Cultural Institutions, Biomedical/Medical, Community Development, Education/College/University, Energy, Environment, Financial Services, Food/Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing, Industrial/Manufacturing, Information Technology Services/Communications, Infrastructure, Municipal/Government, Office, Research & Development, Tourism/Travel, Transportation, Water/Wastewater/Sewer, Waterfront Revitalization, Workforce Development,Business Development,Technology Commercialization

Q_4198

Please select the secondary sector or characterization that best defines this project.
  • Agriculture, Arts/Culture/Cultural Institutions, Biomedical/Medical, Community Development, Education/College/University, Energy, Environment, Financial Services, Food/Beverage, Healthcare, Hospitality, Housing, Industrial/Manufacturing, Information Technology Services/Communications, Infrastructure, Municipal/Government, Office, Research & Development, Tourism/Travel, Transportation, Water/Wastewater/Sewer, Waterfront Revitalization, Workforce Development,Business Development,Technology Commercialization

Q_3762

Does your project directly address the needs of people in your region who are living in poverty and who seek resources for inclusion in the economic life of New York State?

Q_3763

How does your project seek to apply CFA funds for the purpose of eliminating barriers to skilled employment by poor people in your region, as identified by the Opportunity Agenda? Please describe any efforts to collaborate at the local or regional level (i.e. public, private, labor, philanthropic sectors).

Q_3764

How does your project build workforce development programs, improve physical infrastructure, and/or establish social services that connect people living in poverty in your region with skilled employment, in correspondence with the economic revitalization priorities, distressed community targets, and the industry growth areas identified in the Opportunity Agenda and Strategic Plan?

Q_4200

Does your project provide opportunities for Veterans’ to participate in the workforce, or improve services to the Veterans’ and military families in New York?

Q_4201

If Yes, please explain how your project impacts the Veterans’ and military families in New York.

Q_6048

Does your project advance downtown revitalization?

Q_6047

If Yes, please detail how it will attract and retain residents, visitors and businesses and transform neighborhoods.

Q_575

Project Description. Concisely describe the project, indicating the location, what will be planned, designed, acquired, and/or constructed, the issues/opportunities to be addressed, and expected outcomes and deliverables. Additional details will be collected later in the application process.

Q_976

Statement of Need

Q_930

Explain what makes your project a regional economic priority - for example creates jobs, economic investment, sustainability and community revitalization, government efficiency or consolidation etc.

Q_2366

How does your project align with the Regional Economic Development Council’s Strategic Plan/Upstate Revitalization Initiative Plan? (strategic plans are located at https://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/ )

Q_929

Current State of Project Development (i.e. planning, preliminary engineering, final design, etc. You may enter N/A for non-project related applications)

Q_580

Provide a list of all federal, state, and local reviews, approvals, or permits needed or completed, including the dates when they are expected to be completed or were completed. If Not Applicable, indicate "NA".

Q_2364

What is the status of State and/or Federal Environmental Review? If review of the project is underway or completed pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), please indicate the lead agency (if applicable).

Q_1054

If National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision has been issued, please explain (include date of Record of Decision).

Q_2362

If funding was awarded in prior CFA rounds, what were the CFA numbers for which funding was awarded? (separate multiple CFA numbers with commas)

Q_4160

For each program to which you are applying under the CFA, explain your strategy for proceeding if the full amount of requested funding, required matching funds, and temporary financing are not secured as expected, or committed sources become unavailable.This explanation must address any proposed project phases, and both CFA and non-CFA sources of funds.

Q_6946

Please provide Letters of Support for your project (if applicable). All letters should be scanned into a single PDF file and their total size cannot exceed 10 Megabytes (MB).

Q_7378

CFA Request for Proposal – Existing Employee Training Program (Informational Attachment)

Q_7380

In the Master Training List, Attachment 1, provide the following for the individuals proposed to be trained under the proposed program of training: (1) Names of proposed trainees and their existing job titles; (2) O* NET code of the occupation that the trainee will be trained for. The code must match occupational title(s) or tasks to be performed by the trainee upon the completion of training for the bidder business or a participating consortium business; for more information regarding O*NET codes, please refer to section III.C.1. of the RFP; (3) Job Zone code for the occupation; and (4) The occupational skills training course(s) and rate per trainee that each trainee will attend. (Required Attachment)

Q_7381

Detailed Budget (Required Attachment)

Q_7383

Application for Competitively Bid Contract (Required Attachment)

Q_7384

Vendor Responsibility- Bidder Questionnaire (Required Attachment)

Q_7385

Federal and State Certifications (Required Attachment)

Q_7386

Standard Clauses for all New York State Contracts (Informational Attachment)

Q_7387

Threshold and Program Evaluation Questions (Informational Attachment)

Q_7388

O*NET and Job Zone Information (Informational Attachment)

Q_7389

Grants Gateway Prequalification Requirement (Informational Attachment)

Q_7390

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Partner Contact Information (Informational Attachment)

Q_7391

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act References (Informational Attachment)

Q_7392

Combined Terms and Conditions - A-1 and A-2 (Informational Attachment)

Q_7393

General Information for Successful Bidders (Informational Attachment)

Q_7394

Master Contract (Informational Attachment)

Q_7395

NYS Counties of Need (Informational Attachment)

Q_7396

Priority Industries by Region (Informational Attachment)

Q_7397

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Requirements and Procedures (Informational Attachment)

Q_7398

MWBE and EEO Policy Statement (Required Attachment)

Q_7399

Equal Employment Opportunity Staffing Plan (Required Attachment)

Q_7400

EEO 101 - Workforce Utilization Report (Informational Attachment)

Q_7401

MWBE 100 - MWBE Utilization Plan (Required Attachment)

Q_7402

MWBE 101 - Application for Waiver of MWBE Participation Goal (Required Attachment, if requesting $25,000 or more in grant funds and if MWBE participation is anticipated to be less than 15% in MBE and/or 15% WBE)

Q_7403

MWBE 105 - MWBE Quarterly Compliance Report (Informational Attachment)

Q_7404

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOB) Requirements and Procedures (Informational Attachment)

Q_7406

SDVOB 100 - SDVOB Utilization Plan (Required Attachment)

Q_7407

SDVOB 101 - SDVOB Monthly Compliance Report (Informational Attachment)

Q_7408

SDVOB 200 - Application for Waiver of SDVOB Participation Goal (Required Attachment, if requesting $25,000 or more in grant funds and if SDVOB participation is anticipated to be less than 6%)

Q_2950

Enter your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

Q_6550

Indicate the exact number of trainees who will be trained under this proposal.

Q_7409

Indicate the industry to which the proposed program of training will serve. For information regarding priority industries by region, please see section III.C.3 or Attachment 15 of the RFP.
  • Accommodation, Administrative and support services, Ambulatory health care services, Amusements gambling and recreation, Building material and garden supply stores, Chemical Manufacturing, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing, Construction of buildings, Credit intermediation and related activities, Educational Services, Electrical Equipment and Appliance Manufacturing, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, Food Manufacturing, Food services and drinking places, General merchandise stores, Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction, Hospitals, Insurance Carriers and Related Activities, Machinery Manufacturing, Management of Companies and Enterprises, Membership associations and organizations, Merchant Wholesalers Durable Goods, Merchant Wholesalers Nondurable Goods, Motion picture and sound recording industries, Nonstore retailers, Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, Other information services, Personal and laundry services, Professional Scientific and Technical Services, Public Administration, Securities commodity contracts investments, Social Assistance, Specialty Trade Contractors, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Truck Transportation, Warehousing and Storage, None of the Above

Q_7410

Provide the number of current individuals working for the bidder business or bidding consortium that belong to low or middle-skills occupations defined as occupations in Job Zones 1, 2, or 3.

Q_6512

Describe how the proposed program of training will lead to advancement or retention of trainees in middle-skills occupations. Distinctly note how the proposed program of training will assist in skills upgrade and retention of the trainees and improve productivity of trainees.

Q_7411

Indicate a single project county to which the majority of the proposed program of training will serve.

Q_6478

Provide titles and full descriptions of every occupational skills training course in the proposed program of training, including: (1) A brief summary of the curriculum including the duration of the course and materials/supplies that will be used by the trainees and a timeline for implementation; and (2) A detailed description of occupational skills to be acquired for each occupational skills training course, including how the newly gained skills will be assessed, and how these skills will help the trainee attain or retain a middle-skills occupation.

Q_7412

How are the occupational skills to be acquired by the trainees transferable (i.e., are recognized industry-wide or used across multiple industries)? If the skills are used across multiple industries, list those industries.

Q_7413

Provide the name, description(s), and the authority or third party issuer of the specific industry-recognized credential the trainees will receive at the conclusion of the training.

Q_7414

Has the bidder provided a similar occupational skills training program in the past?
  • Yes, No
    1. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_7417
      - Q_7419

Q_7417

Provide the percentage of completers from prior bidder-sponsored occupational training course(s) that attained an industry-recognized credential.
  • 0% to 20%, 20.01% to 50%, 50.01% to 100%

Q_7419

Provide the percentage of completers from prior bidder-sponsored occupational training course(s) that were retained in employment for at least a year.
  • 0% to 20%, 20.01% to 50%, 50.01% to 100%

Q_7415

Provide the average hourly wage the majority (51% or more) of trainees will receive upon completion of the occupational skills training course(s).
  • Minimum wage to $12.00, $12.01 to $13.50, $13.51 to $14.99, $15.00 and up

Q_6496

Identify the number of full time equivalent (FTE) workers currently employed by the bidding business.
  • No employees, 1 employee, 2 - 5 employees, 6 - 20 employees, 21 - 50 employees, 51 -100 employees, 101 - 1000 employees, More than 1000 employees

Q_7416

Indicate the required leverage/match percentage as determined by the response to Q_6496 and the sliding scale rates defined in section II.C.
  • 10% for Bidders with 50 or less employees, 25% for Bidders with 100 or less employees, 50% for Bidders with more than 100 employees

Q_6498

How many years has the bidder offered similar occupational skills training and/or service?
  • 0 years, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, More than 3 years

Q_6499

What is the bidder's annual revenue?

Q_6500

What is the bidder's annual revenue in relation to the total CFA funding request?
  • 0 to 10%, 10.01% to 40%, 40.01% or more

Q_6501

Does the bidder's proposed program of training result in a nationally accredited credential?
  • Yes, No
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_6502 will be displayed

Q_6502

Provide the name of the accreditation entity.

Q_1037

By entering your name in the box below, you certify and agree that you are authorized on behalf of the applicant and its governing body to commit the applicant to comply with the requirements of Article 15-A of the New York State Executive Law: Participation By Minority Group Members and Women With Respect To State Contracts by providing opportunities for Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE)/Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) participation. You further certify that the applicant will maintain such records and take such actions necessary to demonstrate such compliance throughout the completion of the project.

Q_1038

By entering your name in the box below, you certify that you are authorized on behalf of the applicant and its governing body to submit this application. You further certify that all of the information contained in this Application and in all statements, data and supporting documents which have been made or furnished for the purpose of receiving assistance for the project described in this application, are true, correct and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief. You acknowledge that offering a written instrument knowing that the written instrument contains a false statement or false information, with the intent to defraud the State or any political subdivision, public authority or public benefit corporation of the State, with the knowledge or belief that it will be filed with or recorded by the State or any political subdivision, public authority or public benefit corporation of the State, constitutes a crime under New York State Law.