Program Questions:
WDI Existing Employee Training Program (EET)

Q_9411

Does the Applicant attest it is a private sector for-profit entity, including a corporation, LLC, and LLP or a private sector not-for-profit (NFP) enitity?

Q_8746

Does the Applicant attest it is in good standing with regard to the laws, rules and regulations for UI, WARN, Public Work, Labor Standards, Safety and Health, NYS Department of State Division of Corporations, Workers Compensation Insurance, and Disability Insurance?

Q_9260

Does the Applicant attest that it has two (2) or more employees or the equivalent of two (2) full-time 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.

Q_9261

Was the application developed by the Applicant and all language therein is presented at the request of the Applicant? The use of a grant writer is acceptable, only if the Applicant and not the grant writer, commits to implementing the training listed in the application, if the application is successful.

Q_9262

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

Q_9302

Does the Applicant attest that the application was developed by the Applicant after it conducted an assessment of its training needs of employees in low and middle-skills occupations?

Q_9303

Does the Applicant attest that the trainees targeted under this application are existing employees of the business, not independent contractors or contract employees?

Q_9304

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

Q_9265

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

Q_8749

Does the Applicant attest its understanding that all Applicants must register in the Grants Gateway system (https://grantsmanagement.ny.gov) before application submission?

Q_9412

Does the Applicant attest its understanding that all private, non-governmental NFP organizations must prequalify before application submission and must be in an acceptable pre-qualification status in the Grants Gateway system (https://grantsmanagement.ny.gov)?

Q_9305

Does the Applicant attest that it is the intention of the Applicant that the employees to be trained will continue to work in NYS upon completion of the training?

Q_9306

Does the Applicant attest that none of the funds being requested under this application 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_9263

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

Q_9264

Does the Applicant 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? To place a job order, visit: http://www.labor.ny.gov/businessservices/services/perm.shtm.

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. (This question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)
  • 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 question's value will be filled automatically, based on the project address, when the application is finalized.)

Q_573

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

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_550

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

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

Organization Legal Name

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 (please use ZIP+4 if known)

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 (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_5483

Contract Phone (please include area code)

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 (please use ZIP+4 if known)

Q_3697

Additional Contact Telephone Number (please include area code)

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, Recreation,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_976

Statement of Need

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_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_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_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?
    1. If Yes is selected then Q_4201 will be displayed

Q_4201

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

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_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_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_10195

Please provide any letters of support for the project.

Q_12466

Master Training List (MTL). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as an Excel spreadsheet.

Q_12467

Work Plan Attachment (Required). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF.

Q_12468

Detailed Budget Attachment (Required). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as an Excel spreadsheet.

Q_12469

Cost Comparison Worksheet (Required Attachment). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF.

Q_12470

Key Contacts (Required Attachment). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as an Excel spreadsheet.

Q_12471

Application for Competitively Bid Contract (Required Attachment). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF, with original signatures.

Q_12472

Vendor Responsibility- Applicant Questionnaire (Required). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF, with original signatures.

Q_12473

Executive Order 177 Certification (Required Attachment). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF, with original signatures.

Q_12474

MWBE and EEO Policy Statement (MWBE-1 Required Attachment). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF, with original signatures.

Q_12475

Equal Employment Opportunity Staffing Plan (MWBE-2 Required Attachment). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF, with original signatures.

Q_12482

MWBE Utilization Plan (MWBE-4). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF, with original signatures.

Q_12477

Application for Waiver of MWBE Participation Goals (Attachment MWBE-5). Required attachment for Applicants 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. Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF, with original signatures.

Q_12478

SDVOB 100- Utilization Plan (SDVOB 1 Required Attachment). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as a PDF, with original signatures.

Q_12479

SDVOB 200 - Application for Waiver of SDVOB Participation Goal (SDVOB-3 Required Attachment for Applicants requesting $25,000 or more in grant funds and if SDVOB participation is anticipated to be less than 6%). Submit in Word format with original signatures.

Q_9096

Please provide a detailed description of the project. Include details like the sector and industry the project will impact; workforce populations being targeted; method of delivering services; and curriculum needed.

Q_9098

Please identify the ways in which this project will advance the Regional Council's strategic plan for workforce. Please provide specific details, including how this project will address the workforce problems and opportunities faced in the region.

Q_9099

Please describe the readiness of the project with a specific timeline, outlining the milestones from the project start to its completion.

Q_12415

Please identify the project partners and/or regional partners, including the project leader and others involved in the implementation of the project. Please be specific about the role of each partner and whether participation is assured.

Q_10154

How many private sector businesses are among your project partners?

Q_9101

Have you ever formally presented this project or components of this project to the Regional Economic Development Council? Please provide details, including round number and funding amount, if applicable.

Q_10152

How many individuals do you intend to train through your proposal?

Q_10153

If individuals trained through your proposal are expected to receive increased wages, what is your target wage increase?

Q_10156

Has your organization or any proposal partners engaged in workforce development programs in the past? If so, what have been your successes?

Q_10157

How many individuals will you seek to place into jobs following completion of the workforce development program?

Q_9103

Please enter the amount of private funding that will be provided for this project.

Q_9104

Please enter the amount of additional funding that will be provided to this project.

Q_9113

Please enter the number of net new permanent private sector jobs that will be created.

Q_9120

Please enter the number of retained jobs associated with the project.

Q_9121

Please enter the number of construction jobs associated with the project.

Q_9122

Please enter the number of ancillary or other jobs associated with the project.

Q_9123

Provide performance targets and related information that describes how the project's performance will be measured.

Q_9124

What will be the final outcome if this project is successful?

Q_2950

Enter your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

Q_9386

Indicate the priority industry the proposed program of training will serve. For information regarding priority industries by region, please see Section III.C.3 or the PIR attachment of the RFA.
  • 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_12376

Describe in detail the compelling need for the proposed training program within the current state of the local/regional industry and economy.

Q_12380

Explain with specificity the need for existing employees to gain the occupational skills proposed by the training program.

Q_12377

Describe how the proposed training program will:

i. Lead to advancement or retention of trainees in middle-skills occupations;

ii. Assist in skills upgrades and retention of the trainees; and 

iii. Improve the productivity of trainees

Q_12461

Indicate a single project county to which the majority of the proposed program of training will serve. For information regarding target geography, refer to Section III.C.4 of the RFA.

Q_9417

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

Q_9274

Describe with specificity the characteristics of the trainees (i.e. knowledge, abilities, skills, or educational levels, etc.).

Q_12381

Provide titles and full descriptions of every occupational skills training course in the proposed training program, including:

i.  A description of the occupational skills training curriculum, including:
 
a.  The educational strategy for each occupational skills training course listed in the MTL (i.e., classroom training, distance learning, etc.);

b.  The materials to be used for each course (i.e., textbooks, presentations, guest speakers, etc.); and 

c.  The duration for each course proposed (i.e., the number of weeks and total number of hours for each course).

ii.    A detailed list of occupational skills the trainees will acquire for each occupational skills training course; 

iii.    A description of how the applicant will assess the attainment of the trainees’ occupational skills during the training course (i.e., quizzes, tests, presentations, etc.); and

iv.    A description of how the educational strategy takes into account the relevant characteristics (i.e., knowledge, skills, abilities, etc.) of the trainees as described in the prior question (Q_9274).

For the definition of occupational skills training course and the exclusion of unallowable stand-alone trainings, see the Program Services Section (III.C.) of the RFA.

Q_12382

Clearly identify the methods by which input was solicited from trainees in developing the occupational skills training program (i.e., they indicated they wanted the specific training, a survey was provided to employees, etc.).

Q_12383

Provide in detail how the information gained from the occupational skills training will be disseminated to others in the organization (i.e., those who do not participate in the training but could still benefit from the information learned).

Q_12384

Describe how the occupational skills, as detailed in Q_12381(ii), to be acquired by the trainees are recognized and transferable, either industry-wide or used across multiple industries. If the skills are used across multiple industries, list those industries.

Q_12385

Describe the educational component of the proposed training program that will educate the trainees about career development within or across the industries described in the prior question (Q_12384), including the credential(s) or opportunities for advancement, if applicable. For details see Program Services (Section II.2.) of the RFA.

Q_12386

Provide the name, description(s), and the national accreditation or third-party issuer of the specific credential the trainees will receive at the conclusion of the training. For the definition of credential see the Program Services Section (III.C.) and Section VII of the RFA.

Q_12379

Has the Applicant provided a similar occupational skills training program in the past?
    1. If No is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_12391
      - Q_12392
    2. If Yes is selected then these questions will be displayed:
      - Q_12378
      - Q_12390

Q_12378

Provide the percentage of trainees from prior Applicant-sponsored occupational training course(s) that attained a credential. For a definition of credential see the Program Services section (III.C.2.) and section VII of the RFA.
  • 0% to 25%, 25.01 to 75%, 75.01% to 100%

Q_12390

Provide the percentage of trainees from prior Applicant-sponsored occupational training course(s) that were retained in employment for at least a year.
  • Percentages of 0% to 25%, 25.01% to 75%, 75.01% to 100%

Q_12391

Provide the estimated percentage of trainees who will attain a credential from the occupational skills training course(s).
  • Percentages of 0% to 25%, 25.01% to 75%, 75.01% to 100%

Q_12392

Provide the estimated percentage of trainees who will be retained in employment for at least a year.
  • Percentages of 0% to 25%, 25.01% to 75%, 75.01% to 100%

Q_9287

Describe how the Applicant will evaluate that the skills learned by the trainees, due to the proposed program, will be implemented in their work.

Q_12397

Select the geographical area where the proposed program is offered.
  • New York City, Long Island or Westchester County, The Rest of New York State
    1. If Long Island or Westchester County is selected then Q_12395 will be displayed
    2. If New York City is selected then Q_12394 will be displayed
    3. If The Rest of New York State is selected then Q_12396 will be displayed

Q_12394

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 ($15.00) to $16.50, $16.51 to $18.00, $18.01 to $19.50, $19.51 and up.

Q_12395

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 ($14.00) to $15.50, $15.51 to $17.00, $17.01 to $18.50, $18.51 and up.

Q_12396

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 ($12.50) to $13.60, $13.61 to $15.10, $15.11 to $16.60, $16.61 and up.

Q_12465

Indicate the required leverage funding percentage as determined by the response to Q_9418 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_9418

Identify the number of full time equivalent (FTE) workers currently employed by the applicant 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_9291

How many years has the Applicant offered similar occupational skills training or service?
  • Less than 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 3 or more years

Q_9293

What is the Applicant’s annual revenue?

Q_9294

What is the Applicant’s annual revenue in relation to the total CFA funding request?
  • 40.01% or more of total organizational revenue, 10.01% to 40% of total organizational revenue, Less than or equal to 10% of total organizational revenue

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.