Program Questions:
WDI Unemployed/Underemployed Worker Training Program (UWT)

Q_8745

Does the Applicant attest it is a for-profit entity, including a corporation, LLC, or LLP; not-for-profit (NFP) entity; municipality; or a college or university?

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_8747

Is or does the Applicant have partnerships with business(es) that commit to interview and consider trainees for employment?

Q_8748

Does the Applicant attest to being responsible for recruiting eligible unemployed/underemployed workers as defined in the RFA?

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_8750

Does the Applicant attest its understanding that all 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_8751

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

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_12480

Business Engagement (BE- Required Attachment). Download the attachment from the following link and submit as an Excel spreadsheet.

Q_12483

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

Q_12481

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

Q_12484

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

Q_12485

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

Q_12486

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

Q_12487

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

Q_12488

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

Q_12489

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_12490

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_12494

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

Q_12491

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_12492

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

Q_12493

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_9329

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

Q_9266

Indicate the priority industry to which the proposed training program will serve. For information regarding priority industries by region, please see section III.D.3 or the DPP 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_12463

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

Q_12464

Indicate one or more priority population(s), if any, to be served under the proposed training program. For more information regarding priority populations, refer to the DPP attachment in Section VIII of the RFA.
  • Displaced homemakers, Low-income individuals, Indians Alaska Native and Native Hawaiians, Individuals with disabilities (including youth with disabilities and recovering addicts), Older individuals, Ex-offenders, Homeless individuals or homeless children and youth, Youth who are in or have aged out of the foster care system, Individuals who are English Language Learners have low levels of literacy and/or those facing substantial cultural barriers, Eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers, Single parents (including single pregnant women), Long-term unemployed individuals, Individuals with two years of exhausting lifetime eligibility under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, Veterans, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipient, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, Other

Q_9337

Provide the percentage of trainees who are part of a priority population (Section III.B of this RFA).
  • 49.99% or less, 50% to 79.99%, 80% to 100%, N/A

Q_12495

Provide the percentage of trainees who will be referred to the Governor’s Gun Violence Prevention Initiative. For more information on this Initiative and the designated areas, refer to Section VII of the RFA.
  • 25% or less, 25.01% to 50%, 50.1% to 100%

Q_9342

Describe, using and citing local data sources, the characteristics, such as knowledge, abilities, education, literacy, and skill levels, language spoken, prior work experience of this application's unemployed/underemployed target population.

Q_9343

Indicate the outreach and recruitment strategies that will ensure participation by the targeted unemployed or underemployed workers.

Q_12398

Provide a brief summary of each occupational skills training course including:

i. The name of each course;

ii. The educational strategy for each course (i.e., classroom training, distance learning, etc.);

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

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

v. A detailed description of the occupational skills the trainees will acquire for each occupational skills training course.

Q_12399

Provide a detailed description of how the applicant will assess the attainment of the trainees' occupational skills during the training course (i.e., quizzes, tests, presentations, etc.)

Q_12400

Provide a detailed description of how the occupational skills gained during the training course are similar to the skills needed by the business(es) committed to interview trainees served under the RFA.

Q_12401

Provide a specific description of the career development services, which teach job search and attainment skills; career awareness, exploration, and enhancement skills; and work readiness, employability, and job retention skills, that will be provided to the to the priority population targeted for the training program. (i.e. mock interviews, job search skills, career pathways exploration, career counseling, time management, communication, etc.)

Q_12402

Describe how the occupational skills, as detailed in Q_12398, 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_12403

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.D.) and Section VII of the RFA.

Q_12404

Identify the strategies the Applicant will use to offer supportive services to ensure trainees remain in the occupational skills training. Strategies should include but are not limited to strategies as identified in Section III.B. of the RFA.

Q_9374

Detail the plans or current actions undertaken to create alignment of the proposed program of training with the WIOA Regional Plan for the identified region as discussed in section III.D.3. of this RFA.

Q_12405

Describe the current partnership(s) with one or more of the required Career Center System Partners or any community based organizations in the local area or region, and how that partnership will support the proposed training program.

Q_12408

Has the Applicant provided a similar occupational skills training program in the past?
    1. If No is selected then Q_12407 will be displayed
    2. If Yes is selected then Q_12406 will be displayed

Q_12406

Provide the percentage of trainees from prior Applicant-sponsored occupational skills training course(s) that attained a credential. For a definition of credential see the Program Services Section (III.D.2.) and Section VII of the RFA.
  • 50% or less, 50.01% to 100%

Q_12407

Provide the estimated percentage of trainees who will attain a credential from the occupational skills training course(s). For a definition of credential see the Program Services Section (III.D.2.) and Section VII of the RFA.
  • 50% or less, 50.01% to 100%

Q_12409

Select the geographical area where the proposed program is offered.
  • New York City, Long Island or Westchester County, The rest of New York
    1. If Long Island or Westchester County is selected then Q_12411 will be displayed
    2. If New York City is selected then Q_12410 will be displayed
    3. If The rest of New York is selected then Q_12412 will be displayed

Q_12410

Select 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_12411

Select 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_12412

Select 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_9344

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_9345

How many years has the Applicant offered similar occupational skills training or service?
  • Never, less than 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 3 or more years

Q_9347

What is the applicant's annual revenue?

Q_9349

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