Resources for Applying for ETA Competitive Grants

ETA Resources

Grant Applications 101: An Overview of the Application Process This guide provides both seasoned and first-time grant applicants with guidance on grant programs, the competitive grant application process, developing a competitive grant application, and ETA's application review process.

ETA's Grants and Contracts Page: ETA's central location for open grant opportunities, information about grants awarded, and grant administration resources.

Grant Applications 101: Completing Grant Application Forms (SF-424 and SF-424A) This interactive, self-paced course offers four lessons on completing required grant application forms, such as the Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), the Budget (Standard Form 424A) and corresponding Budget Narrative, and other required grant application forms and components. Please note that you must be registered on and logged into Workforce3One in order to view this course.

Workforce3One: Workforce3One is an interactive communications and learning platform designed to build the capacity of the workforce system and its partners to develop and implement innovative strategies and models.A key component of Workforce3One is its Workforce Solutions Catalogue, which houses hundreds of solutions developed by successful ETA competitive grantees. The platform also offers archived webinars of previous virtual prospective applicant conferences.

ETA Library: The Library catalogues relevant legislation and regulations; policy issuances; ETA program, budget, and performance information; and research and evaluation publications.

America's Service Locator: This portal offers comprehensive employment and training information and resources, including directories of local Workforce Investment Boards and One Stop Career Centers.

Catalogue of Workforce Information Sources: This catalogue is a compilation of public and private sources of workforce and economic information that may be helpful in the grant application development process.

Guide to State and Local Workforce Data: This guide will help grant applicants to quickly and easily locate the employment, poverty, economic and/or population data that they are almost always asked to provide in grant applications.

Sample Grant Application Documents

Sample Grant Application Project Plan and Timeline Document: This sample project plan and timeline is intended to provide applicants with a customizable guide to the high-level tasks and milestone associated with the process of developing applications for ETA competitive grants.

Related Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to state and local governments; federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; U.S. territories; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. This repository catalogues all available Federal grant opportunities and required grant application forms, and enables registrants to submit their grant applications through the site. also houses a wide array of resources for applicants, including tools, checklists, user guides, and tutorials, on its Applicant Resources page.

Dun & Bradstreet Web site: Here, grant applicants can obtain their D-U-N-S Number, required for submitting a grant application to ETA.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) site offers comprehensive workforce and economic data that is often required in ETA grant applications.

American FactFinder: This U.S. Census Bureau site offers a wide array of demographic and related data that is often required in ETA grant applications.

National Association of Workforce Boards: The Association's site offers a repository for promising local employment and training program models from across the country.

National Association of State Workforce Agencies: The Association's site highlights promising employment and training practices being pursued by state workforce agencies across the country.

The National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices: The Center's site catalogues successful strategies and models in workforce development, employment and training, and other areas.

GPO Access: This Government Printing Office (GPO) sites houses an array of Legislative, Executive, and Judicial information and resources. In addition, it links to the Federal Register, where new competitive grant opportunities are announced.

Office of Management and Budget - Grants Management: This site offers access to applicable grants management circulars, grant application and management forms, and grants management policies and communications.

American Indian Higher Educational Consortium: AIHEC is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a board of directors, which is comprised of the presidents of its accredited U.S.-based TCUs.