7.9.12 Procedure: AME Grant Award Spending Deadlines and Funding Restrictions
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grantees must adhere to requirements outlined in the USDOL Notice of Solicitation, as well as the Special Clauses and Conditions attached as Part IV to the grant award.
Grant Award Spending Deadlines: The $13.1 million TAACCCT award to the Advanced Manufacturing Education Alliance (AME) is a four-year award with a period of performance from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2016. The U.S. Department of Labor requires that grant funds be fully obligated, goods received and services rendered by end of the grant term or September 30, 2016. AME grant member budgets are organized by fiscal year for planning purposes; spending, however, is not required within individual fiscal years, but by the end of the four-year grant term.
Funding Restrictions: Funding restrictions are outlined in the Notice of Solicitation (pages 21-23) and cover the following topics: indirect costs, administrative costs, salary and bonus limitations, intellectual property rights, use of grant funds for participant wages, use of funds for supportive services, and a prohibition on sub-grants. Note: “supportive services” include services to individuals that include childcare, transportation, dependent care, housing, and needs-related payments. Grant funds may, however, be used to expand and improve the capacity of “student services” (e.g. career guidance programs, hiring/training staff, developing or procuring online systems).
Unallowable Activities: Unallowable activities, as outlined in the Notice of Solicitation, include the use of grant funds to pay the costs of tuition, wages of participants (including the wages of students participating in co-operative education programs, Registered Apprenticeship, or internships), stipends for wage replacement of students, the purchase of real property, and construction. These activities may duplicate services, benefits or stipends provided to workers eligible for assistance under TAA, Unemployment Insurance, or Workforce Investment Act programs.
USDOL Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA/DFA PY 11-08)
USDOL TAACCCT Grant Award and Part IV Special Clauses and Conditions
Uniform Administrative Requirements at 29 CFR Part 95 (Section C)
Date of procedure creation: 02/10/2015
Author (s): Rebekah Kent, Director Strategic Grant Initiatives and
Jillian Cyann, Accounting Officer, AME & RITA Grant
Date of Implementation: 02/24/2015