Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Grant

What is the aim of the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Grant?

To provide job training and other employability development services and related assistance for those individuals, including their dependents, who are primarily employed in agricultural labor that is characterized by chronic unemployment and underemployment.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Grant?

Public agencies and units of government (State and local); and private non-profit institutions/organizations authorized by their charters or articles of incorporation to operate employment and training programs. In addition, permanent and temporary housing assistance is also provided, through the same type of organizations.

How and Where to Apply for the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Grant?

Grants for operating NFJP programs are awarded under a biennial competitive process. Applications are solicited, normally for each state’s service area, through a Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) announcement published in the Federal Register and on ETA’s Web site, www.doleta.gov.

Applicants are required under the solicitation to provide their proposed plan to operate NFJP services in the areas where they propose to operate. A separate program is funded to serve the geographic area of each State, except as follows: more than one applicant may be selected to serve areas within California and some service areas comprise the geography of two adjoining states. (A provision for waiver of competition for a maximum four-year period may be exercised by the Department).

How much is the Range and Average of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Grant?

The range and average varies by year according to appropriation levels. State allocations are published annually in the Federal Register.

For more info on the Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Grant, contact:

Headquarters Office
Alina M. Walker, 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Room S-4209, Washington, District of Columbia 20210
Phone: (202) 693-2706
Fax: (202) 693-3945
Email: walker.alina@dol.gov
Web Site Address: http://www.doleta.gov/msfw/

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