29 U.S. Code § 2704 - Grants

(a) In general
The Secretary of Labor, after consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, shall, to the extent appropriations are available, award grants to eligible entities to carry out the purposes described in section 2702 of this title.
(b) Eligibility
To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an entity shall—
(1) be a nonprofit organization, or a partnership consortium of such organizations;
(2) prepare and submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require, including a description of the activities that the entity will carry out using amounts received under the grant; and
(3) agree to make available (directly or through donations from public or private entities) non-Federal contributions toward the costs of the activities to be conducted with grant funds, in an amount equal to the amount required under subsection (d) of this section.
(c) Use of amounts
An entity shall use amounts received under a grant awarded under this section to carry out the purposes described in section 2702 of this title through activities such as—
(1) the provision of technical assistance to workers, worker organizations, employers, State economic development agencies, State industrial extension programs, Advanced Technology Centers, and National Manufacturing Technology Centers to identify advanced workplace practices and strategies that enhance the effective evaluation, selection, and implementation of advanced workplace technologies;
(2) the researching and identification of new and advanced workplace technologies, and advanced workplace practices that promote the improvement of workers’ skills, wages, working conditions, and job security, that research the link between advanced workplace practices and long-term corporate performance, and which are consistent with the needs of local communities and the need for a healthy environment; and
(3) the development and dissemination of training programs and materials to be used for and by workers, worker organizations, employers, State economic development agencies, State industrial extension programs, Advanced Technology Centers, and National Manufacturing Technology Centers relating to the activities and services provided pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2), and regarding successful practices including practices which address labor-management cooperation and the involvement of workers in the design, development, and implementation of workplace practices and technologies.
(d) Terms of grants and non-Federal shares
(1) Terms
Grants awarded under this section shall be for a term not to exceed six years.
(2) Non-Federal share
Amounts required to be contributed by an entity under subsection (b)(3) of this section shall equal—
(A) an amount equal to 15 percent of the amount provided under the grant in the first year for which the grant is awarded;
(B) an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount provided under the grant in the second year for which the grant is awarded;
(C) an amount equal to 33 percent of the amount provided under the grant in the third year for which the grant is awarded;
(D) an amount equal to 40 percent of the amount provided under the grant in the fourth year for which the grant is awarded; and
(E) an amount equal to 50 percent of the amount provided under the grant in the fifth and sixth years for which the grant is awarded.
(e) Evaluation
The Department shall develop mechanisms for evaluating the effectiveness of the use of a grant awarded under this section in carrying out the purposes under section 2702 of this title and, not later than two years after October 20, 1994, and every two years thereafter, prepare and submit a report to Congress concerning such evaluation.

Source

(Pub. L. 103–382, title V, § 545,Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 4053.)

 

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