34 CFR 379.21 - What is the content of an application for an award?
(a) The grant application must include a description of -
(1) The responsibilities and membership of the BAC, consistent with section 611(a)(2)(A) of the Act, and how it will interact with the project in carrying out grant activities, including how the BAC will -
(i) Identify job and career availability within the community, consistent with the current and projected local employment opportunities identified by the local workforce investment board for the community under section 118(b)(1)(B) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998;
(ii) Identify the skills necessary to perform the jobs and careers identified; and
(iii) For individuals with disabilities in fields related to the job and career availability identified under paragraph (a)(1)(i) of this section, prescribe either -
(A) Training programs designed to develop appropriate job and career skills; or
(B) Job placement programs designed to identify and develop job placement and career advancement opportunities;
(2) How the project will provide job development, job placement, and career advancement services to project participants;
(3) To the extent appropriate, how the project will provide for -
(i) Training in realistic work settings to prepare individuals with disabilities for employment and career advancement in the competitive market; and
(ii) To the extent practicable, the modification of any facilities or equipment of the employer involved that are used primarily by individuals with disabilities, except that a project will not be required to provide for that modification if the modification is required as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990;
(4) How the project will provide individuals with disabilities with support services that may be required to maintain the employment and career advancement for which the individuals have received training under this part;
(5) How the project will involve private industry in the design of the proposed project and the manner in which the project will collaborate with private industry in planning, implementing, and evaluating job development, job placement, career advancement activities, and, to the extent included as part of the activities to be carried out by the project, job training activities;
(6) A plan to annually conduct a review and evaluation of the operation of the proposed project in accordance with the program compliance indicators and evaluation standards in Subpart F of this part and, in conducting the review and evaluation, to collect data and information of the type described in subparagraphs (A) through (C) of section 101(a)(10) of the Act, as determined to be appropriate by the Secretary;
(7) The factors that justify the applicant's projected average cost per placement, including factors such as the project's objectives, types of services, target population, and service area, and how these factors affect the projection;
(8) The geographic area to be served by the project, including an explanation of how the area is currently unserved or underserved by the PWI program; and
(9) How the project will address the needs of individuals with disabilities from minority backgrounds, as required by section 21(c) of the Act.
(b) The grant application also must include assurances from the applicant that -
(1) The project will carry out all activities required in § 379.10;
(2) Individuals with disabilities who are placed by the project will receive compensation at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary or usual wage paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals who are not disabled;
(3) Individuals with disabilities who are placed by the project will -
(i) Be given terms and benefits of employment equal to terms and benefits that are given to similarly situated nondisabled co-workers; and
(ii) Not be segregated from their co-workers;
(4) The project will maintain any records required by the Secretary and make those records available for monitoring and audit purposes;
(5) The project will provide to the Secretary an annual evaluation report of project operations as required in § 379.21(a)(6) and will submit reports in the form and detail and at the time required by the Secretary; and
(6) The applicant will comply with any requirements necessary to ensure the correctness and verification of those reports.
(c) The grant application also must include the projected average cost per placement for the project, which must be calculated by dividing the sum of the total project costs (i.e., Federal dollar amount of the grant plus the total non-Federal contributions) by the number of individuals the applicant projects in its application will be placed by the project.