Congratulations on receiving a State Apprenticeship Expansion grant from the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA). We recognize that administering grants can be an overwhelming responsibility.  The resources and information on this page are designed to help you succeed in this vitally important assignment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – These documents offer answers to general grant questions and several specific topics, including allowable and required grant activities, grant performance and outcomes, reporting requirements, and more. Please review the relevant FAQ documents and contact your Federal Project Officer (FPO) with any other questions or concerns.

Office of Apprenticeship Competitive Grant Program Basics Reference Guide – This guide provides OA grantees with basic grant management information on reporting, grant modifications, the grants package, and communication with ETA. 

ETA’s Manage Your Awarded Grant Page The landing page provides information on financial reporting, the payment management system, the ETA Grantee Handbook, and closeout. The handbook is a useful tool to effectively manage your grant and navigate the timelines and processes required by an ETA grant.

The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200 and 2 CFR Part 2900) – This links to the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (2 CFR 200), otherwise known as the Uniform Guidance, and the DOL Exceptions to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 2900).  All grants are required to be in compliance with these regulations.

Revisions to Uniform Guidance (Webinar and Requirements) – In Fall 2020, OMB released revisions to Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (also known as the Uniform Guidance) along with other updated policies affecting grants and cooperative agreements.

The SMART 3.0 Grants Management Training – This series of training modules focuses on strategies for administering grants around monitoring, accountability, risk mitigation and transparency.  They are designed to promote better management of ETA grants and improve program success, while remaining in compliance with the Uniform Guidance.

Grant Reporting Resources – This website provides an overview of grant fiscal and performance reporting requirements.

  • Specific state apprenticeship grant reporting resources can be found on the Performance Reporting Tab in the State Apprenticeship Grants Community.

ETA Core Monitoring Guide – The Core Monitoring Guide is a tool used by federal staff performing on-site reviews of a grant recipient’s core activities.