Deadlines and process...
Cooperative agreements which cover a given Federal fiscal year are executed prior to the beginning of the fiscal year (October 1).
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
The typical process would include guidelines and application material being mailed to State or local government in early summer, with initial drafts required by mid- summer, and final applications due by late summer. Cooperative agreements are executed by mid-September and become effective October 1.
In early summer, BLS begins discussions with existing and potential agencies concerning the next fiscal year's cooperative agreement, and provides them the appropriate application materials. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Each fiscal year the Bureau of Labor Statistics enters into new cooperative agreements with appropriate State or local governments.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.