Q - How much money is available for grants in Fiscal Year 2013?
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Labor-Management Cooperation Grant Program currently does not have FY2013 funding under the Continuing Resolution recently enacted to fund the federal government. FMCS will update our website when more funding information becomes available. FMCS appreciates your interest in our grants program
Please consult the FMCS web site (www.FMCS.gov) to download forms and information. You may obtain additional information from our Grants Office by calling (202) 606-8181 or contact Linda Gray-Broughton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q - Can an independent consultant who works on the grant applications also perform grant-funded services?
A - No. An independent consultant cannot perform services funded by that grant (i.e., project facilitation, project evaluation) under a separate contract. This practice is in violation of Federal Contract Law. In any case, FMCS encourages labor and management parties to develop their own grant applications together. The citations for the prohibition on a consultant who prepared the grant from then bidding for work or positions contained in the grant are 48 CFR section 9.5 and OMB Circular A-110 Section 43.
Q - If an applicant received funding under this program before, are they eligible to re-apply?
A - Applicants who received funding under this program in the last six years for committee operations are not eligible to re-apply. The only exception will be made for grantees that seek funds on behalf of an entirely different committee whose efforts are totally outside of the scope of the original grant.