The Department distributes funding to states to administer the TAA program and fund benefits and services. Annual summaries of TAA data can be found in the Overview of TAA Data section.
Data on TAA Allocations
Information on funds allocated to states can be downloaded here. It is updated annually to include the most recent complete fiscal year (October through September). The earliest available allocation data depends on the particular funding source, but this includes all available data through FY 2019. This was last updated on 05/20/2020.
Details on specific fund distributions and their requirements can be found under the specific directive providing those funds on the TAA Directives and Guidance page. Visit the Budget page for information on the TAA Budget FUBA Account.
Overview of TAA Funding
States typically receive three grant funding streams for each Fiscal Year*:
- Training and Other Activities (TaOA): TaOA funds are used to for TAA training, case management activities, job search allowances, relocation allowances, and administration. This is a three year grant meaning that funds distributed in FY 2019 can be used during FY 2019, FY 2020, or FY 2021.
- Administration Funds: TaOA funds include money for the administration of the program. The amount of funds able to be spent on administration is statutorily capped. In most years, the amount is capped at 10% of funds provided, but some years are subject to a different amount as discussed in the specific directive providing those funds: TAA Directives and Guidance.
- Case Management Funds: TaOA funds include money for funding case management and employment services. There is a statutory minimum requiring states to spend at least 5% of funds provided on case management and employment services.
- Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA): TRA funds are used for providing Trade Readjustment Allowances. This grant stream is for one year, meaning FY 2019 funds can only be used during FY 2019. This grant is administered as an Unemployment Insurance grant.
- Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) and Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA): A/RTAA funds are funds are used for providing these two specific benefits. This grant stream is for one year, meaning FY 2019 funds can only be used during FY 2019. This grant is administered as an Unemployment Insurance grant.
*Historic funds did not always follow this same model.
Financial reports for each of TAA state grant must be submitted quarterly on the ETA-9130 Financial Report through the e-Grants Federal Reporting System, an online ETA-9130 reporting system for recipients to enter and certify quarterly financial data.
For additional technical assistance:
- TAA Directives and Guidance page gives details on each funding distribution and the specific requirements for funds spent against that distribution.
- States can utilize the Fiscal-Only Self-Check and learn more about how TAA validates financial data against participant data through TAA Data Integrity on our TAA Participant Reporting page.
- The financial reporting page provides additional technical documentation on how to report funds and questions about system access.
- The TAA Webinars page provides additional technical assistance specific to reporting on TAA funds, revised forms, and some guidance on cost allocation.
- For additional questions not addressed in these resources, please Contact Us.
States Requesting Additional Funds
States may request TaOA reserve funds in accordance with 20 CFR 618.920(b) at any time during this fiscal year. States must use the Reserve Funding Request Form ETA-9117 (OMB No. 1205-0275) (PDF, Word) to request these funds.
To be eligible for TaOA reserve funds, a state must demonstrate that at least 50 percent of TaOA funds made available to that state in the current fiscal year and the two preceding fiscal years have been expended or that the state needs additional funds to meet unusual or unexpected events. A state requesting reserve funds must also provide a documented estimate of expected funding needs through the end of the fiscal year. A state must base its estimate on an analysis that includes at least the following:
- The average cost of training in the state;
- The expected number of participants in training through the end of the fiscal year; and
- The remaining funds the state has available for TaOA.