Paid Leave Analysis Grants
2016 Paid Leave Analysis Grants: Funding Opportunity Announcement
On May 5th, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau announced the availability of $1 million in grant funds to support research and analysis needed to develop and implement paid family and medical leave programs in jurisdictions across the country. The Funding Opportunity Announcement outlines the grant priorities, evaluation factors, and application guidance for up to six competitive grants.
Reports from 2014 paid leave analysis grants
In 2014 the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau and Employment and Training Administration awarded $500,000 to assist the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Montana and Rhode Island in funding feasibility studies on paid leave. These studies help inform the development or implementation of paid family and medical leave programs at the state level.
Click here to read an introduction letter for the 2014 Paid Leave Grantee Products. The results of the studies are below:
District of Columbia- DC Paid Family Leave
- Research Plan
- Literature Review
- Costs and Benefits
Montana- Business Survey
- Montana’s Labor Shortage
- FMLA In Four States
- Proposed MT Policy
- Paid FMLA Overview
- Montana Paid Leave Presentation (PowerPoint)
Rhode Island- Paid Leave Program Report
Awardees of 2015 paid leave grants
On September 29th 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau awarded $1.55 million in grants to study the feasibility of developing and expanding statewide paid family and medical leave programs. The 2015 Paid Leave Analysis Grants awardees are:
- The State of California, Employment Development Department Read the Fact Sheet
- The Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight, Maryland Read the Fact Sheet
- The New Hampshire Employment Security Read the Fact Sheet
- The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Read the Fact Sheet
- The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Read the Fact Sheet
- The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability Read the Fact Sheet
- The Vermont Commission on Women Read the Fact Sheet
- The Washington State Employment Security Department Read the Fact Sheet
Click here to read the abstracts from the grant applications.
This investment builds on the $500,000 in paid leave analysis grants awarded in 2014 to the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Montana and Rhode Island, and represent one of the key deliverables and action items announced at the June 2014 White House Summit on Working Families.
On September 9th 2015, the Women’s Bureau hosted a Paid Family and Medical Leave Findings Symposium at the U.S. Department of Labor. We heard insightful presentations from the Women’s Bureau 2014 paid leave research grantees and academic researchers whose work have been funded by the Chief Evaluation Office. Click here to watch the video of the event.
"One of the most important things you can do to increase female labor force participation is pass paid leave. – Secretary Tom Perez."
Click here to view a Working Mothers in the U.S. infographic
Click here to view an infographic about First-Time Mothers at Work
Click here to view the U.S. Department of Labor Chief Evaluation Office report on Assessing Rhode Island's Temporary Caregiver Insurance Act: Insights from a Survey of Employers
Click here to view the U.S. Department of Labor Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy report on California’s Paid Family Leave Law:
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