[Excerpt] The Women’s Bureau (WB), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department, or we), announces the availability of approximately $1 million in grant funds authorized by 29 U.S.C. § 13 and the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act, for the Women’s Bureau Paid Leave Analysis grant program.
This program is intended to support research and analysis needed to explore, develop, implement, and/or improve paid family and medical leave programs at the State and municipal levels, as well as in U.S. Territories and Possessions and federally recognized Indian/Native American Tribes. Specifically, the research and analysis activities must fall into one or more of the following five categories:
- Statistical analysis, such as cost-benefit or actuarial studies;
- Feasibility analysis;
- Economic-impact analysis;
- Financing, eligibility, and benefit modeling; and
- Education, outreach, and marketing analysis for implementation purposes.
The activities listed above may include identifying and studying viable options for financing and administering a paid family and medical leave program in states that do not have a temporary disability insurance program (e.g., employer mandates; other social insurance programs; publicly funded programs).