Federal Grants

ERDC received and is currently completing work on the following grants:

Workforce Data Quality Initiative (DQI) Grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded over $9 million in grants through the fifth round of funding under the Workforce Data Quality Initiative. The funds enable 9 states, including Washington, to build or expand longitudinal databases of workforce data and link them to education data to help improve the overall performance of workforce development programs. This grant opportunity is a sister initiative to the U.S. Department of Education's Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems grants for building longitudinal education databases.

About Washington's 2015 Workforce DQI Project

Washington's Application

2015 Workforce DQI Grant Proposal Deliverables

In progress Retrospective study of high school, workforce and postsecondary success that ties outcome measures to prior education and training ERDC
Future Analytical data marts for researchers ERDC
Future Standardized process to build research data sets ERDC
Future Metrics for understanding the characteristics and workforce outcomes of educational staff ERDC
Future Additional employment outcome measures ERDC
Future Data quality and availability documentation ESD
Future Research on labor supply ESD

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded approximately $27 million in grants through the sixth round of funding under the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems grant program. Sixteen states received funding to carry out projects to address up to two of six priorities focusing on data use:

  1. Financial Equity and Return on Investment (ROI)
  2. Educator Talent Management
  3. Early Learning
  4. College and Career
  5. Evaluation and Research
  6. Instructional Support

This grant opportunity is a sister initiative to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Data Quality Initiative grants for expanding education databases to include workforce data.

About Washington’s 2015 SLDS Project

Washington’s Application

2015 SLDS Grant Proposal Deliverables

Priority 1: College and Career

Outcome 1.1: P20W Outcomes for Juvenile Offenders
In progress Outcomes by juvenile probation sentencing   WSCCR/WSICJ
Future Outcomes by juvenile detention sentencing   WSCCR/WSICJ
Future Outcomes by type of juvenile justice involvement   WSCCR/WSICJ
Future Outcomes for multi-system-involved children   WSCCR/WSICJ
In progress Outcomes for adult vs. juvenile sentencing   SAC
Done Standardized juvenile justice report Standardized Juvenile Justice Report SAC
Done Analysis of students involved in truancy petition process Truancy in Washington State: Academic Performance and Education Outcomes among Truant Youth SAC
Outcome 1.2: Studies Incorporating Financial Aid
Done Study on the effectiveness of financial aid Persistence and Completion of Students Receiving Need-based Financial Aid ERDC
In Progress Predictive models incorporating financial aid structure Unmet Need among Financially Needy College Students in the State of Washington ERDC


Analysis of postsecondary outcomes of lower-income high school graduates



Outcome 1.3: P20W Transitions
In progress Community and technical college transfer study The Characteristics and Experiences of Students Who Transfer to Four-year Institutions ERDC
Future STEM analysis   ERDC
Future Predictive models for higher education completion rates   ERDC
Future Analysis of bias in unadjusted feedback-type reports   ERDC
Future Study:  Addressing modifiable community characteristics impacting postsecondary educational success   CAFRU
Outcome 1.4: P20W Data Coaching
In progress Incorporate P20W elements into data coaching ERDC
In progress Cultivating communication with P20W data consumers ERDC
Outcome 1.5: Expansion of Online Reporting
In progress High School Feedback Report expansion ERDC
Future Earnings for Graduates report expansion ERDC

Priority 2: Evaluation and Research

Outcome 2.1: Early Learning Studies
Done Early Learning Feedback Report Early Learning Feedback Report ERDC
Future Analysis of ESIT to ECEAP to K12 Services   ERDC
Future QRIS linked to WaKIDS and third grade outcomes   ERDC
Future Addressing modifiable community characteristics impacting school readiness   CAFRU
Outcome 2.2: Education and Workforce Outcomes for Social Service Clients
In progress Creation of critical questions and research agenda for the use of TANF data DSHS (ESA)
Future Linking TANF and ERDC data DSHS (ESA)
In progress Evaluation study of statewide prevention interventions for adolescent substance abuse and education outcomes DSHS (RDA)
Future Study to identify predictors of educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care DSHS (RDA)
Future Risk models DSHS (RDA)
Outcome 2.3: K12 Study of Low-Performing Schools
Future Evaluation of student outcomes in low-performing schools ERDC/OSPI
Outcome 2.4: Data Gap Analysis
Future Dataset supporting “Getting Ready to Succeed” NRCHCF
Future Dataset supporting “Gateways to Juvenile Justice Involvement” ERDC/WSCCR
Future Data Gap Analysis NRCHCF



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