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Subject Matter Experts

Answer: To support grantees in documenting the fulfillment of the SGA requirements for using subject matter experts and industry partners for assuring the quality of materials developed and used for the grant, SkillsCommons has created a guide for grant project directors or designated project staff to complete and post within SkillsCommons to assist in the documentation process.

Grantees may download a copy of the “Subject Matter Experts’ reviews of grant-created content and industry partner participation” guide posted on the Completing & Closing Out Your Grant Support Services Center page under the section SGA Voluntary Templates.

Answer: Yes. Grantees are required to identify third-party subject matter experts to conduct reviews of the deliverables produced through the grant. SkillsCommons does not provide Subject Matter Experts.

Answer: Subject matter experts are individuals with demonstrated experience in developing and/or implementing similar deliverables. These experts could include applicants’ peers, such as representatives from neighboring education and training providers. Expertise that is grounded in industry experience is essential for your program to be job-driven workforce development programs.

Grantees must provide the Department of Labor with the results of the review and the qualifications of the reviewer(s) at the time the deliverables are provided to the Department.