2019 SMART 3.0 and Performance Training

Hilton Chicago | April 23-25, 2019 | Chicago, IL


Welcome to the registration site for the 2019 SMART 3.0 & Performance Training! This technical assistance initiative supports the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)/Employment and Training Administration's (ETA's) continuous quality improvement efforts to provide training to assist grantees in measuring key grant management and performance indicators that will improve the effectiveness of their program operations.

This training will provide policy and regulatory guidance to grantees and their staff on the OMB Uniform Administrative Guide, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements. The training will also provide the requirements for monitoring and gauging compliance, as well as DOL-specific expectations and requirements for grantees relative to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) performance accountability.

Within one meeting space, you will be able to participate in one of two concurrent training tracks:

  1. SMART 3.0 Training: Provides active Federal Award recipients of ETA grant funds with helpful strategies in navigating the administration of their grants around four central themes weaved throughout the OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards also known as the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200 and 2 CFR Part 2900): monitoring, accountability, risk mitigation, and transparency.
  2. Performance Training: Addresses performance accountability topics specific to WIOA Title I and Title III State grantees, such as national and state-specific performance data, measurable skill gains statistical adjustment model, data validation and PIRL data element collection and submission issues.

Who Should Attend

Schedule of Events

Pre-event registration opens at 3:00 pm CT on Monday, April 22, 2019, and opens again at 7:30 am CT on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Opening sessions begin promptly at 9:00 am CT on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and the training concludes at 1:00 pm CT on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

View Draft SMART 3.0 Agenda View Draft Performance Agenda

Meeting Location

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605 | 312-922-4400
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Travel Arrangements

Before making your travel arrangements, please wait to receive your confirmation email. Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel, hotel accommodations, and meals/incidentals. For your convenience, a room block is being held at the Hilton Chicago at the Federal per diem rate of $219/night plus tax and applicable fees. Guest rooms are available on a first-come basis through Tuesday, April 9, or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first. Guest rooms may be reserved using one of the following methods:

Event Registration

Registration for the 2019 SMART 3.0 and Performance Training in Chicago is now closed.


For program-related questions, please contact Deborah A. Strama at Strama.Deborah@dol.gov (SMART training) or Shelia Lewis at Lewis.Shelia.F@dol.gov (Performance training). For meeting logistics, please contact maherevents@mahernet.com. Please reference "Chicago Training" in the subject line of your message.