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15.146 Ironworker Training Program

FEDERAL AGENCY:

BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

AUTHORIZATION:

Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian Adult Vocational Training Act of 1956, Public Law 84-959, 70 Stat. 986, as amended; Public Law 88-230, 77 Stat. 471, 25 U.S.C. 309.
OBJECTIVES: Need help understanding this page?
To provide ironworker vocational training, apprenticeships, and job placement to eligible American Indians through the National Ironworkers Training Program, located in Broadview, Illinois.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Eligible American Indians who reside on or near an Indian reservation may receive vocational training in ironworking and assistance with job placement upon completion of the program.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Applicants must be an American Indian who is a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, at least 20 years old, possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Development (GED) Certificate, be in good physical health, and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   American Indian who is amember of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government, at least 20 years old, possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Development (GED) Certificate, be in good physical health, and reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Complete information on beneficiary eligibility is found in 25 CFR, Parts 26 and 27.

Credentials/Documentation:   Applicant must submit a certificate signed by a Bureau Agency Superintendent or authorized Tribal representative that indicates the applicant is an enrolled member or registered with a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   Applicants should apply for program services on Bureau of Indian Affairs Form BIA-8205 at the nearest Bureau Employment Assistance office or tribal government office.

Award Procedure:   Individual applications are processed at the Bureau agency or tribal contract offices to determine eligibility.

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   1 to 90 days.

Appeals:   Appeals may be made to the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Agency Superintendent or to the Regional Director. The complete appeal process for an individual is found in 25 CFR, Part 2, "Appeals of Administrative Actions." Appeals of a Tribal contractor's decision must be made under the Tribe's appeal procedures.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Assistance for Ironworker training is not to exceed 12 weeks. Payments for subsistence and related training costs are released as required by beneficiary. Job placement assistance is provided upon completion of training.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   None.

Audits:   None.

Records:   None.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   14-2100-0-1-452.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $521,000; FY 02 est $521,000; and FY 03 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Students receive $185 per week for the duration of the program for room and board and miscellaneous expenses. Work clothes and tools are also provided.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Over 120 individuals have participated in this program; over 80 completed their training and over 60 of these individuals were subsequently employed as ironworkers.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

25 CFR 26 and 25 CFR 27.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Applications may be filed with the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. For direct contact: Mr. Robert Mitacek, Director, National Ironworkers Training Program for American Indians, 1819 Beach Street, Broadview, Illinois 60153. Telephone (708) 345-2344.

Headquarters Office:   Office of Economic Development, Division of Job Placement and Training, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street, NW, MS 4640 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Contact: Lynn Forcia Telephone: (202) 219-5270.

Web Site Address:  
http://www.doi.gov/bia/ecodev/index.htm
http://www.doi.gov/bureau-indian-affairs.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

This program provides vocational training and job placement in ironworking to individuals.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Applications are received for both vocational training and direct employment participants. Final determination to fund an application is based on the individual's eligibility.

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