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17.258 WIA Adult Program
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Public Law 105-220, 20 U.S.C. 9201.
To provide workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by the participants. This aims to improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation's economy. This program is designed to increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment, retention in unsubsidized employment six months after entry into employment, and wage gain. For cross-cutting goals, the program intends to enhance customer satisfaction for participants and for employers. The employment goals will be measured using Unemployment Insurance Wage Records systems and customer satisfaction goals will be measured by sampling.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
The Act specifies that most services for adults will be provided through One Stop Career Centers. The Act authorizes three levels of service which are available to all jobseekers. "Core" services include outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information. "Intensive" services include more comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans and counseling and career planning. Those customers who cannot find employment through intensive services may receive "training" services linked to job opportunities in their communities, including both occupational training and training in basic skills. To promote customer choice and involvement in career decisions, participants use an "individual training account" to select an appropriate training program from a qualified training provider. The Act also authorizes the provision of supportive services (e.g., transportation and child care assistance) to enable an individual to participate in the program.
Applicant Eligibility: The only organizations eligible to receive funding from the Department are the 50 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas. Funds are allotted based on a statutory formula. The States in turn allocate funds to local Workforce Investment Boards (approximately 600), by formula.
Pre-application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Title I Adult Training Activities funds are allocated to States under the formula described in the Act, which includes three factors based on the national distribution of unemployed individuals and disadvantaged adults.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Reporting requirements as specified by the Secretary in accordance with 20 CFR 667.300.
Account Identification: 16-0174-0-1-504.
In PY 2001 approximately 296,800 participants were served. Budget estimates for program year 2002, call for 414,800 individuals to be served.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
20 CFR 652 al. Federal Register of August 2000.
Regional or Local Office: Contact appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: