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17.259 WIA Youth Activities
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Title I, Part B, Sections 106, 111-112, 116-118, 121-123, 126-129, Public Law 105-220, 20 U.S.C. 9201.
To design, with States and local communities, a revitalized, workforce investment system that will help low income youth between the ages of 14 and 21 acquire the educational and occupational skills, training and support needed to achieve academic and employment success and successfully transition to careers and productive adulthood.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Title I of the Act authorizes the new Workforce Investment System and establishes State Workforce Investment Boards with oversight responsibility by the Governors for local workforce investment boards; establishes the local youth council, whose role is to ensure the provision and coordination of workforce investment activities for low income youth in the local area; and establishes the process by which eligible providers of training and youth activities are identified. The Act authorizes the use of funds for youth employment and training activities that will provide eligible youth assistance in achieving careers and academic and employment success; ensures ongoing mentoring opportunities; provides opportunities for training; provides continued supportive services; provides incentives for recognition and achievement; and provides opportunities for leadership, development, decision making, citizenship, and community service.
Applicant Eligibility: Under Title I, Sections 112 and 126 of WIA identifies the Governor as the recipient of youth training activities funds. For a State to be eligible to receive youth funds, the Governor of the State will submit to the Secretary for consideration by the Secretary, a single State plan that outlines a 5-year strategy for the Statewide workforce investment system.
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 follow in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Title I youth activities funds are allocated to States under the formula described in Section 127 of the Act.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Reporting requirements as specified by the Secretary in accordance with Federal Register 20 CFR 667.300, WIA; Final Rules dated August 11, 2000.
Account Identification: 16-0174-0-1-504.
During PY 2001, 292,580 youth were enrolled in WIA youth program nationally. In the first quarter of PY 2001, 162,191 youth enrolled nationally, representing more than 55 percent of the number of youth enrolled in the last year.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
20 CFR PART 652 et al, WIA; Final Rules Federal Register, Friday, August 11, 2000. Federal Register: Thursday, February 28, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 403) "Solicitation of Comments on the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Linkages with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Notice.
Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: