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:
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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.
Under Title I, Sections 101 and 127, an eligible youth is an individual who:
(1) Is 14 to 21 years of age; and (2) is an individual who received an income
or is a member of a family that received a total family income that, in
relation to family size, does not exceed the higher of (a) the poverty line;
or (b) 70 percent of the lower living standard income; and (3) meets one or
more of the following criteria: Is an individual who is deficient in basic
literacy skills; a school dropout; homeless; a runaway; a foster child;
pregnant or a parent; an offender; or requires additional assistance to
complete their education or secure and hold employment.
In order to establish a continuing relationship under the Act, the Governor
and the Secretary of Labor shall sign a Governor/Secretary Agreement. This
agreement assures that the State will comply with the Workforce Investment Act
and the applicable rules and regulations.
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
Application Procedure: For
a State to be eligible to receive Title I youth funds, the Governor of the
State submits a 5-Year State Plan to the Employment and Training
Administration, Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor, Employment and
Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S-4231 Washington,
Award Procedure: According
to Title I, Section 127, youth training activities funds are allotted by
statutory formula to States by the National Office of Employment and Training
Deadlines: For Title I
formula-funded youth activities each State shall submit its plan on or before
the date set by the Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training
Administration. Contact Headquarters Office for an application deadline date.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:
A State plan submitted to the Secretary will be considered to be approved by
the Secretary at the end of the 90-day period beginning on the day the
Secretary received the plan, unless the Secretary makes a written
determination, during the 90- day period, that the plan is inconsistent with
the provisions of Title I.
Headquarters Office to obtain information on appeal procedures.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Title I youth activities funds are allocated to States under the formula
described in Section 127 of the Act.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Formula funds are allotted based on unemployment statistics available for the
most recent 12 months.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
requirements as specified by the Secretary in accordance with Federal Register
20 CFR 667.300, WIA; Final Rules dated August 11, 2000.
Audits: Audits of the
States and Workforce Investment Areas will be conducted in accordance with
Federal Register 20 CFR 667.200, WIA; Final Rules dated August 11, 2000.
Records: States are
required to maintain adequate records in accordance with Federal Register 29
CFR 95 and 97, WIA; Final Rules dated August 11, 2000.
Grants) Program operates on a Program Year (PY) beginning July and ending June
30. PY 01 $1,000,965,000; PY 02 est $1,127,965,000; and PY 03 est
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
There is no established range; grant awards are based on formula allocation.
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:
Contact the appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in
Appendix of the Catalog.
Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Contact: Haskel Lowery, Chief, Division of
Program Planning and Operations. Telephone: (202) 693-3608. Fax: (202)
Web Site Address: http://www.doleta.gov/youth_services/formulagrants.asp