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Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability Based on Program Year (PY) 2006 Performance

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AGENCY:

Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Department of Education, announces that eight states are eligible to apply for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) incentive awards authorized by section 503 of the WIA.

DATES:

The eight eligible states must submit their applications for incentive funding to the Department of Labor by June 9, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

Submit applications to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Performance and Technology, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S-5206, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Karen Staha and Traci DiMartini, Telephone number: 202-693-3698 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202-693-3490. E-mail: staha.karen@dol.gov and dimartini.traci@dol.gov. Information may also be found at the ETA Performance Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/​performance.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Eight (8) states (see Appendix) qualify to receive a share of the $9.9 million available for incentive grant awards under WIA section 503. These funds, which were contributed by the Department of Education from appropriations for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, are available for the eligible states to use through June 30, 2010, to support innovative workforce development and education activities that are authorized under title I (Workforce Investment Systems) or title II (the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)) of WIA, or under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq., as amended by Public Law 109-270. In order to qualify for a grant award, a state must have exceeded performance levels agreed to by the Secretaries, Governor, and State Education Officer for outcomes in WIA title I, adult education (AEFLA), and career and technical education (Perkins III) programs. The goals included placement after training, retention in employment, and improvements in literacy levels, among other measures. After review of the performance data submitted by states to the Department of Labor and to the Department of Education, each Department determined which states would qualify for incentives for its programs (the Appendix at the bottom of this notice details the eligibility of each state by program). These lists of eligible states were compared, and states that qualified under all three programs are eligible to apply for and receive an incentive grant award. The amount that each state is eligible to receive was determined by the Department of Labor and the Department of Education and is based on WIA section 503(c) (20 U.S.C. 9273(c)), and is proportional to the total funding received by these states for the three Acts.

The states eligible to apply for incentive grant awards and the amounts they are eligible to receive are listed in the following chart:

StateAmount of award
1. Arizona$1,112,979
2. Connecticut953,347
3. Illinois2,148,397
4. Missouri1,186,870
5. Montana849,786
6. Ohio1,783,568
7. South Carolina1,111,549
8. South Dakota821,995
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Dated: April 17, 2008.

Brent R. Orrell,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

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Appendix

StateIncentive grants PY 2006-07 exceeded state performance levels
WIA (title I)AEFLA (adult education)Perkins III (vocational education)WIA title I; AEFLA; Perkins Act
AlabamaX
AlaskaX
ArizonaXXXX
ArkansasXX
California
ColoradoXX
ConnecticutXXXX
District of ColumbiaXX
DelawareXX
FloridaX
GeorgiaX
HawaiiX
IdahoXX
IllinoisXXXX
IndianaXX
IowaXX
KansasXX
KentuckyXX
LouisianaXX
MaineXX
MarylandX
MassachusettsXX
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MichiganX
MinnesotaXX
MississippiXX
MissouriXXXX
MontanaXXXX
NebraskaX
NevadaXX
New HampshireX
New JerseyXX
New MexicoX
New YorkX
North CarolinaX
North DakotaX
OhioXXXX
OklahomaX
OregonXX
PennsylvaniaX
Puerto RicoX
Rhode Island
South CarolinaXXXX
South DakotaXXXX
TennesseeXX
TexasXX
UtahXX
VermontX
VirginiaXX
WashingtonXX
West VirginiaXX
WisconsinXX
WyomingX
States in bold exceeded their performance levels for all three programs.
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[FR Doc. E8-8861 Filed 4-23-08; 8:45 am]

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