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Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability Based on Program Year (PY) 2008 Performance

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AGENCY:

Employment and Training Administration.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

The ten eligible states must submit their applications for incentive funding to the Department of Labor by June 21, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Submit applications to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of System Accomplishments, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S-5206, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Karen Staha and Gail Sather, Telephone number: 202-693-3995 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202-693-3490. E-mail: staha.karen@dol.gov and sather.gail@dol.gov. Information may also be found at the ETA Performance Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/​performance.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Ten states (see Appendix) qualify to receive a share of the $9.7 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, 2012, to support innovative workforce development and education activities that are authorized under title IB (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 its performance levels for WIA title IB and adult education (AEFLA). (Due to the lack of availability of PY 2008 performance data under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (Perkins III), the Department of Labor and the Department of Education did not consider states' performance levels under the Perkins Act in determining incentive grants eligibility.) The goals included employment after training and related services, 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 for its program(s) which states exceeded their performance levels (the Appendix at the bottom of this notice lists the eligibility of each state by program). These lists were compared, and states that exceeded their performance levels for both 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, based on the provisions in WIA section 503(c) (20 U.S.C. 9273(c)), and is proportional to the total funding received by these states for WIA title IB and AEFLA programs.

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. Colorado$870,920
2. Connecticut844,169
3. Illinois1,238,005
4. Iowa806,297
5. Kentucky964,785
6. Minnesota881,593
7. Missouri988,456
8. Nebraska784,251
9. New York1,405,909
10. Tennessee976,065
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Dated: May 4, 2010.

Jane Oates,

Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

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Appendix

StateIncentive grants PY 2008-FY 2009 exceeded state performance levels
WIA (title IB)AEFLA (adult education)WIA title IB; AEFLA
AlabamaX
Alaska
ArizonaX
ArkansasX
California
ColoradoXXX
ConnecticutXXX
District of Columbia
DelawareX
FloridaX
GeorgiaX
Hawaii
IdahoX
IllinoisXXX
IndianaX
IowaXXX
Kansas
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KentuckyXXX
Louisiana
MaineX
Maryland
MassachusettsX
MichiganX
MinnesotaXXX
MississippiX
MissouriXXX
MontanaX
NebraskaXXX
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New YorkXXX
North CarolinaX
North DakotaX
OhioX
Oklahoma
Oregon
PennsylvaniaX
Puerto RicoX
Rhode IslandX
South Carolina
South DakotaX
TennesseeXXX
TexasX
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West VirginiaX
WisconsinX
Wyoming
States in bold exceeded their performance levels for both AEFLA and WIA Title IB programs.
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[FR Doc. 2010-10930 Filed 5-6-10; 8:45 am]

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