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Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability Based on Program Year (PY) 2011 Performance

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AGENCY:

Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Labor (DOL), in collaboration with the Department of Education (ED), announces that 15 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 15 eligible States must submit their applications for incentive funding to the Department of Labor by July 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

Submit applications to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of Strategic Planning and Performance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-5641, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Karen Staha and Luke Murren. Telephone number: 202-693-3733 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 202-693-2766. Email: staha.karen@dol.gov and murren.luke@dol.gov. Information may also be found at the ETA Performance Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/​performance. Additional information on how to apply can be found in Training and Employment Guidance Letter 20-01 Change 11, which will be forthcoming.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Luke Murren at Email Murren.Luke@dol.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Fifteen States (see Appendix) qualify to receive a share of the $10,428,273 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 (AEFLA), are available for the eligible States to use through June 30, 2015, to support innovative workforce development and education activities that are authorized under title IB (Workforce Investment Systems) or title II (AEFLA) of WIA, or under the Carl D. Start Printed Page 31597Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), 20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq., as amended by Pub. L. 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). (Perkins IV removed the requirement that funds be reserved to carry out section 503 of WIA which only referenced P.L. 105-332 (Perkins III); thus, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Education (ED) no longer consider States' performance levels under Perkins IV in determining eligibility for incentive grants under Section 503 of WIA.) The performance related goals used to determine a State's eligibility status include: 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 DOL and to ED, 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. Due to the fact that there were insufficient funds to award the minimum amount mentioned in WIA section 503, DOL used a formula where 95 percent of the total available funds were distributed evenly among all eligible states, and the additional five percent was determined by the Department of Labor and the Department of Education based on the provisions in 20 CFR 666.230(c)(1), 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:

StateTotal award
Arizona$696,551
Arkansas674,924
Georgia717,658
Idaho667,885
Kentucky688,486
Louisiana683,255
Minnesota683,360
Missouri692,377
New Hampshire665,342
New York768,000
Ohio729,340
Pennsylvania724,355
Rhode Island668,615
Tennessee697,963
West Virginia670,161
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Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of May, 2013.

Jane Oates,

Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

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APPENDIX

StateIncentive Grants PY 2011/FY 2012 Exceeded State Performance Levels
WIA (Title IB)AEFLA (Adult Education)WIA Title IB; AEFLA
Alabama
Alaska
ArizonaXXX
ArkansasXXX
California
ColoradoX
ConnecticutX
District of ColumbiaX
DelawareX
Florida
GeorgiaXXX
HawaiiX
IdahoXXX
IllinoisX
Indiana
Iowa
KansasX
KentuckyXXX
LouisianaXXX
Maine
MarylandX
MassachusettsX
MichiganX
MinnesotaXXX
MississippiX
MissouriXXX
MontanaX
Nebraska
NevadaX
New HampshireXXX
New JerseyX
New MexicoX
New YorkXXX
North Carolina
North DakotaX
OhioXXX
OklahomaX
Oregon
PennsylvaniaXXX
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Puerto Rico
Rhode IslandXXX
South CarolinaX
South Dakota
TennesseeXXX
TexasX
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
WashingtonX
West VirginiaXXX
Wisconsin
Wyoming
States in bold exceeded their performance levels for both AEFLA and WIA Title IB programs.
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[FR Doc. 2013-12425 Filed 5-23-13; 8:45 am]

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