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Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive Funding Availability Based on Program Year (PY) 2012 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 eight States are eligible to apply for WIA (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.) incentive grant awards authorized by section 503 of the WIA.

DATES:

The eight eligible States must submit their applications for incentive funding to the DOL by May 30, 2014.

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 12, which will be forthcoming.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Luke Murren at Murren.Luke@dol.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Eight States (see Appendix) qualify to receive a share of the $9,884,265 available for incentive grant awards under WIA section 503. These funds, which were contributed by ED from appropriations for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act at WIA title II (AEFLA), are available for the eligible States to use through June 30, 2016, to support innovative workforce development and education activities that are authorized under WIA title IB (Workforce Investment Systems) or WIA title II (AEFLA), 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 WIA title II. (Perkins IV removed the requirement that funds be reserved to carry out section 503 of WIA which only referenced Pub. L. 105-332 (Perkins III); thus, DOL and ED do not 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: (1) Employment after training and related services, as well as retention in employment, and (2) improvements in literacy levels, among other measures. After review of the performance data submitted by States to DOL and ED, each Department determined which States exceeded their performance levels for its respective program(s) (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 States eligible to apply for incentive grant awards and the amounts they are eligible to receive are listed in the following chart:

StateTotal award
Georgia$1,428,125
Idaho845,837
Indiana1,130,999
Maine819,433
Oklahoma911,238
Pennsylvania1,438,783
South Carolina1,079,016
Texas2,230,834
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Eric M. Seleznow,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

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Appendix

StateIncentive Grants Program Year 2012 Exceeded State Performance Levels
WIA title IBAEFLA (WIA title II—Adult Education)WIA title IB; AEFLA
Alabama
AlaskaX
ArizonaX
ArkansasX
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
DelawareX
Florida
GeorgiaXXX
Hawaii
IdahoXXX
IllinoisX
IndianaXXX
Iowa
KansasX
Kentucky
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LouisianaX
MaineXXX
MarylandX
Massachusetts
MichiganX
MinnesotaX
MississippiX
MissouriX
MontanaX
Nebraska
Nevada
New HampshireX
New Jersey
New MexicoX
New YorkX
North Carolina
North Dakota
OhioX
OklahomaXXX
Oregon
PennsylvaniaXXX
Puerto Rico
Rhode IslandX
South CarolinaXXX
South DakotaX
TennesseeX
TexasXXX
UtahX
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West VirginiaX
Wisconsin
WyomingX
Total19208
* States in bold exceeded their performance levels for both WIA Title IB and WIA title II programs.
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[FR Doc. 2014-08476 Filed 4-14-14; 8:45 am]

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