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Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program Year (PY) 2016

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AGENCY:

Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to conduct reallotment of certain WIOA formula allotted funds based on ETA 9130 financial reports submitted by states as of the end of the prior program year (PY). This notice publishes the dislocated worker PY 2016 funds for recapture by state and the amount to be reallotted to eligible states.

DATES:

This notice is effective April 5, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Amanda Ahlstrand, Administrator, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, Room C-4526, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Telephone (202) 693-3052 (this is not a toll-free number) or fax (202) 693-3981.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Appropriations Act, Congress appropriated WIOA PY 2016 funds in two portions: (1) Funds available for obligation July 1, 2016 (i.e., PY 2016 “base” funds), and (2) funds available for obligation October 1, 2016 (i.e., Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 “advance” funds). Together, these two portions make up the complete PY 2016 WIOA funding. Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 17-15 announced WIOA allotments based on this appropriation and alerted states to the recapture and reallotment of funds' provisions, as required under WIOA Section 132(c). This section of WIOA requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to conduct reallotment of excess unobligated WIOA Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker formula funds based on ETA 9130 financial reports submitted by states at the end of the prior program year (i.e., PY 2015).

WIOA regulations at 20 CFR 693.135 describe the procedures the Secretary uses for recapture and reallotment of funds. ETA will not recapture any PY 2016 funds for the Adult and Youth programs because there are no states where PY 2015 unobligated funds exceed the statutory requirements of 20 percent of state allotted funds. However, for the Dislocated Worker program, Kentucky had unobligated PY 2015 funds in excess of 20 percent of its allotment. Therefore, ETA will recapture a total of $805,082 of PY 2016 funding from Kentucky and reallot those funds to the remaining eligible states, as required by WIOA Section 132(c).

ETA will issue a Notice of Award to the states to reflect the recapture and reallotment of these funds. The adjustment of funds will be made to the FY 2017 advance portion of the PY 2016 allotments, which ETA issued in October 2016. The attached tables display the net changes to PY 2016 formula allotments and a description of the reallotment methodology.

WIOA and its implementing regulations do not provide specific requirements by which states must distribute realloted funds, so states have flexibility to determine the methodology used.

For any state subject to recapture of funds, WIOA Section 132(c)(5) requires the Governor to prescribe equitable procedures for reacquiring funds from the state and local areas.

As mentioned, the recapture/reallotment adjustments will be made to the FY 2017 advance portion of the PY 2016 allotment. Therefore, for reporting purposes, states must reflect the recapture/reallotment amount (decrease or increase) in the “Total Federal Funds Authorized” line of any affected FY 2017 ETA 9130 financial reports (State Dislocated Worker Activities, Statewide Rapid Response, Local Dislocated Worker Activities) in a manner consistent with the method of distribution of these amounts to state and local areas used by the state. The state must include an explanation of the Start Printed Page 16625adjustment in the remarks section of the adjusted reports.

I. Attachment A

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIOA Dislocated Worker Activities PY 2016 Reallotment to States

[02/08/2017]

Calculating reallotment amountImpact on PY 2016 allotments
Excess unobligated PY 2015 funds to be recaptured from PY 2016 fundsEligible states' PY 2015 1 dislocated worker allotmentsReallotment amount for eligible states (based on eligible states' share of PY 2015 allotments)Total original PY 2016 allotments before reallotmentRecapture/ reallotment adjustment to PY 2016 allotmentsRevised total PY 2016 allotments
Alabama$0$15,012,219$12,128$16,427,975$12,128$16,440,103
Alaska02,184,1191,7652,854,0091,7652,855,774
Arizona **022,511,71518,18725,029,05118,18725,047,238
Arkansas08,052,0596,5057,757,0446,5057,763,549
California0164,063,131132,548169,644,376132,548169,776,924
Colorado013,622,33611,00612,323,38111,00612,334,387
Connecticut013,612,47410,99814,353,69710,99814,364,695
Delaware02,596,9042,0982,349,2772,0982,351,375
District of Columbia03,443,6272,7824,499,8212,7824,502,603
Florida061,786,73249,91865,053,78549,91865,103,703
Georgia039,981,70132,30140,521,42632,30140,553,727
Hawaii01,931,2771,5601,894,1611,5601,895,721
Idaho02,636,8792,1302,385,4402,1302,387,570
Illinois058,325,15147,12152,763,56747,12152,810,688
Indiana017,611,40814,22817,062,80114,22817,077,029
Iowa04,426,2393,5764,004,1763,5764,007,752
Kansas04,682,9593,7834,609,8313,7834,613,614
Kentucky805,0820014,673,688(805,082)13,868,606
Louisiana09,215,6607,44512,042,1927,44512,049,637
Maine03,592,3962,9023,249,8442,9023,252,746
Maryland017,549,61214,17818,580,38614,17818,594,564
Massachusetts021,265,19617,18019,237,45717,18019,254,637
Michigan040,080,96232,38236,259,04932,38236,291,431
Minnesota08,332,4206,7327,537,8846,7327,544,616
Mississippi011,047,1848,92511,826,8088,92511,835,733
Missouri018,476,29714,92717,142,07514,92717,157,002
Montana01,699,4581,3731,537,4061,3731,538,779
Nebraska02,016,3081,6291,824,0431,6291,825,672
Nevada013,272,37710,72314,417,70410,72314,428,427
New Hampshire02,355,0191,9032,130,4571,9032,132,360
New Jersey033,968,53427,44338,809,70927,44338,837,152
New Mexico **06,691,8165,4067,937,3005,4067,942,706
New York069,009,25355,75362,428,88855,75362,484,641
North Carolina031,698,02625,60931,022,72125,60931,048,330
North Dakota0566,170457728,444457728,901
Ohio033,758,85727,27430,539,78727,27430,567,061
Oklahoma05,943,5014,8025,376,7604,8025,381,562
Oregon013,672,40111,04614,140,16711,04614,151,213
Pennsylvania037,184,90230,04236,591,15430,04236,621,196
Puerto Rico020,357,21016,44725,824,09016,44725,840,537
Rhode Island05,533,2564,4705,005,6334,4705,010,103
South Carolina012,481,97310,08416,310,31510,08416,320,399
South Dakota0856,1586921,070,7346921,071,426
Tennessee021,507,64317,37623,146,61717,37623,163,993
Texas055,598,80944,91950,297,19444,91950,342,113
Utah **02,963,2442,3943,143,0672,3943,145,461
Vermont0806,732652890,075652890,727
Virginia017,685,63114,28816,945,52014,28816,959,808
Washington019,533,85615,78222,462,28415,78222,478,066
West Virginia04,814,5883,8906,291,2693,8906,295,159
Wisconsin015,763,22812,73514,260,12812,73514,272,863
Wyoming0728,014588740,333588740,921
State total805,082996,507,621805,0821,017,955,00001,017,955,000
** Includes Navajo Nation.
1 PY 2015 allotment amounts are used to determine the reallotment amount eligible states receive of the recaptured amount.
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II. Attachment B

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, WIOA Dislocated Worker Activities, PY 2016 Revised Allotments With Reallotment—PY/FY Split

[01/27/2017]

Total allotmentAvailable 7/1/16Available 10/1/16
OriginalRecapture/ reallotmentRevisedOriginalRecapture/ reallotmentRevisedOriginalRecapture/ reallotmentRevised
Alabama16,427,97512,12816,440,1032,595,9932,595,99313,831,98212,12813,844,110
Alaska2,854,0091,7652,855,774450,998450,9982,403,0111,7652,404,776
Arizona *25,029,05118,18725,047,2383,955,1583,955,15821,073,89318,18721,092,080
Arkansas7,757,0446,5057,763,5491,225,7891,225,7896,531,2556,5056,537,760
California169,644,376132,548169,776,92426,807,66326,807,663142,836,713132,548142,969,261
Colorado12,323,38111,00612,334,3871,947,3741,947,37410,376,00711,00610,387,013
Connecticut14,353,69710,99814,364,6952,268,2102,268,21012,085,48710,99812,096,485
Delaware2,349,2772,0982,351,375371,239371,2391,978,0382,0981,980,136
District of Columbia4,499,8212,7824,502,603711,074711,0743,788,7472,7823,791,529
Florida65,053,78549,91865,103,70310,279,97510,279,97554,773,81049,91854,823,728
Georgia40,521,42632,30140,553,7276,403,3056,403,30534,118,12132,30134,150,422
Hawaii1,894,1611,5601,895,721299,320299,3201,594,8411,5601,596,401
Idaho2,385,4402,1302,387,570376,954376,9542,008,4862,1302,010,616
Illinois52,763,56747,12152,810,6888,337,8418,337,84144,425,72647,12144,472,847
Indiana17,062,80114,22817,077,0292,696,3102,696,31014,366,49114,22814,380,719
Iowa4,004,1763,5764,007,752632,751632,7513,371,4253,5763,375,001
Kansas4,609,8313,7834,613,614728,458728,4583,881,3733,7833,885,156
Kentucky14,673,688(805,082)13,868,6062,318,7762,318,77612,354,912(805,082)11,549,830
Louisiana12,042,1927,44512,049,6371,902,9401,902,94010,139,2527,44510,146,697
Maine3,249,8442,9023,252,746513,549513,5492,736,2952,9022,739,197
Maryland18,580,38614,17818,594,5642,936,1232,936,12315,644,26314,17815,658,441
Massachusetts19,237,45717,18019,254,6373,039,9553,039,95516,197,50217,18016,214,682
Michigan36,259,04932,38236,291,4315,729,7535,729,75330,529,29632,38230,561,678
Minnesota7,537,8846,7327,544,6161,191,1571,191,1576,346,7276,7326,353,459
Mississippi11,826,8088,92511,835,7331,868,9041,868,9049,957,9048,9259,966,829
Missouri17,142,07514,92717,157,0022,708,8372,708,83714,433,23814,92714,448,165
Montana1,537,4061,3731,538,779242,945242,9451,294,4611,3731,295,834
Nebraska1,824,0431,6291,825,672288,240288,2401,535,8031,6291,537,432
Nevada14,417,70410,72314,428,4272,278,3252,278,32512,139,37910,72312,150,102
New Hampshire2,130,4571,9032,132,360336,661336,6611,793,7961,9031,795,699
New Jersey38,809,70927,44338,837,1526,132,8156,132,81532,676,89427,44332,704,337
New Mexico *7,937,3005,4067,942,7061,254,2741,254,2746,683,0265,4066,688,432
New York62,428,88855,75362,484,6419,865,1829,865,18252,563,70655,75352,619,459
North Carolina31,022,72125,60931,048,3304,902,2944,902,29426,120,42725,60926,146,036
North Dakota728,444457728,901115,111115,111613,333457613,790
Ohio30,539,78727,27430,567,0614,825,9804,825,98025,713,80727,27425,741,081
Oklahoma5,376,7604,8025,381,562849,650849,6504,527,1104,8024,531,912
Oregon14,140,16711,04614,151,2132,234,4672,234,46711,905,70011,04611,916,746
Pennsylvania36,591,15430,04236,621,1965,782,2335,782,23330,808,92130,04230,838,963
Puerto Rico25,824,09016,44725,840,5374,080,7924,080,79221,743,29816,44721,759,745
Rhode Island5,005,6334,4705,010,103791,004791,0044,214,6294,4704,219,099
South Carolina16,310,31510,08416,320,3992,577,4002,577,40013,732,91510,08413,742,999
South Dakota1,070,7346921,071,426169,200169,200901,534692902,226
Tennessee23,146,61717,37623,163,9933,657,6913,657,69119,488,92617,37619,506,302
Texas50,297,19444,91950,342,1137,948,0987,948,09842,349,09644,91942,394,015
Utah *3,143,0672,3943,145,461496,676496,6762,646,3912,3942,648,785
Vermont890,075652890,727140,652140,652749,423652750,075
Virginia16,945,52014,28816,959,8082,677,7772,677,77714,267,74314,28814,282,031
Washington22,462,28415,78222,478,0663,549,5513,549,55118,912,73315,78218,928,515
West Virginia6,291,2693,8906,295,159994,163994,1635,297,1063,8905,300,996
Wisconsin14,260,12812,73514,272,8632,253,4242,253,42412,006,70412,73512,019,439
Wyoming740,333588740,921116,989116,989623,344588623,932
State Total1,017,955,0001,017,955,000160,860,000160,860,000857,095,000857,095,000
* Includes funds allocated to the Navajo Nation.

III. Attachment C

Dislocated Worker (DW) State Formula PY 2016 Reallotment Methodology

Reallotment Summary: This year the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) analyzed Dislocated Worker ETA 9130 financial reports from the June 30, 2016 reporting period for funds provided to states in PY 2015, to determine if any state had unobligated funds in excess of 20 percent of their PY 2015 allotment amount. If so, ETA will recapture that amount from PY 2016 funds and reallot the recaptured funds among eligible states.

  • Source Data: ETA 9130 financial reports.
  • Programs: State Dislocated Worker, Statewide Rapid Response, Local Dislocated Worker.
  • Period: June 30, 2016.
  • Years covered: PY 2015 and FY 2016.

Reallotment Calculation Process

1. Determine each state's unobligated balance: ETA computes the state's total amount of PY 2015 state obligations (including FY 2016 funds) for the DW program. State obligations are the sum of DW statewide activities obligations, Statewide Rapid Response obligations, and 100 percent of what the state authorizes for DW local activities (which includes program and administrative funds). To determine the Start Printed Page 16627unobligated balance for the DW program, ETA subtracts the total DW obligations amount from the state's total PY 2015 DW allotment (Note: for this process, ETA adds DW allotted funds transferred to the Navajo Nation back to Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah local DW authorized amounts).

2. Excluding state administrative costs: Section 683.135 of the regulations provides that the recapture calculations exclude the reserve for state administration which is part of the DW statewide activities. States do not report data on state administrative amounts authorized and obligated on the ETA 9130 financial reports. In the preliminary calculation, to determine states potentially liable for recapture, ETA estimates the DW portion of the state administrative amount authorized by calculating the five percent maximum amount for state DW administrative costs using the DW state allotment amounts (excluding any recapture/reallotment that occurred). ETA treats 100 percent of the state's estimated amount authorized for administration as obligated, although the estimate of state administration obligations is limited by reported statewide activities obligations overall.

3. Follow-up with states potentially liable for recapture: ETA requests that those states potentially liable for recapture provide additional data on state administrative amounts which are not regularly reported on the PY 2015 and FY 2016 statewide activities reports. The additional information requested includes the amount of statewide activities funds the state authorized and obligated for state administration as of June 30, 2016. If a state provides actual state DW administrative costs, authorized and obligated, in the comments section of revised ETA 9130 reports, this data replaces the estimates. Based on the requested actual data submitted by potentially liable states on revised reports, ETA reduces the DW total allotment for these states by the amount states indicate they authorized for state administrative costs. Likewise, ETA reduces the DW total obligations for these states by the portion actually obligated for state administration.

4. Recapture calculation: States (including those adjusted by actual state administrative data) with unobligated balances exceeding 20 percent of the total PY 2015 DW allotment amount (including PY 2015 “base” funds and FY 2016 “advance” funds) will have their PY 2016 DW funding (from the FY 2017 “advance” portion) reduced (recaptured) by the amount of the excess.

5. Reallotment calculation: Finally, states with unobligated balances which do not exceed 20 percent (eligible states) will receive a share of the total recaptured amount (based on their share of the total PY 2015 (including their PY 2015 “base” and FY 2016 “advance” amount DW allotments) in their PY 2016 DW funding (in the FY 2017 “advance” portion).

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Signed at Washington, DC, this March 15, 2017.

Byron Zuidema,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration.

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