U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

JTPA

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TPP

ISSUE DATE

July 21, 1997

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 04-97
 
TO : ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
ALL STATE WORKER ADJUSTMENT LIAISONS
ALL STATE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY ADMINISTRATORS
ALL ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER SYSTEM LEADS
 
FROM : ROBERT S. KENYON
Acting Administrator
for Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Employment and Training for America's Homeless: Best Practices Guide

 

  1. Purpose. To announce the publication and distribution of a new report -- Employment and Training for America's Homeless: Best Practices Guide. The report was prepared for ETA by James Bell Associates.

  2. Background. The Job Training for the Homeless Demonstration Program (JTHDP) was authorized under Section 731 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. This program, administered by DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA), represented the first comprehensive federal program specifically designed to provide employment and training services (and a wide range of other supportive services) for homeless individuals and to assist them in securing employment.

    The demonstration effort was launched in September 1988 with a series of grants to 32 locally operated demonstration sites across the nation. JTHDP continued over slightly more than seven years, concluding in November 1995.

  3. Action Required. State JTPA Liaisons are requested to distribute copies of the report to the SDAs. A bulk supply of reports has been sent under separate cover.

  4. Inquiries. Direct inquiries to the appropriate ETA Regional Administrator.

  5. Separate Cover. Employment and Training for America's Homeless: Best Practices Guide

 

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