Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 37

January 25, 2002

(For Internal Use Only)


Technical Assistance and Training

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) is trying to determine how many people in the Workforce Investment System would still like to receive training on the One Stop Comprehensive Financial Management Technical Assistance Guide. ETA is considering hosting a session in Chicago, IL the week of May 13 - 17, 2002. The session will begin at 2:00 pm on Monday, and will conclude around 12:00 noon on Friday. If you would like to attend this training session, please send your name, the name of your organization, and all contact information to Amy Knight at by no later than Friday, February 15, 2002. Based on the number of responses received, ETA will then determine whether or not the May session will be held.


Upcoming ETA Meetings



Funding Availability: Serious, Violent Offender Reentry Program

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and its Federal partners--HHS, DOL, ED, HUD, and NIC--are requesting applications for the Serious, Violent Offender Reentry Initiative. The January 30 FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE contains background, funding availability, and application instructions for the Serious, Violent Offender Reentry Program. To be eligible for funding, the state, local or tribal government applicant must have established and described in its application a partnership that includes all the relevant stakeholders including ranking officials from:

Applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with non-profit organizations, small, neighborhood-based organizations, and private foundations and faith-based groups. Contact "What's New" on for additional information.



Workforce Excellence Network

ETA has issued Training and Employment Notice 2-01, dated January 25, 2002, which announces the transfer of management responsibilities for the Workforce Excellence Network to the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB). The Department of Labor remains an active partner in the Network. Contact "What's New" on

Georgia, Indiana and Nevada to Receive National Emergency Grants

On February 6, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao announced the award of National Emergency Grant awards to Georgia, Indiana and Nevada. The funds to these three States are being made available from the National Emergency Grant (NEG) fund, which is the Secretary's discretionary funding under the Dislocated Worker Program of the Workforce Investment Act. The grants are awarded after a state submits a request and the grant guidelines have been met.