Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 62

For the week ending July 19, 2002

(For Internal Use Only)


 

Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events

Waivers

A summary of state waiver requests is attached. Contact: Dennis Nutt (202-693-3357; dnutt@doleta.gov)

Partners

America's Literacy Directory

The Career OneStop team is meeting this week with representatives of the National Institute for Literacy and the Department of Education to discuss 2002 plans for the America's Literacy Directory (ALD). The ALD web site is a service of the National Institute for Literacy and its partners, the Department of Labor, the Department of Education and Verizon. The Literacy Directory web site has been developed with display screens and a search program based on DOL's Service Locator web site. ALD provides One-Stop staff and other users with systematic access to local literacy resources. Contact: http://www.literacydirectory.org/

Miscellaneous

A Governor's Guide to Creating a 21st-Century Workforce

The National Governors' Association 's Center for Best Practices has published "A Governor's Guide to Creating a 21st-Century Workforce." The report describes state policies and programs that help build the workforce needed for today's jobs and business leadership. Contact: http://www.nga.org/center/divisions/1,1188,C_ISSUE_BRIEF%5ED_4062,00.html, or call: 202-624-5300

WorkFORCE Initiative

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has announced the availability of $6.0 million in grant funding through the Working for Freedom, Opportunity and Real Choice through Community Employment (WorkFORCE) Grant Initiative.

The new grant initiative, with funding ranging from $100,000 to $750,000, represents the Department of Labor's continued support for increasing and improving employment opportunities that allow individuals with disabilities to:

The deadline for submissions is August 21, 2002. The July 22 FEDERAL REGISTER Notice has the formal announcement of grant opportunities.
Contact: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-18424-filed

Grants to Expand Integration of High School/High Tech Program into One-Stop Delivery System
The Office of Disability Employment Policy has announced availability of two to five competitive grants to expand the integration of the High School/ High Tech (HS/HT) program into the One-Stop Center System. Grants ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 will assist states in developing statewide High School/High Tech infrastructure and operations and integrating the HS/HT programs into the youth services provided through the One-Stop Center System. HS/HT is a series of nationally established programs designed to provide young people with disabilities with an opportunity to explore careers or further education leading to technology-related careers. Both in-school and out-of-school youth with disabilities participate in a year-round program of corporate site visits, mentoring, job shadowing, guest speakers, after-school activities and summer internships. State Workforce Investment Boards; State Departments of Education; State Departments of Labor; State Developmental Disability Councils; State Departments of Vocational Rehabilitation; State Committees affiliated with the National Governors' Committees for People with Disabilities; and other similar state agencies are eligible applicants for these grants. Grants will be for a 24-month period of performance. The closing date for receipt of applications is August 21, 2002. Contact: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-18423-filed

Attachment: WIA Waiver Summary Report