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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 1, Number 73

For the week ending October 25, 2002

(For Internal Use Only)




The Division of One-Stop Operations is coordinating efforts to develop a process to track and respond to federal-level WIA appeals submitted to Secretary Chao according to the provisions of 20 CFR 667. Staff from OAS, OYO, SOL/ETLS, OFO, ETACS, OGCM, Performance and Results, and the Civil Rights Office are involved in the planning process to delineate a process map, responsibilities, and timelines for the appeal process. TATC is assisting in this process.
Contact: Dolores Beran-Hall (202-693-3045; dberan@doleta.gov)

Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events


Neighborhood Network Grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $75.2 million in grants that will be used to help public housing residents become more economically self-sufficient and give elderly and people with disabilities supportive services to allow them to live independently. These Resident Opportunities Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program grants are awarded to public housing authorities (PHAs), resident organizations or non-profit organizations acting on behalf of residents.

The ROSS funding includes $12,150,000 in funding for Neighborhood Networks. Neighborhood Networks is a community-based program which has established multiservice community technology centers that bring computer access and lifelong learning to residents of HUD insured and assisted housing. More than 1,000 Neighborhood Networks centers operate in HUD multi-family housing properties throughout the United States, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Tailor-made to fit each local community, Neighborhood Networks centers can open the doors -- both onsite and via the Internet -- to a wide array of job opportunities, social services, micro-enterprise possibilities, and educational programs.

Contact: http://www.hud.gov/news/release.cfm?content=pr02-131.cfm)


Grant Awards

The Discretionary unit of the Division of Federal Assistance processed over thirty grant modifications, which included budget realignments, performance period extensions and the identification of GOTRs in the faith-based grants.

Contact: James Stockton (202-693-3335, jstockton@doleta.gov)

An earmark grant was awarded to the University of Alaska in the amount of $500,000. University of Alaska will recruit Alaskan Natives into a nursing career and provide services to facilitate their successful movement through an education program to prepare them for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Contact: James Stockton (202-693-3335, jstockton@doleta.gov)

Continuing Resolution funds

The Division of Federal Assistance issued the second round of Continuing Resolution funds to states for UI administration and Trade Adjustment Assistance program benefit payments.

Contact: James Stockton (202-693-3335,jstockton@doleta.gov)

WIA Re-allotments

A request for additional information on obligations in 7 states was sent to the regions. Upon receipt of this information, the amount to be re-allotted from dislocated worker monies will be calculated and required memos will be prepared and cleared.

Contact: Sherryl Bailey (202-693-2813 or sbailey@doleta.gov)