Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 2, Number 15
For the week ending April 11, 2003
(For Internal Use Only)
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 11-02
Subject: Release of the O*NET® OnLine 4.0 Version and Companion Occupational Coding Tool, O*NET Code Connector
Purpose: To announce the release of the new 4.0 version of O*NET® OnLine (http://online.onetcenter.org). As an Internet application, O*NET OnLine allows users to view the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) database. The new version of O*NET OnLine is easier to navigate, has enhanced search capabilities, and provides quicker access to information.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 23-02
Subject: FY 2003 Congressional Rescissions for WIA Adults and Dislocated Workers; Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Allotments for Program Year (PY) 2003; Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments for PY 2003; Reemployment Services Allotments for PY 2003; and Work Opportunity and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit Allotments for FY 2003
Purpose: To provide states and outlying areas with FY 2003 Congressional Rescissions for WIA Adults and Dislocated Workers; WIA Title I Adults and Dislocated Workers and Youth Activities allotments for PY 2003; final allotments for PY 2003 public employment service (ES) activities, as required by Section 6(b)(5)of the Wagner-Peyser Act, as amended; Reemployment Services allotments for PY 2003; Work Opportunity and Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Tax Credit allotments for FY 2003.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 24-02
Subject: Reallotment of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Formula- Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities
Purpose: To provide adjusted funding levels for Program Year (PY) 2002 allotments for the dislocated worker program under WIA Title I Section 132(c) on recapture and reallotment.
Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events
Kansas has submitted a modification to their 5-Year WIA Stand-alone plan.
Contact: Bob Hansen (816-502-9018; email@example.com) or Dick Ensor (202-693-2792; firstname.lastname@example.org
National Emergency Grants (NEG)
Florida. Up to $4.5 million approved, with an initial release of $2.25 million, of additional funds to continue reemployment assistance to approximately 4,500 workers dislocated from tourism and aviation industries as a result of the terrorist events on September 11, 2001.
Maine. Up to $10,599,101 approved, with $6,874,217 provided initially, to provide re-employment assistance for up to 1,485 workers who have been directly or indirectly dislocated due to the closure of the Great Northern Paper Company Mills located in East Millinocket and Millinocket, Maine. This is the second grant to Maine to provide re-employment assistance to workers directly or indirectly affected by the closure. In total, Maine has been approved to receive up to approximately $10.9 million.
Workforce Innovations 2003 Update
Online registration for the Workforce Innovations 2003 Conference is now open. Early bird
registration will end May 30.
Grant Competition for National Farm Worker Jobs Program and Housing Assistance for Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has announced a grant competition for (1)
operating the National Farm Worker Jobs Program (NFJP), and for (2) housing assistance for
migrants and seasonal farm workers (MSFWs) under Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act
ETA anticipates that approximately $72,213,541 will be available for grant awards for the NFJP, and approximately $4,609,840 will be available for grant awards to provide housing assistance to migrants and seasonal farm workers.
Applicants are invited to apply for funding to operate the local NFJP grants for the delivery of workforce investment services and related activities to migrant and seasonal farm workers; or funding to provide farm worker housing assistance to eligible migrants and seasonal farm workers; or both. Applications for funding the NFJP grants and the housing grants should be submitted separately, and will be reviewed and paneled by the Department separately. Applications must be submitted by May 16.
PY 2003 Allocations for National Farm Worker Jobs Program Housing Assistance Grants
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has published the PY 2003 allocations for the
National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) authorized under section 167 of the Workforce Investment
Act, and for the housing assistance grants authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations
Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7).
The NFJP program allocations are distributed to the states by a formula that estimates, by state, the relative demand for NFJP services. The housing assistance allocations are distributed among the 12 agricultural regions established for the National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS).
CBO / FBO Initiative: Questions on Solicitations SGA/DFA 03-104 and SGA/DFA 03-105
On April 4th, the Employment and Administration (ETA) announced competitions for grants to intermediaries, and grants to small grassroots organizations. ETA will post responses to questions raised by prospective applicants on the website listed below. Applicants are encouraged to visit the website frequently as new questions and answers will be posted frequently. All questions will be serially numbered. A notation will appear that signifies date of posting. Contact: http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/documents/misc/fbo-cbo_q&A_2003.asp