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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 2, Number 15

For the week ending April 11, 2003

(For Internal Use Only)


 

Policy

Directives

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.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.asp?DOCN=1478

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.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.asp?DOCN=1474

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.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.asp?DOCN=1476

Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events

State Plans

Kansas

Kansas has submitted a modification to their 5-Year WIA Stand-alone plan.
Contact: Bob Hansen (816-502-9018; hansen.robert@dol.gov) or Dick Ensor (202-693-2792; ensor.dick@dol.gov

Miscellaneous

National Emergency Grants (NEG)

Contact: George Shepard (202-693-3572; shepard.george@dol.gov)

Workforce Innovations 2003 Update

Online registration for the Workforce Innovations 2003 Conference is now open. Early bird registration will end May 30.
Contact: http://www.workforceinnovations.org/registration.cfm

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 of 1998.

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.

Contact: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/pdf/03-9519.pdf

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).

Contact: http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/pdf/03-9520.pdf

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