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Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin

Volume 3, Number 10

For the week ending March 12, 2004

(For Internal Use Only)





Training and Employment Notice No. 15-03

Subject: Building Partnerships with Faith-Based and Community-Based Organizations and A New Grant Opportunity for Workforce Investment Boards

Purpose: To educate workforce leaders about building new and successful partnerships between the WIA system and faith-based and community organizations (FBCO), and to announce a new grant opportunity for Workforce Investment Boards (WIB) that successfully demonstrate the ability to partner with FBCOs.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1552

Training and Employment Notice No. 14-03

Subject: Announcement of Training Conferences for Workforce Investment Board Labor Representatives

Purpose: To encourage labor representatives on State and Local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) to attend the 2004 training conferences sponsored by the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute. The conferences will be held May 12-14 in San Diego, California, and May 19-21 in New York, New York.

Contact: http://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=1550


Technical Assistance and Training

National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Conference

The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals will hold its 15th annual conference in Porland, Oregon on May 23-26, 2004. The mission of the NAWDP is to be the national voice for the profession and meet the individual professional development needs of the membership. Contact: http://www.nawdp.org/NAWDP%20Portland%20Conference%20Information.pdf

Workforce Innovations 2004

Workforce Innovations is the nation`s premier conference for America`s successful workforce investment leaders, decision-makers and change agents. This year`s conference will be held in San Antonio on July 19-21


Events Upcoming ETA Meetings/Events



IRS Encourages Partnerships for Organizations Working with Low-Income Populations, Older Americans, Non-English Speaking, Members of the Military; One-Stop Centers Provide Information on Earned Income Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service is establishing a network of partnerships with national and local organizations and businesses to help meet individual taxpayers' needs for tax education, awareness and assistance. The IRS is joining with corporate, faith-based, non-profit, educational, and financial organizations in community-based coalitions to help taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities while providing education about deductions and tax benefits.

The IRS is encouraging partnerships with organizations that work with low-to-moderate income populations, older Americans, students, non-English speaking or English as a Second Language individuals, and members of the military.

Contact: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=111807,00.html



Native American Employment and Training Council

The next meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council as constituted under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) will be held on March 25 - 26 in Washington, D.C. The formal agenda will focus on:

The meeting is open to the public. Contact: