Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 3, Number 21
For the week ending June 4, 2004
(For Internal Use Only)
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 20-02, Change 1
Subject: Policy Guidance for Use of National Emergency Grant (NEG) Funds under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), as Amended, to Support "Gap-Filler" Payments for Individuals Eligible for the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)
Purpose: To provide new policy guidance governing the use of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds at Section 173(f) and (g) to make "gap-filler" payments of qualified health insurance premiums for individuals eligible for the HCTC.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 22-03
Subject: Negotiating PY 2004 Expected Levels of Performance for the Labor Exchange Entered Employment Rate (EER) and Employment Retention Rate (ERR) Performance Measures
Purpose: To provide guidelines for negotiating state performance goals for the labor exchange component of the One-Stop service delivery system for Program Year 2004.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 23-03
Subject: Demonstration Grant to the National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Foundation to Provide Career Assistance to Spouses of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
Purpose: To announce the opportunity for state and local workforce investment systems to collaborate four-year demonstration grant that provides funding of $2 million for the Steve Scholarship Program for spouses of fallen sworn law enforcement officers.
Events Upcoming ETA Meeting/Events
July 19 – 21 - Workforce Innovations 2004 – San Antonio, TX
National Emergency Grants
Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced two National Emergency Grants:
$388,128 to aid approximately 51 workers who were laid off from C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., in Portland, Maine.
$200,000 to aid workers in New Hampshire. The grant will provide assistance to approximately 50 former employees of Flextronics International in Portsmouth.
Contact: Doug Small (202-693-3095; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has announced the availability of approximately $2 million in Program Year 2004 funds for the Section 502(e) program. ETA plans to award 4 to 10 grants with a minimum amount of $25,000 for current Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) grantees and a minimum amount of $150,000 for non-current SCSEP grantees.
Eligible applicants are: (1) States; (2) public agencies; (3) private non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations; and (4) private business concerns. An organization that is a private business concern may be a for-profit public service organization such as a hospital, a day-care facility, etc., as well as a private, for-profit company.
The deadline for submission of proposals is July 21. Full background and application requirements may be found in the June 8 FEDERAL REGISTER.
Senior Community Service Employment Program -- http://www.doleta.gov/seniors/