Workforce Investment Act Operations Bulletin
Volume 3, Number 26
For the week ending July 9, 2004
(For Internal Use Only)
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 27-04
Subject: Minimum Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) Weekly Benefit Amount: July 1- September 30, 2004
Purporse To transmit the subject computation for State Workforce Agency usage in computing minimum weekly DUA amounts for all major disasters declared during the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2004.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter No. 26-04
Subject: Call Memo for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Unemployment Insurance (UI) State Quality Service Plan (SQSP)
Purpose: To initiate the FY 2005 SQSP process and to issue supplemental instructions for the State Workforce Agencies to use to prepare the FY 2005 SQSP.
Technical Assistance and Training
Alpha Leadership Conference
The Alpha Leadership Conference is an annual gathering of members of Job Corps’ national, regional, center, OA/CTS, contractor staff, and students. The conference provides a valuable opportunity to convey national priorities and provide staff training.
The Job Corps National Office has scheduled this year’s conference for July 26-28, 2004, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 26, and will conclude at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28.
Events Upcoming ETA Meeting/Events
July 19 – 21 - Workforce Innovations 2004 – San Antonio, TX
July 26 - 28 - Alpha Leadership Conference - Washington, DC
Trust Fund Loans
Outstanding Loans from the Federal Unemployment Account. Minnesota, New York, Missouri, and North Carolina have outstanding loans from the Federal Unemployment Account. Their balances as of July 1, 2004 are:
Illinois repaid its loan balance
TEUC-A (for airline and related workers) Phase-out Continues. Unemployed workers with a TEUC-A benefit balance as of December 28, 2003, may continue to claim their remaining balance through the week ending January 1, 2005 (December 26, 2004, in New York). TEUC-A exhaustees may qualify for an extension of up to 13 weeks of benefits (TEUC-AX) through January 1, 2005, when their state is in a high unemployment period. No states are currently in a high unemployment period.
Contact: Ron Wilus (202-693-2931; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of Education Announces Grant Funding to Assist Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities; Achievement of Employment Outcomes a Key Emphasis
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) within the Department of Education has announced the availability of FY 2004 grant funding under "Model Transitional Rehabilitation Services for Youth and Young Adults With Disabilities."
Eligible applicants include public or nonprofit agencies or organizations, including institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations, State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, community rehabilitation programs, and Indian tribes or tribal organizations.
Estimated Available Funds: $2,000,000
Estimated Range of Awards: $200,000-$300,000
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $250,000
Estimated Number of Awards: 8
The July 15 FEDERAL REGISTER provides full background and outlines content requirements for the application.