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[Federal Register: April 13, 1994]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration

 

Job Training Partnership Act: Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker 
Programs; Proposed Planning Estimates

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of proposed State planning estimates and allocation 
formula; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration is publishing the 
proposed State planning estimates for Program Year (PY) 1994 (July 1, 
1994 through June 30, 1995) for Job Training Partnership Act section 
402 migrant and seasonal farmworker programs, the allocation formula, 
and the rationale used in arriving at the planning estimates.

DATES: Written comments on this notice are invited and must be received 
on or before May 13, 1994.

ADDRESSES: Written comments shall be submitted to Mr. Paul A. Mayrand, 
Director, Office of Special Targeted Programs, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, room N-4641, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Charles C. Kane, Chief, Division of Seasonal Farmworker Programs. 
Telephone: (202) 219-5500 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 162 of the Job 
Training Partnership Act (JTPA), the Employment and Training 
Administration publishes for comment the proposed State planning 
estimates for JTPA, section 402 migrant and seasonal farmworker 
programs in PY 1994. JTPA section 402 grantees were selected for a two-
year designation period on July 1, 1993. Program Year 1994 is the 
second year of that designation period. Grantees which have performed 
satisfactorily during the first year of the designation period will be 
awarded grants in the second year after submittal of acceptable grant 
plans but without further competition.

Allocations

    The allocations set forth in the appendix to this notice reflect 
the allocation formula described below. For PY 1994, $85,576,000 were 
appropriated for migrant and seasonal farmworker programs.
    This amount is an increase of $7,273,000 above the appropriation 
for PY 1993. Each year since 1987, additional funds have been included 
to meet the demand for training and employment services to Special 
Agricultural Workers (SAWs) who became eligible for the program as a 
result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. In addition, 
the reports of the House of Representatives and the Senate Committees 
on Appropriations on the Department of Labor's 1994 appropriations 
state that the committees expect the Department to continue the 
farmworker housing program. The Department concurs with this request.
    The allocation formula is being applied to $81,148,000. The 
remaining $4,428,000 of the PY 1994 section 402 appropriation is being 
held in the section 402 national account to fund the housing program 
($3,000,000), the Hope, Arkansas, Migrant Rest Center ($300,000), and 
other training and technical assistance projects.

Allocation Formula

    The $81,148,000 formula total was allocated according to the 
following formula:
    (1) $74,752,033 was allocated on a State-by-State basis. This is 
the same amount as was allocated for each State for PY 1993. This 
ensures programmatic stability by providing a funding base for each 
State at its PY 1993 level.
    (2) $6,395,967 was allocated on a State-by-State basis. Thirty 
percent of this portion of the appropriation was based on the relative 
numbers of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in each State, as shown by 
1980 Census data; and 70 percent was based on the relative numbers of 
SAWs in each State, as shown by the most recent Immigration and 
Naturalization Service data. This provides an equitable distribution of 
the additional funds available for PY 1994 for programmatic needs 
generated by the SAW program.

Formula Allocations in Out Years

    For Program Year 1995 and beyond, the Department intends to update 
the allocation formula to incorporate more current data on the 
farmworker population. To this end, in April 1994, a special task force 
was convened to explore options for revising the formula and its bases. 
Findings from this task force will be reflected in future notices of 
planning estimates.


    Signed at Washington, DC, this 6th day of April, 1994.
Doug Ross,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

 U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration PY 1994
                        MSFW Allotments to States                       
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                                            PY 93-PY 94                 
                           PY 1994 base      increases     PY 1994 total
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Alabama.................         925,004          32,269         957,273
Alaska..................               0               0               0
Arizona.................       1,640,434         196,710       1,837,144
Arkansas................       1,362,948          48,368       1,411,316
California..............      15,066,663       2,573,000      17,639,663
Colorado................         914,054          59,767         973,821
Connecticut.............         231,596          17,473         249,069
Delaware................         136,435           6,622         143,057
District of Columbia....               0               0               0
Florida.................       5,072,491         526,565       5,599,056
Georgia.................       1,948,488         120,734       2,069,222
Hawaii..................         291,884          12,291         304,175
Idaho...................       1,004,138          56,625       1,060,763
Illinois................       1,549,304         174,399       1,723,703
Indiana.................         911,311          33,607         944,918
Iowa....................       1,536,801          52,209       1,589,010
Kansas..................         806,435          37,205         843,640
Kentucky................       1,586,289          48,926       1,635,215
Louisiana...............         930,491          31,856         962,347
Maine...................         383,535          12,265         395,800
Maryland................         346,605          23,680         370,285
Massachusetts...........         382,068          42,299         424,367
Michigan................       1,016,820          45,396       1,062,216
Minnesota...............       1,493,066          48,048       1,541,114
Mississippi.............       1,699,394          52,398       1,751,792
Missouri................       1,281,751          41,451       1,323,202
Montana.................         782,547          24,038         806,585
Nebraska................         901,895          34,886         936,781
Nevada..................         206,637          36,110         242,747
New Hampshire...........         132,014           4,112         136,126
New Jersey..............         417,029          66,590         483,619
New Mexico..............         661,381          62,430         723,811
New York................       2,012,126         225,201       2,237,327
North Carolina..........       3,479,282         154,765       3,634,047
North Dakota............         549,540          16,676         566,216
Ohio....................       1,057,779          36,244       1,094,023
Oklahoma................         699,074          36,131         735,205
Oregon..................       1,203,763         111,187       1,314,950
Pennsylvania............       1,412,023          64,613       1,476,636
Puerto Rico.............       3,431,574         121,261       3,552,835
Rhode Island............               0               0               0
South Carolina..........       1,259,283          46,490       1,305,773
South Dakota............         812,992          24,638         837,630
Tennessee...............       1,119,620          38,292       1,157,912
Texas...................       6,533,572         695,587       7,229,159
Utah....................         284,694          11,921         296,615
Vermont.................         250,075           7,589         257,664
Virginia................       1,185,973          67,013       1,252,986
Washington..............       1,911,315         150,607       2,061,922
West Virginia...........         256,560           8,588         265,148
Wisconsin...............       1,437,538          48,480       1,486,018
Wyoming.................         235,742           8,355         244,097
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    Formula Total.......      74,752,033       6,395,967      81,148,000
    TA/Housing..........       3,550,967         877,033       4,428,000
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    National Total......      78,303,000       7,273,000      85,576,000
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