[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 101 (Friday, May 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31596-31598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12425]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Notice of Incentive 
Funding Availability Based on Program Year (PY) 2011 Performance

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), in collaboration with the 
Department of Education (ED), announces that 15 States are eligible to 
apply for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) (Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. 
2801 et seq.) incentive grant awards authorized by section 503 of the 
WIA.

DATES: The 15 eligible States must submit their applications for 
incentive funding to the Department of Labor by July 8, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit applications to the Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Policy Development and Research, Division of 
Strategic Planning and Performance, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 
N-5641, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Karen Staha and Luke Murren. 
Telephone number: 202-693-3733 (this is not a toll-free number). Fax: 
202-693-2766. Email: staha.karen@dol.gov and murren.luke@dol.gov. 
Information may also be found at the ETA Performance Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/performance. Additional information on how to apply can 
be found in Training and Employment Guidance Letter 20-01 Change 11, 
which will be forthcoming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luke Murren at Email 
Murren.Luke@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fifteen States (see Appendix) qualify to 
receive a share of the $10,428,273 available for incentive grant awards 
under WIA section 503. These funds, which were contributed by the 
Department of Education from appropriations for the Adult Education and 
Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), are available for the eligible States to 
use through June 30, 2015, to support innovative workforce development 
and education activities that are authorized under title IB (Workforce 
Investment Systems) or title II (AEFLA) of WIA, or under the Carl D.

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Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), 20 
U.S.C. 2301 et seq., as amended by Pub. L. 109-270. In order to qualify 
for a grant award, a State must have exceeded its performance levels 
for WIA title IB and adult education (AEFLA). (Perkins IV removed the 
requirement that funds be reserved to carry out section 503 of WIA 
which only referenced P.L. 105-332 (Perkins III); thus, the Department 
of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Education (ED) no longer consider 
States' performance levels under Perkins IV in determining eligibility 
for incentive grants under Section 503 of WIA.) The performance related 
goals used to determine a State's eligibility status include: 
employment after training and related services, retention in 
employment, and improvements in literacy levels, among other measures. 
After review of the performance data submitted by States to DOL and to 
ED, each Department determined for its program(s) which States exceeded 
their performance levels (the Appendix at the bottom of this notice 
lists the eligibility of each State by program). These lists were 
compared, and States that exceeded their performance levels for both 
programs are eligible to apply for and receive an incentive grant 
award. Due to the fact that there were insufficient funds to award the 
minimum amount mentioned in WIA section 503, DOL used a formula where 
95 percent of the total available funds were distributed evenly among 
all eligible states, and the additional five percent was determined by 
the Department of Labor and the Department of Education based on the 
provisions in 20 CFR 666.230(c)(1), and is proportional to the total 
funding received by these States for WIA title IB and AEFLA programs.
    The States eligible to apply for incentive grant awards and the 
amounts they are eligible to receive are listed in the following chart:

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                                                                 Total
                            State                                award
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Arizona.....................................................    $696,551
Arkansas....................................................     674,924
Georgia.....................................................     717,658
Idaho.......................................................     667,885
Kentucky....................................................     688,486
Louisiana...................................................     683,255
Minnesota...................................................     683,360
Missouri....................................................     692,377
New Hampshire...............................................     665,342
New York....................................................     768,000
Ohio........................................................     729,340
Pennsylvania................................................     724,355
Rhode Island................................................     668,615
Tennessee...................................................     697,963
West Virginia...............................................     670,161
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    Signed in Washington, DC, this 17th day of May, 2013.
Jane Oates,
Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

                                                    APPENDIX
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                                         Incentive Grants  PY 2011/FY 2012 Exceeded State Performance Levels
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                                         WIA (Title IB)       AEFLA  (Adult Education)    WIA Title IB;  AEFLA
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Alabama...........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Alaska............................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Arizona...........................                        X                         X                         X
Arkansas..........................                        X                         X                         X
California........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Colorado..........................                        X   ........................  ........................
Connecticut.......................  ........................                        X   ........................
District of Columbia..............  ........................                        X   ........................
Delaware..........................  ........................                        X   ........................
Florida...........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Georgia...........................                        X                         X                         X
Hawaii............................                        X   ........................  ........................
Idaho.............................                        X                         X                         X
Illinois..........................                        X   ........................  ........................
Indiana...........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Iowa..............................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Kansas............................  ........................                        X   ........................
Kentucky..........................                        X                         X                         X
Louisiana.........................                        X                         X                         X
Maine.............................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Maryland..........................                        X   ........................  ........................
Massachusetts.....................                        X   ........................  ........................
Michigan..........................                        X   ........................  ........................
Minnesota.........................                        X                         X                         X
Mississippi.......................  ........................                        X   ........................
Missouri..........................                        X                         X                         X
Montana...........................  ........................                        X   ........................
Nebraska..........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Nevada............................                        X   ........................  ........................
New Hampshire.....................                        X                         X                         X
New Jersey........................                        X   ........................  ........................
New Mexico........................                        X   ........................  ........................
New York..........................                        X                         X                         X
North Carolina....................  ........................  ........................  ........................
North Dakota......................                        X   ........................  ........................
Ohio..............................                        X                         X                         X
Oklahoma..........................  ........................                        X   ........................
Oregon............................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Pennsylvania......................                        X                         X                         X

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Puerto Rico.......................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Rhode Island......................                        X                         X                         X
South Carolina....................                        X   ........................  ........................
South Dakota......................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Tennessee.........................                        X                         X                         X
Texas.............................                        X   ........................  ........................
Utah..............................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Vermont...........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Virginia..........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Washington........................                        X   ........................  ........................
West Virginia.....................                        X                         X                         X
Wisconsin.........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
Wyoming...........................  ........................  ........................  ........................
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States in bold exceeded their performance levels for both AEFLA and WIA Title IB programs.


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