Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 167-The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), 24328-24329 [E7-8343]

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E7–8256 Filed 5–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 167—The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of formula allocations for the Program Year (PY) 2007 NFJP, request for comments. mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under Section 182(d) of the WIA of 1998, ETA is publishing the PY 2007 allocations for the NFJP, authorized under Section 167 of the WIA. The allocations are distributed to the states by a formula that estimates, by VerDate Mar 15 2010 03:08 Aug 19, 2011 Jkt 223001 state, the relative demand for NFJP services. The allocations in this notice apply to the PY beginning July 1, 2007. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Alina M. Walker, Program Manager, Division of Adult Services, Room S– 4209, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, e-mail address: walker.alina@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alina M. Walker, Program Manager, Division of Adult Services, Room S– 4209, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–2706 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background. On May 19, 1999, ETA published a notice establishing new factors for the formula that allocates funds available for the NFJP in the Federal Register at 64 FR 27390. This Federal Register notice is available at the following Internet address: http://www.doleta.gov/ MSFW/pdf/allocationtable.pdf The May 19, 1999, Federal Register may also be obtained by submitting a mail, e-mail or telephone request to Alina M. Walker, Program Manager, Division of Adult Services, Room S– 4209, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, D.C. 20210, e-mail address: walker.alina@dol.gov, telephone number (202) 693–2706 (this is not a toll-free number). The May 19, 1999, notice explained the purpose of the formula, i.e., distributing funds geographically by state service area on the basis of each area’s relative share of farmworkers who are eligible for enrollment in the NFJP. The data used to run the formula is comprised of a combination of data sets that were selected to yield the relative share distribution across states of eligible farmworkers. The combineddata set driven formula is substantially more relevant to the purpose of aligning the allocations with the eligible population than the allocations determined by the prior formula. For PY 2007, the data factors used in the formula remain unchanged since they were first developed in 1999. The data sets used for determining each State’s relative share of eligible farmworkers for PY 2007 were last updated in PY 2005 with more recent PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 data available from the 2000 Census, the 2003 National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), and the 2002 Census of Agriculture, and also remain unchanged. II. Limitations on Uses of Section 167 Funds In appropriating the funds for PY 2007, Congress provided in the Fiscal Year 2007 Continuing Appropriations Resolution (Pub. L. 110–5) $79,752,000 for carrying out Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, including $74,302,000 for state service area grants, $4,950,000 for migrant and seasonal farmworker housing grants, and $500,000 for Section 167 training, technical assistance and related activities. Additional funding for migrant rest center activities is included in the $500,000 available for technical assistance and training. III. PY 2007 Allocation Formula The calculation of the PY 2007 formula allocation distribution incorporates the state-by-state relative shares of eligible farmworkers developed for the PY 2005 formula allocations, using the updated data sets described above, with various adjustments applied since then. The PY 2005 calculation adjusted those state-bystate relative shares of eligible farmworkers by ‘‘hold-harmless’’ and ‘‘stop-loss’’/’’stop-gain’’ limits due to the introduction of the updated data. The following year, the PY 2006 formula allocations were proportionately based on the PY 2005 formula allocations and further adjusted by an additional $3.8 million appropriated by Congress for states whose PY 2005 allocation had been reduced as a result of the updated data used for the PY 2005 allocation distribution. Detailed descriptions of the formula methodology for PY 2005 and 2006 are provided in the applicable announcements. The PY 2007 appropriation for the WIA Section 167 program is $74,302,000, which is $470 less than the corresponding PY 2006 appropriation. To maintain stability of funding for the program and consistency with the PY 2006 congressional directions to the Department, the Department will distribute the $74,302,000 of PY 2007 formula funding among all states in the same proportion as the distribution of the PY 2006 formula allocations. IV. State Combinations We anticipate a single plan of service for operating the PY 2007 NFJP in the jurisdiction comprised of Delaware and Maryland and the jurisdiction E:\FEDREG\02MYN1.LOC 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 2, 2007 / Notices comprised of Rhode Island and Connecticut. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration V. PY 2007 Allocations The ‘‘Allocation Table’’ provides the allocations for the NFJP in PY 2007. NFJP grantees and other interested organizations should use these figures in preparing proposals in response to the PY 2007 Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP). Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for Youthful Offender Registered Apprenticeship, Alternative Education, and Project Expansion Grants [FR Doc. E7–8343 Filed 5–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–C Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FEDREG\02MYN1.LOC 02MYN1 EN02MY07.005 mmaher on DSK3CLS3C1PROD with $$_JOB BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P 03:08 Aug 19, 2011 Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Announcement Type: Notice of Solicitation for Grant Applications. Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/ DFA PY 06–10. Catalog Federal Assistance Number: 17.261. SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration announces the availability of approximately $20 million for Youthful Offender Grants. These grants will be awarded through a competitive process for three categories of projects—(1) Registered Apprenticeship (to increase the placement of young adults being released from the criminal justice system in registered apprenticeship); (2) Alternative Educational Pathways (to increase the educational achievement and attainment of youth in the juvenile justice system); and (3) Project Expansion (to replicate effective programs for serving juvenile offenders). Applicants can apply for grants in more than one of these categories, but separate applications must be submitted for each category. This solicitation provides background information and describes the application submission requirements, outlines the process that eligible entities must use to apply for funds covered by this solicitation, and outlines the evaluation criteria used as a basis for selecting the grantees. DATES: Key Dates: The closing date for receipt of applications under this announcement is May 31, 2007. Application and submission information is explained in detail in Part IV of this SGA. There will be a Prospective Applicant Webinar held for this grant competition. The date and access information for this Prospective Applicant Webinar will be posted on ETA’s Web site at www.doleta.gov/ youth—services. ADDRESSES: Applications that do not meet the conditions set forth in this notice will not be considered. No exceptions to the submission requirements set forth in this notice will be granted. For detailed guidance, please refer to Section IV.C. AGENCY: Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of April 2007. Emily Stover Derocco, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. VerDate Mar 15 2010 24329

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 2, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 167--The National 
Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP)

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Department of 
Labor.

ACTION: Notice of formula allocations for the Program Year (PY) 2007 
NFJP, request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Under Section 182(d) of the WIA of 1998, ETA is publishing the 
PY 2007 allocations for the NFJP, authorized under Section 167 of the 
WIA. The allocations are distributed to the states by a formula that 
estimates, by state, the relative demand for NFJP services. The 
allocations in this notice apply to the PY beginning July 1, 2007.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 29, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to Alina M. Walker, Program Manager, 
Division of Adult Services, Room S-4209, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, e-mail address: walker.alina@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alina M. Walker, Program Manager, 
Division of Adult Services, Room S-4209, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2706 (this is not a toll-
free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background.

    On May 19, 1999, ETA published a notice establishing new factors 
for the formula that allocates funds available for the NFJP in the 
Federal Register at 64 FR 27390. This Federal Register notice is 
available at the following Internet address: http://www.doleta.gov/MSFW/pdf/allocationtable.pdf
    The May 19, 1999, Federal Register may also be obtained by 
submitting a mail, e-mail or telephone request to Alina M. Walker, 
Program Manager, Division of Adult Services, Room S-4209, Employment 
and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, D.C. 20210, e-mail address: 
walker.alina@dol.gov, telephone number (202) 693-2706 (this is not a 
toll-free number).
    The May 19, 1999, notice explained the purpose of the formula, 
i.e., distributing funds geographically by state service area on the 
basis of each area's relative share of farmworkers who are eligible for 
enrollment in the NFJP. The data used to run the formula is comprised 
of a combination of data sets that were selected to yield the relative 
share distribution across states of eligible farmworkers. The combined-
data set driven formula is substantially more relevant to the purpose 
of aligning the allocations with the eligible population than the 
allocations determined by the prior formula.
    For PY 2007, the data factors used in the formula remain unchanged 
since they were first developed in 1999. The data sets used for 
determining each State's relative share of eligible farmworkers for PY 
2007 were last updated in PY 2005 with more recent data available from 
the 2000 Census, the 2003 National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS), 
and the 2002 Census of Agriculture, and also remain unchanged.

II. Limitations on Uses of Section 167 Funds

    In appropriating the funds for PY 2007, Congress provided in the 
Fiscal Year 2007 Continuing Appropriations Resolution (Pub. L. 110-5) 
$79,752,000 for carrying out Section 167 of the Workforce Investment 
Act of 1998, including $74,302,000 for state service area grants, 
$4,950,000 for migrant and seasonal farmworker housing grants, and 
$500,000 for Section 167 training, technical assistance and related 
activities. Additional funding for migrant rest center activities is 
included in the $500,000 available for technical assistance and 
training.

III. PY 2007 Allocation Formula

    The calculation of the PY 2007 formula allocation distribution 
incorporates the state-by-state relative shares of eligible farmworkers 
developed for the PY 2005 formula allocations, using the updated data 
sets described above, with various adjustments applied since then. The 
PY 2005 calculation adjusted those state-by-state relative shares of 
eligible farmworkers by ``hold-harmless'' and ``stop-loss''/''stop-
gain'' limits due to the introduction of the updated data. The 
following year, the PY 2006 formula allocations were proportionately 
based on the PY 2005 formula allocations and further adjusted by an 
additional $3.8 million appropriated by Congress for states whose PY 
2005 allocation had been reduced as a result of the updated data used 
for the PY 2005 allocation distribution. Detailed descriptions of the 
formula methodology for PY 2005 and 2006 are provided in the applicable 
announcements.
    The PY 2007 appropriation for the WIA Section 167 program is 
$74,302,000, which is $470 less than the corresponding PY 2006 
appropriation. To maintain stability of funding for the program and 
consistency with the PY 2006 congressional directions to the 
Department, the Department will distribute the $74,302,000 of PY 2007 
formula funding among all states in the same proportion as the 
distribution of the PY 2006 formula allocations.

IV. State Combinations

    We anticipate a single plan of service for operating the PY 2007 
NFJP in the jurisdiction comprised of Delaware and Maryland and the 
jurisdiction

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comprised of Rhode Island and Connecticut.

V. PY 2007 Allocations

    The ``Allocation Table'' provides the allocations for the NFJP in 
PY 2007. NFJP grantees and other interested organizations should use 
these figures in preparing proposals in response to the PY 2007 
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the National Farmworker 
Jobs Program (NFJP).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of April 2007.
Emily Stover Derocco,
Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration.
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