Allotments for Training and Employment Services as Specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) for Activities Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Workforce Investment Act Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities Program Allotments; Wagner-Peyser Act Allotments, and Reemployment Service (RES) Allotments, 11751-11756 [E9-6029]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–09–009] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: March 26, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agenda for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Inv. No. 731–TA–1145 (Final) (Certain Steel Threaded Rod From China)—briefing and vote. (The Commission is currently scheduled to transmit its determination and Commissioners’ opinions to the Secretary of Commerce on or before April 6, 2009.) 5. Outstanding action jackets: None In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 17, 2009. William R. Bishop, Hearings and Meetings Coordinator. [FR Doc. E9–6089 Filed 3–17–09; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Allotments for Training and Employment Services as Specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) for Activities Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Workforce Investment Act Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities Program Allotments; Wagner-Peyser Act Allotments, and Reemployment Service (RES) Allotments AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This Notice announces States’ allotments for The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) for training and employment services as specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) for activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA)—Workforce Investment Act Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities Program Allotments; WagnerPeyser Act Allotments, and Reemployment Service (RES) Allotments. The funds for the allotments announced in this TEGL are part of the funds appropriated in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5 (the Recovery Act), signed into law February 17, 2009. The WIA allotments for States and the final allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. The WIA allotments for the outlying areas are based on a formula determined by the Secretary. As required by WIA section 182(d), on February 17, 2000, a Notice of the discretionary formula for allocating PY 2000 funds for the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Palau, and the Virgin Islands) was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 8236 (February 17, 2000). The rationale for the formula and methodology was fully explained in the February 17, 2000, Federal Register Notice. The formula for PY 2008 is the same as used for PY 2000 and is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. Comments are invited on the formula used to allot funds to the outlying areas. DATES: Comments on the formula used to allot funds to the outlying areas must be received by April 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training Administration, Office of Financial and Administrative Management, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room N–4702, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Mr. Kenneth Leung, (202) 693–3471 (phone), (202) 693–2859 (fax), e-mail: Leung.Kenneth@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: WIA Youth Activities allotments: Evan Rosenberg at (202) 693–3593 or LaSharn Youngblood at (202) 693–3606; WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities, ES final allotments, and WOTC allotments: Mike Qualter at (202) 693– 3014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) is announcing Allotments for training and employment services as specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) for activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA)— Workforce Investment Act Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11751 Program Allotments; Wagner-Peyser Act Allotments, and Reemployment Service (RES) Allotments. The funds for the allotments announced in this TEGL are part of the funds appropriated in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111–5 (the Recovery Act), signed into law February 17, 2009. Recovery Act funds for Training and Employment Services under WIA and the Wagner-Peyser Act are available for allotment as follows: • $1,188,000,000 for youth activities, including summer employment for youth; • $495,000,000 for adult services, including supportive services and needs-related payments. Priority for receipt of these services is to go to recipients of public assistance and other low-income individuals as described in 134(d)(4)(E) of WIA; • $1,435,500,000 for dislocated worker training and employment services and national reserve; and • $396,000,000 for Wagner-Peyser Act activities; $247,500,000 of those funds are to support RES for unemployment insurance claimants. The above figures represent the amount of Recovery Act funds as specified in the Act less one percent which is authorized to be retained at the Federal level for program administration and oversight. States are expected to spend Recovery Act funding quickly and effectively. WIA funding for Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth are considered to be PY 2008 funds and, therefore, must be expended by the end of PY 2010 (June 30, 2011). Wagner-Peyser funds are available for obligation by the States through September 30, 2010 and must be expended by the end of PY 2010 (June 30, 2011). It is the Congress’ intent, as well as that of the Administration, that the majority of these funds will be utilized within the first year of availability. The Recovery Act is intended to preserve and create jobs, promote the nation’s economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the recession. It provides the U.S. Department of Labor and the public workforce investment system with unprecedented levels of funding for a number of employment and training programs to help Americans acquire new skills and get back to work. If the workforce system is to meet both the letter and the spirit of the law and fulfill its critical role in U.S. economic recovery, we must implement the Act expeditiously and effectively, with full accountability of our expenditure of funds. But the Recovery Act provides more than an injection of E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 11752 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices workforce development resources into communities in need across the country. The significant investment of stimulus funds presents an extraordinary and unique opportunity for the workforce system to advance transformational efforts and demonstrate its full capacity to innovate and implement effective One-Stop service delivery strategies. As States and localities plan how their One-Stop systems will make immediate use of the Recovery Act funds, ETA encourages them to take an expansive view of how the funds can be integrated into efforts to improve the effectiveness of the public workforce system. In this system, the needs of workers and employers are equally important in developing thriving communities where all citizens succeed and businesses prosper. Successful implementation of the Recovery Act includes not only quick and effective provision of services and training for workers in need, but also leveraging changes in the system’s basic operations to develop a strong, invigorated, innovative public workforce system capable of helping enable future economic growth and advancing shared prosperity for all Americans. In a stronger, more comprehensive workforce investment system, adults move easily between the labor market and education and training in order to advance in their careers and upgrade their contributions to the workplace, while disconnected youth are able to reconnect through multiple pathways to education and training opportunities necessary to enter and advance in the workforce. Adult education, job training, postsecondary education, registered apprenticeship, career advancement and supportive service activities are fully aligned with economic and community development strategies, so as to meet the skill needs of existing and emerging employers and high growth occupations as well as the needs of under-skilled adults. Under such a dual-customer approach, seamless career pathways would be developed and offered, and support services and needs-based payments would be available, making it far easier for young people and adults to advance and persist through progressive levels of the education and job training system as quickly as possible and gain education and workforce skills of demonstrated value at each level. Education and training at every level would be closely aligned with jobs and industries important to local and regional economies. Every level of education and training would afford students and trainees the ability to advance in school VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 or at work, with assessments and certifications linked to the requirements of the next level of education and employment. With this infusion of funding, States and local areas should consider how their funding decisions and implementation activities for Recovery Act funds can help achieve this goal of workforce system transformation. The WIA allotments for States are based on formula provisions defined in the Act (see Attachment I for WIA and Wagner-Peyser formula descriptions). The WIA allotments for the outlying areas (e.g., American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, Palau, and the Virgin Islands) are based on a discretionary formula used for PY 2008 funds as authorized under WIA Title I. To assist States in the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of Recovery Act activities, ETA anticipates providing TEGLs or other documents on the following topics: • Policy and Planning; • Participant and Performance Reporting; and • Financial Reporting. Pursuant to the intent of the Recovery Act, allotments will be issued no later than 30 days from the date the bill was signed into law, February 17, 2009. The Recovery Act allotment funds will be issued as modifications to the PY 2008 WIA grants, with the funds having the same period of performance as PY 2008 funds. We reiterate the additional Wagner-Peyser obligation requirement for Recovery Act funds which is specified in the Act as September 30, 2010. It should be noted that grant agreements will have new provisions specific to the Recovery Act funding. The following is the schedule for processing the Recovery Act funds: • Week of March 2, 2009—Amended agreement sent to State grantees; • Week of March 9, 2009—States return the signed version of the agreement; and • Week of March 16, 2009—Notice of Obligation allotting funds issued. Policy and Procedures for Quick and Effective Expenditure of Funds The intent of the Recovery Act is that funds be spent quickly and effectively in meeting the employment and training needs of the Nation’s workforce. In order to accomplish this, ETA will be issuing Notices of Obligation (NOOs) for WIA and Wagner-Peyser funds no later than March 19, 2009, 30 days from the President’s signing of the Recovery Act. In an effort to support States in their rapid deployment of funds and recognizing that normal plan submission and approval procedures may hamper such efforts, ETA has determined that States’ approved PY 2008 WIA and Wagner-Peyser Act Strategic State Plans qualify the States to receive Recovery Act allotments pursuant to WIA section 112. To qualify States for PY 2009 allotments, ETA will grant extensions on current WIA and Wagner-Peyser Strategic State Plans for PY 2009. This strategy will permit States to immediately receive and begin expending Recovery Act funds while providing a meaningful period in which to develop plans for the most effective use of Recovery Act and formula funds. Requests for the extension through June 30, 2009, must be submitted to ETA by April 15, 2009. ETA will require that States submit a subsequent modification to the State Plan to incorporate Recovery Act planning by June 30, 2009. Details regarding the State Plan modifications will be provided in a subsequent Policy and Planning TEGL. Likewise, because approved local plans are already in place, States are required to make the Recovery Act funds for WIA and Wagner-Peyser available to Local Areas not later than 30 days of being made available to the State. States are encouraged to devise a Local Plan modification process that enables local areas to plan for the quickest and most effective use of Recovery Act funds in the local areas while not delaying the rapid allocation of funds to local areas within 30 days of receipt of funds by the State. Therefore, the Local Plans, required by WIA section 118, may be dated and not reflect the economic context altered by the economic downturn or strategies altered by the additional funds available through the Recovery Act. Under 20 CFR 661.355, each Governor sets the policy for when a Local Plan must be modified, such as significant changes in local economic conditions and changes in financing available for WIA title I and partner-provided WIA services. States are encouraged to review their Local Plan modification policy, and to require that Local Plans be modified according to State policy. State Youth Activities Funds: Title I Subtitle B—Chapter 4—Youth Activities A. State Allotments. The amount available for WIA Youth Activities totals $1,188,000,000, which includes $17,820,000 for Native Americans, $1,167,210,000 for States, and $2,970,000 for outlying areas. Attachment II contains a breakdown of the State WIA Youth Activities program allotments by State. States are expected to spend Recovery Act funding quickly and effectively. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices Even though the supplemental funds are part of the PY 2008 grant agreements, the allotment formulas use more recent unemployment data than that used for the PY 2008 allotments in order to more effectively distribute Recovery Act funds to those areas of greatest need. The three data factors required by WIA for the Youth Activities State formula allotments are: (1) The number of unemployed for Areas of Substantial Unemployment (ASUs), averages for the 12-month period, July 2007 through June 2008, as prepared by the States using special 2000 Census data based on households, obtained under contract with the Census Bureau and provided to States by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); (2) The number of excess unemployed individuals or the ASU excess (depending on which is higher), averages for the same 12-month period as used for ASU unemployment data; and (3) The number of economically disadvantaged youth (age 16 to 21, excluding college students and military), from special 2000 census tabulations. While the total amount available for States is above the $1 billion threshold, the Recovery Act exempts the program from the additional minimum provisions required by that threshold as specified in WIA Section 127(b)(1)(C)(iv)(IV). Instead, as required by WIA, the JTPA section 262(a)(3) (as amended by section 701 of the Job Training Reform Amendments of 1992) minimums of 90 percent hold-harmless of the prior year allotment percentage and 0.25 percent state minimum floor are applicable. WIA also requires the application of a 130 percent stop-gain of the prior year allotment percentage. For purposes of the hold-harmless provision, the PY 2008 allotment percentages are used for the preceding year. B. Within-State Allocations. Youth Activities funds are to be distributed among local workforce investment areas (subject to reservation of up to 15 percent for statewide workforce investment activities) in accordance with the provisions of WIA Section 128 and according to the approved State Plan. For purposes of identifying ASUs for the within-state Youth Activities allocation formula, States should continue to use the special 2000 Census data based on households which was obtained under contract with the Census Bureau and provided to States in October 2006 by BLS. These data will continue to be used for this purpose until further notice. For purposes of VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 developing the number of economically disadvantaged Youth Activities for the statutory formula, the special 2000 census data provided to States for the within-state Youth Activities allocations beginning in PY 2004 should continue to be used. States are to use the same reference periods for the data factors as described above and PY 2008 as the prior year hold-harmless, to be consistent with national office allotment distributions. C. Transfers of Funds. There is no authority for local workforce investment areas to transfer funds to or from the Youth Activities program. State Adult Employment and Training Activities Funds: Title I Subtitle B— Chapter 5—Adult and Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities A. State Allotments. The amount available for Adult Activities is $495,000,000 of which $493,762,500 is for States and $1,237,500 is for outlying areas. Attachment III shows the Adult Activities allotments. States are strongly encouraged to spend Recovery Act funding quickly and effectively. WIA funding for the WIA Adult program is considered to be PY 2008 funds and, therefore, must be expended by June 30, 2011. Even though the supplemental funds are part of the PY 2008 grant agreements, the allotment formulas use more recent unemployment data than that used for the PY 2008 allotments in order to more effectively distribute Recovery Act funds to those areas of greatest need. The three data factors required by WIA for the Adult State formula allotments are: (1) The number of unemployed for Areas of Substantial Unemployment (ASUs), averages for the 12-month period, July 2007 through June 2008, as prepared by the States using special 2000 Census data based on households, obtained under contract with the Census Bureau and provided to States by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); (2) The number of excess unemployed individuals or the ASU excess (depending on which is higher), averages for the same 12-month period as used for ASU unemployment data; and (3) The number of economically disadvantaged adults (age 22 to 72, excluding college students and military) from special 2000 census tabulations. Since the total amount available for the Adult program for States is below the required $960 million threshold specified in WIA Section 132(b)(1)(B)(iv)(IV), the WIA additional minimum provisions are not applicable. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11753 Also, like the youth program, the provision applying the 130 percent stopgain of the prior year allotment percentage was used. For purposes of the hold-harmless provision, the PY 2008 allotment percentages are used for the preceding year. B. Within-State Allocations. Adult allotments are to be distributed among local workforce investment areas (subject to reservation of up to 15 percent for statewide workforce investment activities) in accordance with the provisions in WIA Section 133 and according to the approved State Plan. For purposes of identifying ASUs for the within-state Adult allocation formula, the special 2000 census data provided to States by BLS in October 2006 is to be used for census sharing until further notice. For purposes of developing the number of economically disadvantaged adults for the statutory formula, the special 2000 census data provided to States for the within-state Adult Activities allocations beginning in PY 2004 should continue to be used. States are to use the same reference periods for the data factors as described above and PY 2008 as the prior year hold-harmless, to be consistent with national office allotment distributions. C. Transfers of Funds. WIA Section 133(b)(4) provides the authority for local workforce investment areas, with approval of the Governor, to transfer up to 20 percent of the Adult Activities funds to Dislocated Worker Activities, and up to 20 percent of Dislocated Worker Activities funds to Adult Activities. It should be noted that this is different than the 30 percent currently permitted for regular formula funds pursuant to prior year appropriation acts. Additionally, ETA does not anticipate granting waivers that would allow transfers above the 20 percent. As will be described in the forthcoming planning guidance, the waiver to transfer more than 20 percent of local area funds between Dislocated Worker and Adult programs will not apply to Recovery Act funds. State Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Funds: Title I Subtitle B —Chapter 5—Adult and Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities The amount available for the Dislocated Worker Activities program is $1,435,500,000, with $1,237,500,000 for States, $3,588,750 for outlying areas, and $194,411,250 for the National Reserve. States are expected to spend Recovery Act funding quickly and effectively. Recovery Act funding is considered to be PY 2008 funds and, E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 11754 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES therefore, must be expended by June 30, 2011. A. State Allotments. Attachment IV shows Recovery Act Dislocated Worker Activities fund allotments by State. The three data factors required in WIA for the dislocated worker State formula allotments are: (1) The number of unemployed, averages for the 12-month period, January 2008 through December 2008; (2) The number of excess unemployed, averages for the 12-month period, January 2008 through December 2008; and (3) The number of long-term unemployed, averages for calendar year 2008. B. Within-State Allocations. Dislocated Worker Activities funds for the Recovery Act are to be distributed among local workforce investment areas (subject to reservation of up to 25 percent for statewide rapid response activities and up to 15 percent for statewide workforce investment activities) in accordance with the provisions in WIA Section 133 and according to the approved State Plan. C. Transfers of Funds. WIA Section 133(b)(4) provides the authority for local workforce investment areas, with approval of the Governor, to transfer up to 20 percent of the Adult Activities funds to Dislocated Worker Activities, and up to 20 percent of Dislocated Worker Activities funds to Adult Activities. It should be noted that this is different than the 30 percent currently permitted for regular formula funds pursuant to prior year appropriation acts. Additionally, ETA does not anticipate granting waivers that would allow transfers above the 20 percent. As will be described in the forthcoming planning guidance, the waiver to transfer more than 20 percent of local area funds between Dislocated Worker and Adult programs will not apply to Recovery Act funds. Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments The amount available for employment service grants totals $396,000,000. Within this amount $247,500,000 is designated for reemployment services (RES) to connect unemployment insurance claimants to employment and training opportunities that will facilitate their reentry to employment. Such funds shall remain available to the States for obligation through September 30, 2010, and must be expended by the end of PY 2010. After determining the funding for outlying areas, allotments to States are calculated using the formula set forth at section 6 of the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49e). Formula allotments are VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 based on each State’s share of calendar year 2008 monthly averages of the civilian labor force and unemployment. The distribution of Wagner-Peyser funds includes $395,034,690 for States, as well as $965,310 for outlying areas. Attachment V shows the distribution of Recovery Act amounts under the ES formula. Under section 7(b) of the WagnerPeyser Act, ten percent of the total sums allotted to each State shall be reserved for use by the Governor to provide performance incentives, services for groups with special needs, and for the extra costs of exemplary models for delivering job services through the onestop system. Reporting Financial Reporting for the Recovery Act Funds For the WIA formula programs, States are required to track financial information separately for each of the funding streams. States will submit the standard ETA–9130 reports for statewide youth, statewide adult, statewide dislocated worker, statewide rapid response (Dislocated Worker Activities), local youth, local adult, and local dislocated worker activities. The ETA–9130 reports for Recovery Act funds will be due 10 days after the end of the quarter rather than the current 45 day requirement. States are also to submit the ETA–9130 report each quarter for the Wagner-Peyser Act funds. Final guidance on financial reporting will be issued under a separate document. Participant and Performance Reporting for the Recovery Act Funds Accountability guidelines for the Recovery Act emphasize data quality, streamlining data collection, and collection of information that shows measurable program outputs. ETA is developing reporting guidelines that will minimize any new collection burdens. Final guidance on participant and performance reporting will be issued under a separate TEGL. To the extent that new information or reports are required for Recovery Act activities, ETA will seek OMB clearance through the Paperwork Reduction Act process. WIA YOUTH: 2009 RECOVERY ACT State Allotment Total ................................ Alabama .......................... Alaska ............................. Arizona ............................ Arkansas ......................... PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 $1,188,000,000 11,647,403 3,936,018 17,830,637 12,065,555 Sfmt 4703 WIA YOUTH: 2009 RECOVERY ACT— Continued State California ......................... Colorado ......................... Connecticut ..................... Delaware ......................... District of Columbia ........ Florida ............................. Georgia ........................... Hawaii ............................. Idaho ............................... Illinois .............................. Indiana ............................ Iowa ................................ Kansas ............................ Kentucky ......................... Louisiana ........................ Maine .............................. Maryland ......................... Massachusetts ................ Michigan ......................... Minnesota ....................... Mississippi ...................... Missouri .......................... Montana .......................... Nebraska ........................ Nevada ........................... New Hampshire .............. New Jersey ..................... New Mexico .................... New York ........................ North Carolina ................ North Dakota .................. Ohio ................................ Oklahoma ....................... Oregon ............................ Pennsylvania .................. Puerto Rico ..................... Rhode Island .................. South Carolina ................ South Dakota .................. Tennessee ...................... Texas .............................. Utah ................................ Vermont .......................... Virginia ............................ Washington ..................... West Virginia .................. Wisconsin ....................... Wyoming ......................... State Total ............... American Samoa ............ Guam .............................. Northern Marianas .......... Palau ............................... Virgin Islands .................. Outlying Areas Total Native Americans ........... Allotment 186,622,034 11,874,970 11,034,723 2,918,025 3,969,821 42,873,265 31,361,665 2,918,025 2,918,025 62,203,400 23,677,573 5,172,183 7,121,714 17,709,821 20,012,271 4,293,710 11,585,610 24,838,038 73,949,491 17,789,172 18,687,021 25,400,077 2,918,025 2,944,616 7,570,212 2,918,025 20,834,103 6,235,678 71,526,360 25,070,698 2,918,025 56,158,510 8,708,036 15,068,081 40,647,780 42,456,987 5,611,097 24,712,293 2,918,025 25,099,116 82,000,708 5,067,154 2,918,025 12,982,612 23,445,432 5,343,318 13,808,812 2,918,025 1,167,210,000 170,030 1,383,998 512,149 86,779 817,044 2,970,000 17,820,000 WIA ADULT: 2009 RECOVERY ACT State Total ................................ Alabama .......................... Alaska ............................. Arizona ............................ Arkansas ......................... California ......................... Colorado ......................... Connecticut ..................... Delaware ......................... E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Allotment $495,000,000 5,103,029 1,679,456 7,616,346 5,072,930 80,117,954 4,792,362 4,385,149 1,234,406 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices WIA ADULT: 2009 RECOVERY ACT— Continued State District of Columbia ........ Florida ............................. Georgia ........................... Hawaii ............................. Idaho ............................... Illinois .............................. Indiana ............................ Iowa ................................ Kansas ............................ Kentucky ......................... Louisiana ........................ Maine .............................. Maryland ......................... Massachusetts ................ Michigan ......................... Minnesota ....................... Mississippi ...................... Missouri .......................... Montana .......................... Nebraska ........................ Nevada ........................... New Hampshire .............. New Jersey ..................... New Mexico .................... New York ........................ North Carolina ................ North Dakota .................. Ohio ................................ Oklahoma ....................... Oregon ............................ Pennsylvania .................. Puerto Rico ..................... Rhode Island .................. South Carolina ................ South Dakota .................. Tennessee ...................... Texas .............................. Utah ................................ Vermont .......................... Virginia ............................ Washington ..................... West Virginia .................. WIA ADULT: 2009 RECOVERY ACT— Continued Allotment State 1,542,940 19,448,002 13,119,015 1,234,406 1,234,406 25,790,612 9,393,463 1,554,835 2,702,158 8,192,097 8,703,290 1,808,086 4,909,757 10,073,668 30,857,680 6,952,045 7,772,797 10,482,040 1,234,406 1,234,406 3,392,179 1,234,406 9,386,433 2,659,786 31,516,111 10,337,165 1,234,406 23,386,373 3,650,170 6,327,640 16,545,744 20,128,708 2,106,542 10,417,221 1,234,406 10,835,862 34,344,771 1,798,155 1,234,406 5,227,634 9,694,268 2,410,113 WIA DISLOCATED WORKER: 2009 RECOVERY ACT—Continued Allotment Wisconsin ....................... Wyoming ......................... State Total ............... American Samoa ............ Guam .............................. Northern Marianas .......... Palau ............................... Virgin Islands .................. 5,183,854 1,234,406 493,762,500 75,000 554,734 205,279 75,000 327,487 Outlying Areas Total 1,237,500 WIA DISLOCATED WORKER: 2009 RECOVERY ACT State Allotment Total ................................ Alabama .......................... Alaska ............................. Arizona ............................ Arkansas ......................... California ......................... Colorado ......................... Connecticut ..................... Delaware ......................... District of Columbia ........ Florida ............................. Georgia ........................... Hawaii ............................. Idaho ............................... Illinois .............................. Indiana ............................ Iowa ................................ Kansas ............................ Kentucky ......................... Louisiana ........................ Maine .............................. Maryland ......................... Massachusetts ................ Michigan ......................... $1,435,500,000 13,193,657 3,546,444 17,403,029 7,518,483 221,906,888 14,464,916 14,884,070 2,039,325 3,792,823 80,551,937 43,801,838 2,161,193 2,832,818 68,533,653 26,213,424 5,225,689 5,203,888 18,713,127 9,258,530 4,572,069 11,255,145 21,223,446 78,452,046 11755 State Allotment Minnesota ....................... Mississippi ...................... Missouri .......................... Montana .......................... Nebraska ........................ Nevada ........................... New Hampshire .............. New Jersey ..................... New Mexico .................... New York ........................ North Carolina ................ North Dakota .................. Ohio ................................ Oklahoma ....................... Oregon ............................ Pennsylvania .................. Puerto Rico ..................... Rhode Island .................. South Carolina ................ South Dakota .................. Tennessee ...................... Texas .............................. Utah ................................ Vermont .......................... Virginia ............................ Washington ..................... West Virginia .................. Wisconsin ....................... Wyoming ......................... State Total ............... American Samoa ............ Guam .............................. Northern Marianas .......... Palau ............................... Virgin Islands .................. 20,963,288 14,210,277 25,830,846 1,756,038 2,591,113 14,311,733 2,501,984 32,706,420 2,960,889 66,368,188 44,419,273 916,452 58,511,252 6,023,463 17,162,449 42,482,006 29,524,346 7,945,909 24,705,053 953,834 28,372,248 53,768,305 3,536,734 1,749,098 14,115,351 22,142,010 3,579,605 16,059,607 583,791 1,237,500,000 217,500 1,608,729 595,309 217,500 949,712 Outlying Areas Total 3,588,750 National Reserve Total .... 194,411,250 EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (WAGNER-PEYSER): 2009 RECOVERY ACT sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES State Total allotment Total ........................................................................................................................... Alabama ..................................................................................................................... Alaska ........................................................................................................................ Arizona ....................................................................................................................... Arkansas .................................................................................................................... California .................................................................................................................... Colorado .................................................................................................................... Connecticut ................................................................................................................ Delaware .................................................................................................................... District of Columbia ................................................................................................... Florida ........................................................................................................................ Georgia ...................................................................................................................... Hawaii ........................................................................................................................ Idaho .......................................................................................................................... Illinois ......................................................................................................................... Indiana ....................................................................................................................... Iowa ........................................................................................................................... Kansas ....................................................................................................................... Kentucky .................................................................................................................... Louisiana .................................................................................................................... Maine ......................................................................................................................... Maryland .................................................................................................................... Massachusetts ........................................................................................................... Michigan ..................................................................................................................... VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $396,000,000 5,093,106 4,304,709 7,022,967 3,309,854 46,970,564 6,212,434 4,449,594 1,106,097 1,427,427 22,146,579 11,711,489 1,426,246 3,586,589 16,567,244 7,858,143 3,726,404 3,436,869 5,146,036 5,191,488 2,132,910 6,688,441 8,063,456 13,858,019 E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM RES $247,500,000 3,183,191 2,690,443 4,389,354 2,068,659 29,356,604 3,882,771 2,780,996 691,311 892,142 13,841,612 7,319,681 891,404 2,241,618 10,354,527 4,911,339 2,329,002 2,148,043 3,216,272 3,244,680 1,333,069 4,180,276 5,039,660 8,661,262 19MRN1 Other $148,500,000 1,909,915 1,614,266 2,633,613 1,241,195 17,613,960 2,329,663 1,668,598 414,786 535,285 8,304,967 4,391,808 534,842 1,344,971 6,212,717 2,946,804 1,397,402 1,288,826 1,929,764 1,946,808 799,841 2,508,165 3,023,796 5,196,757 11756 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 52 / Thursday, March 19, 2009 / Notices EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (WAGNER-PEYSER): 2009 RECOVERY ACT—Continued State Total allotment RES Other Minnesota .................................................................................................................. Mississippi .................................................................................................................. Missouri ...................................................................................................................... Montana ..................................................................................................................... Nebraska .................................................................................................................... Nevada ....................................................................................................................... New Hampshire ......................................................................................................... New Jersey ................................................................................................................ New Mexico ............................................................................................................... New York ................................................................................................................... North Carolina ............................................................................................................ North Dakota .............................................................................................................. Ohio ........................................................................................................................... Oklahoma ................................................................................................................... Oregon ....................................................................................................................... Pennsylvania .............................................................................................................. Puerto Rico ................................................................................................................ Rhode Island .............................................................................................................. South Carolina ........................................................................................................... South Dakota ............................................................................................................. Tennessee ................................................................................................................. Texas ......................................................................................................................... Utah ........................................................................................................................... Vermont ..................................................................................................................... Virginia ....................................................................................................................... Washington ................................................................................................................ West Virginia .............................................................................................................. Wisconsin ................................................................................................................... Wyoming .................................................................................................................... State Total .......................................................................................................... Guam ......................................................................................................................... Virgin Islands ............................................................................................................. 6,895,090 3,617,920 7,399,208 2,930,979 3,522,460 3,471,160 1,617,171 10,662,171 3,289,073 22,855,217 11,091,396 2,984,613 15,017,635 3,912,797 4,898,310 15,098,730 4,645,634 1,497,925 5,604,614 2,758,469 7,414,473 27,188,088 4,299,056 1,292,224 8,813,824 8,230,745 3,157,340 7,291,549 2,140,154 395,034,690 185,297 780,013 4,309,431 2,261,200 4,624,505 1,831,862 2,201,537 2,169,475 1,010,732 6,663,857 2,055,671 14,284,511 6,932,122 1,865,383 9,386,022 2,445,498 3,061,444 9,436,706 2,903,521 936,203 3,502,884 1,724,043 4,634,046 16,992,555 2,686,910 807,640 5,508,640 5,144,216 1,973,337 4,557,218 1,337,596 246,896,681 115,811 487,508 2,585,659 1,356,720 2,774,703 1,099,117 1,320,923 1,301,685 606,439 3,998,314 1,233,402 8,570,706 4,159,274 1,119,230 5,631,613 1,467,299 1,836,866 5,662,024 1,742,113 561,722 2,101,730 1,034,426 2,780,427 10,195,533 1,612,146 484,584 3,305,184 3,086,529 1,184,003 2,734,331 802,558 148,138,009 69,486 292,505 Outlying Areas Total .................................................................................................. 965,310 603,319 361,991 Signed: At Washington, DC, on this 13th day of March 2009. Douglas F. Small, Deputy Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. E9–6029 Filed 3–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance In accordance with Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2273) the Department of Labor herein presents summaries of determinations regarding eligibility to apply for trade adjustment assistance for workers (TA–W) number and alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) by (TA–W) number issued during the period of February 23 through February 27, 2009. In order for an affirmative determination to be made for workers of a primary firm and a certification issued VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:17 Mar 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(a) of the Act must be met. I. Section (a)(2)(A) all of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; B. the sales or production, or both, of such firm or subdivision have decreased absolutely; and C. increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with articles produced by such firm or subdivision have contributed importantly to such workers’ separation or threat of separation and to the decline in sales or production of such firm or subdivision; or II. Section (a)(2)(B) both of the following must be satisfied: A. A significant number or proportion of the workers in such workers’ firm, or an appropriate subdivision of the firm, have become totally or partially separated, or are threatened to become totally or partially separated; PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 B. there has been a shift in production by such workers’ firm or subdivision to a foreign country of articles like or directly competitive with articles which are produced by such firm or subdivision; and C. One of the following must be satisfied: 1. The country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles is a party to a free trade agreement with the United States; 2. the country to which the workers’ firm has shifted production of the articles to a beneficiary country under the Andean Trade Preference Act, African Growth and Opportunity Act, or the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act; or 3. there has been or is likely to be an increase in imports of articles that are like or directly competitive with articles which are or were produced by such firm or subdivision. Also, in order for an affirmative determination to be made for secondarily affected workers of a firm and a certification issued regarding eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance, each of the group eligibility requirements of Section 222(b) of the Act must be met. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Allotments for Training and Employment Services as Specified in 
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) for 
Activities Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA); Workforce 
Investment Act Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities Program 
Allotments; Wagner-Peyser Act Allotments, and Reemployment Service 
(RES) Allotments

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces States' allotments for The Department of 
Labor (DOL or Department) for training and employment services as 
specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(Recovery Act) for activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 
1998 (WIA)--Workforce Investment Act Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth 
Activities Program Allotments; Wagner-Peyser Act Allotments, and 
Reemployment Service (RES) Allotments. The funds for the allotments 
announced in this TEGL are part of the funds appropriated in the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 (the 
Recovery Act), signed into law February 17, 2009.
    The WIA allotments for States and the final allotments for the 
Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective 
statutes. The WIA allotments for the outlying areas are based on a 
formula determined by the Secretary. As required by WIA section 182(d), 
on February 17, 2000, a Notice of the discretionary formula for 
allocating PY 2000 funds for the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, 
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Palau, and the Virgin 
Islands) was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 8236 (February 
17, 2000). The rationale for the formula and methodology was fully 
explained in the February 17, 2000, Federal Register Notice. The 
formula for PY 2008 is the same as used for PY 2000 and is described in 
the section on Youth Activities program allotments. Comments are 
invited on the formula used to allot funds to the outlying areas.

DATES: Comments on the formula used to allot funds to the outlying 
areas must be received by April 20, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Employment and Training 
Administration, Office of Financial and Administrative Management, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room N-4702, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: 
Mr. Kenneth Leung, (202) 693-3471 (phone), (202) 693-2859 (fax), e-
mail: Leung.Kenneth@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: WIA Youth Activities allotments: Evan 
Rosenberg at (202) 693-3593 or LaSharn Youngblood at (202) 693-3606; 
WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities, ES final allotments, and 
WOTC allotments: Mike Qualter at (202) 693-3014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor (DOL or Department) 
is announcing Allotments for training and employment services as 
specified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(Recovery Act) for activities under the Workforce Investment Act of 
1998 (WIA)--Workforce Investment Act Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth 
Activities Program Allotments; Wagner-Peyser Act Allotments, and 
Reemployment Service (RES) Allotments. The funds for the allotments 
announced in this TEGL are part of the funds appropriated in the 
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Law 111-5 (the 
Recovery Act), signed into law February 17, 2009.
    Recovery Act funds for Training and Employment Services under WIA 
and the Wagner-Peyser Act are available for allotment as follows:
     $1,188,000,000 for youth activities, including summer 
employment for youth;
     $495,000,000 for adult services, including supportive 
services and needs-related payments. Priority for receipt of these 
services is to go to recipients of public assistance and other low-
income individuals as described in 134(d)(4)(E) of WIA;
     $1,435,500,000 for dislocated worker training and 
employment services and national reserve; and
     $396,000,000 for Wagner-Peyser Act activities; 
$247,500,000 of those funds are to support RES for unemployment 
insurance claimants.
    The above figures represent the amount of Recovery Act funds as 
specified in the Act less one percent which is authorized to be 
retained at the Federal level for program administration and oversight.
    States are expected to spend Recovery Act funding quickly and 
effectively. WIA funding for Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth are 
considered to be PY 2008 funds and, therefore, must be expended by the 
end of PY 2010 (June 30, 2011). Wagner-Peyser funds are available for 
obligation by the States through September 30, 2010 and must be 
expended by the end of PY 2010 (June 30, 2011). It is the Congress' 
intent, as well as that of the Administration, that the majority of 
these funds will be utilized within the first year of availability.
    The Recovery Act is intended to preserve and create jobs, promote 
the nation's economic recovery, and assist those most impacted by the 
recession. It provides the U.S. Department of Labor and the public 
workforce investment system with unprecedented levels of funding for a 
number of employment and training programs to help Americans acquire 
new skills and get back to work. If the workforce system is to meet 
both the letter and the spirit of the law and fulfill its critical role 
in U.S. economic recovery, we must implement the Act expeditiously and 
effectively, with full accountability of our expenditure of funds. But 
the Recovery Act provides more than an injection of

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workforce development resources into communities in need across the 
country. The significant investment of stimulus funds presents an 
extraordinary and unique opportunity for the workforce system to 
advance transformational efforts and demonstrate its full capacity to 
innovate and implement effective One-Stop service delivery strategies. 
As States and localities plan how their One-Stop systems will make 
immediate use of the Recovery Act funds, ETA encourages them to take an 
expansive view of how the funds can be integrated into efforts to 
improve the effectiveness of the public workforce system. In this 
system, the needs of workers and employers are equally important in 
developing thriving communities where all citizens succeed and 
businesses prosper. Successful implementation of the Recovery Act 
includes not only quick and effective provision of services and 
training for workers in need, but also leveraging changes in the 
system's basic operations to develop a strong, invigorated, innovative 
public workforce system capable of helping enable future economic 
growth and advancing shared prosperity for all Americans.
    In a stronger, more comprehensive workforce investment system, 
adults move easily between the labor market and education and training 
in order to advance in their careers and upgrade their contributions to 
the workplace, while disconnected youth are able to reconnect through 
multiple pathways to education and training opportunities necessary to 
enter and advance in the workforce. Adult education, job training, 
postsecondary education, registered apprenticeship, career advancement 
and supportive service activities are fully aligned with economic and 
community development strategies, so as to meet the skill needs of 
existing and emerging employers and high growth occupations as well as 
the needs of under-skilled adults. Under such a dual-customer approach, 
seamless career pathways would be developed and offered, and support 
services and needs-based payments would be available, making it far 
easier for young people and adults to advance and persist through 
progressive levels of the education and job training system as quickly 
as possible and gain education and workforce skills of demonstrated 
value at each level. Education and training at every level would be 
closely aligned with jobs and industries important to local and 
regional economies. Every level of education and training would afford 
students and trainees the ability to advance in school or at work, with 
assessments and certifications linked to the requirements of the next 
level of education and employment.
    With this infusion of funding, States and local areas should 
consider how their funding decisions and implementation activities for 
Recovery Act funds can help achieve this goal of workforce system 
transformation.
    The WIA allotments for States are based on formula provisions 
defined in the Act (see Attachment I for WIA and Wagner-Peyser formula 
descriptions). The WIA allotments for the outlying areas (e.g., 
American Samoa, Guam, Northern Marianas, Palau, and the Virgin Islands) 
are based on a discretionary formula used for PY 2008 funds as 
authorized under WIA Title I.
    To assist States in the implementation, monitoring, and reporting 
of Recovery Act activities, ETA anticipates providing TEGLs or other 
documents on the following topics:
     Policy and Planning;
     Participant and Performance Reporting; and
     Financial Reporting.
    Pursuant to the intent of the Recovery Act, allotments will be 
issued no later than 30 days from the date the bill was signed into 
law, February 17, 2009. The Recovery Act allotment funds will be issued 
as modifications to the PY 2008 WIA grants, with the funds having the 
same period of performance as PY 2008 funds. We reiterate the 
additional Wagner-Peyser obligation requirement for Recovery Act funds 
which is specified in the Act as September 30, 2010. It should be noted 
that grant agreements will have new provisions specific to the Recovery 
Act funding. The following is the schedule for processing the Recovery 
Act funds:
     Week of March 2, 2009--Amended agreement sent to State 
grantees;
     Week of March 9, 2009--States return the signed version of 
the agreement; and
     Week of March 16, 2009--Notice of Obligation allotting 
funds issued.

Policy and Procedures for Quick and Effective Expenditure of Funds

    The intent of the Recovery Act is that funds be spent quickly and 
effectively in meeting the employment and training needs of the 
Nation's workforce. In order to accomplish this, ETA will be issuing 
Notices of Obligation (NOOs) for WIA and Wagner-Peyser funds no later 
than March 19, 2009, 30 days from the President's signing of the 
Recovery Act.
    In an effort to support States in their rapid deployment of funds 
and recognizing that normal plan submission and approval procedures may 
hamper such efforts, ETA has determined that States' approved PY 2008 
WIA and Wagner-Peyser Act Strategic State Plans qualify the States to 
receive Recovery Act allotments pursuant to WIA section 112. To qualify 
States for PY 2009 allotments, ETA will grant extensions on current WIA 
and Wagner-Peyser Strategic State Plans for PY 2009. This strategy will 
permit States to immediately receive and begin expending Recovery Act 
funds while providing a meaningful period in which to develop plans for 
the most effective use of Recovery Act and formula funds. Requests for 
the extension through June 30, 2009, must be submitted to ETA by April 
15, 2009. ETA will require that States submit a subsequent modification 
to the State Plan to incorporate Recovery Act planning by June 30, 
2009. Details regarding the State Plan modifications will be provided 
in a subsequent Policy and Planning TEGL.
    Likewise, because approved local plans are already in place, States 
are required to make the Recovery Act funds for WIA and Wagner-Peyser 
available to Local Areas not later than 30 days of being made available 
to the State. States are encouraged to devise a Local Plan modification 
process that enables local areas to plan for the quickest and most 
effective use of Recovery Act funds in the local areas while not 
delaying the rapid allocation of funds to local areas within 30 days of 
receipt of funds by the State. Therefore, the Local Plans, required by 
WIA section 118, may be dated and not reflect the economic context 
altered by the economic downturn or strategies altered by the 
additional funds available through the Recovery Act. Under 20 CFR 
661.355, each Governor sets the policy for when a Local Plan must be 
modified, such as significant changes in local economic conditions and 
changes in financing available for WIA title I and partner-provided WIA 
services. States are encouraged to review their Local Plan modification 
policy, and to require that Local Plans be modified according to State 
policy.

State Youth Activities Funds: Title I Subtitle B--Chapter 4--Youth 
Activities

    A. State Allotments. The amount available for WIA Youth Activities 
totals $1,188,000,000, which includes $17,820,000 for Native Americans, 
$1,167,210,000 for States, and $2,970,000 for outlying areas. 
Attachment II contains a breakdown of the State WIA Youth Activities 
program allotments by State. States are expected to spend Recovery Act 
funding quickly and effectively.

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    Even though the supplemental funds are part of the PY 2008 grant 
agreements, the allotment formulas use more recent unemployment data 
than that used for the PY 2008 allotments in order to more effectively 
distribute Recovery Act funds to those areas of greatest need. The 
three data factors required by WIA for the Youth Activities State 
formula allotments are:
    (1) The number of unemployed for Areas of Substantial Unemployment 
(ASUs), averages for the 12-month period, July 2007 through June 2008, 
as prepared by the States using special 2000 Census data based on 
households, obtained under contract with the Census Bureau and provided 
to States by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS);
    (2) The number of excess unemployed individuals or the ASU excess 
(depending on which is higher), averages for the same 12-month period 
as used for ASU unemployment data; and
    (3) The number of economically disadvantaged youth (age 16 to 21, 
excluding college students and military), from special 2000 census 
tabulations.
    While the total amount available for States is above the $1 billion 
threshold, the Recovery Act exempts the program from the additional 
minimum provisions required by that threshold as specified in WIA 
Section 127(b)(1)(C)(iv)(IV). Instead, as required by WIA, the JTPA 
section 262(a)(3) (as amended by section 701 of the Job Training Reform 
Amendments of 1992) minimums of 90 percent hold-harmless of the prior 
year allotment percentage and 0.25 percent state minimum floor are 
applicable. WIA also requires the application of a 130 percent stop-
gain of the prior year allotment percentage. For purposes of the hold-
harmless provision, the PY 2008 allotment percentages are used for the 
preceding year.
    B. Within-State Allocations. Youth Activities funds are to be 
distributed among local workforce investment areas (subject to 
reservation of up to 15 percent for statewide workforce investment 
activities) in accordance with the provisions of WIA Section 128 and 
according to the approved State Plan.
    For purposes of identifying ASUs for the within-state Youth 
Activities allocation formula, States should continue to use the 
special 2000 Census data based on households which was obtained under 
contract with the Census Bureau and provided to States in October 2006 
by BLS. These data will continue to be used for this purpose until 
further notice. For purposes of developing the number of economically 
disadvantaged Youth Activities for the statutory formula, the special 
2000 census data provided to States for the within-state Youth 
Activities allocations beginning in PY 2004 should continue to be used.
    States are to use the same reference periods for the data factors 
as described above and PY 2008 as the prior year hold-harmless, to be 
consistent with national office allotment distributions.
    C. Transfers of Funds. There is no authority for local workforce 
investment areas to transfer funds to or from the Youth Activities 
program.

State Adult Employment and Training Activities Funds: Title I Subtitle 
B--Chapter 5--Adult and Dislocated Worker Employment and Training 
Activities

    A. State Allotments. The amount available for Adult Activities is 
$495,000,000 of which $493,762,500 is for States and $1,237,500 is for 
outlying areas. Attachment III shows the Adult Activities allotments. 
States are strongly encouraged to spend Recovery Act funding quickly 
and effectively. WIA funding for the WIA Adult program is considered to 
be PY 2008 funds and, therefore, must be expended by June 30, 2011.
    Even though the supplemental funds are part of the PY 2008 grant 
agreements, the allotment formulas use more recent unemployment data 
than that used for the PY 2008 allotments in order to more effectively 
distribute Recovery Act funds to those areas of greatest need. The 
three data factors required by WIA for the Adult State formula 
allotments are:
    (1) The number of unemployed for Areas of Substantial Unemployment 
(ASUs), averages for the 12-month period, July 2007 through June 2008, 
as prepared by the States using special 2000 Census data based on 
households, obtained under contract with the Census Bureau and provided 
to States by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS);
    (2) The number of excess unemployed individuals or the ASU excess 
(depending on which is higher), averages for the same 12-month period 
as used for ASU unemployment data; and
    (3) The number of economically disadvantaged adults (age 22 to 72, 
excluding college students and military) from special 2000 census 
tabulations.
    Since the total amount available for the Adult program for States 
is below the required $960 million threshold specified in WIA Section 
132(b)(1)(B)(iv)(IV), the WIA additional minimum provisions are not 
applicable. Also, like the youth program, the provision applying the 
130 percent stop-gain of the prior year allotment percentage was used. 
For purposes of the hold-harmless provision, the PY 2008 allotment 
percentages are used for the preceding year.
    B. Within-State Allocations. Adult allotments are to be distributed 
among local workforce investment areas (subject to reservation of up to 
15 percent for statewide workforce investment activities) in accordance 
with the provisions in WIA Section 133 and according to the approved 
State Plan.
    For purposes of identifying ASUs for the within-state Adult 
allocation formula, the special 2000 census data provided to States by 
BLS in October 2006 is to be used for census sharing until further 
notice. For purposes of developing the number of economically 
disadvantaged adults for the statutory formula, the special 2000 census 
data provided to States for the within-state Adult Activities 
allocations beginning in PY 2004 should continue to be used.
    States are to use the same reference periods for the data factors 
as described above and PY 2008 as the prior year hold-harmless, to be 
consistent with national office allotment distributions.
    C. Transfers of Funds. WIA Section 133(b)(4) provides the authority 
for local workforce investment areas, with approval of the Governor, to 
transfer up to 20 percent of the Adult Activities funds to Dislocated 
Worker Activities, and up to 20 percent of Dislocated Worker Activities 
funds to Adult Activities. It should be noted that this is different 
than the 30 percent currently permitted for regular formula funds 
pursuant to prior year appropriation acts. Additionally, ETA does not 
anticipate granting waivers that would allow transfers above the 20 
percent. As will be described in the forthcoming planning guidance, the 
waiver to transfer more than 20 percent of local area funds between 
Dislocated Worker and Adult programs will not apply to Recovery Act 
funds.

State Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Funds: Title I Subtitle 
B --Chapter 5--Adult and Dislocated Worker Employment and Training 
Activities

    The amount available for the Dislocated Worker Activities program 
is $1,435,500,000, with $1,237,500,000 for States, $3,588,750 for 
outlying areas, and $194,411,250 for the National Reserve. States are 
expected to spend Recovery Act funding quickly and effectively. 
Recovery Act funding is considered to be PY 2008 funds and,

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therefore, must be expended by June 30, 2011.
    A. State Allotments. Attachment IV shows Recovery Act Dislocated 
Worker Activities fund allotments by State.
    The three data factors required in WIA for the dislocated worker 
State formula allotments are:
    (1) The number of unemployed, averages for the 12-month period, 
January 2008 through December 2008;
    (2) The number of excess unemployed, averages for the 12-month 
period, January 2008 through December 2008; and
    (3) The number of long-term unemployed, averages for calendar year 
2008.
    B. Within-State Allocations. Dislocated Worker Activities funds for 
the Recovery Act are to be distributed among local workforce investment 
areas (subject to reservation of up to 25 percent for statewide rapid 
response activities and up to 15 percent for statewide workforce 
investment activities) in accordance with the provisions in WIA Section 
133 and according to the approved State Plan.
    C. Transfers of Funds. WIA Section 133(b)(4) provides the authority 
for local workforce investment areas, with approval of the Governor, to 
transfer up to 20 percent of the Adult Activities funds to Dislocated 
Worker Activities, and up to 20 percent of Dislocated Worker Activities 
funds to Adult Activities. It should be noted that this is different 
than the 30 percent currently permitted for regular formula funds 
pursuant to prior year appropriation acts. Additionally, ETA does not 
anticipate granting waivers that would allow transfers above the 20 
percent. As will be described in the forthcoming planning guidance, the 
waiver to transfer more than 20 percent of local area funds between 
Dislocated Worker and Adult programs will not apply to Recovery Act 
funds.

Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments

    The amount available for employment service grants totals 
$396,000,000. Within this amount $247,500,000 is designated for 
reemployment services (RES) to connect unemployment insurance claimants 
to employment and training opportunities that will facilitate their 
reentry to employment. Such funds shall remain available to the States 
for obligation through September 30, 2010, and must be expended by the 
end of PY 2010.
    After determining the funding for outlying areas, allotments to 
States are calculated using the formula set forth at section 6 of the 
Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49e). Formula allotments are based on each 
State's share of calendar year 2008 monthly averages of the civilian 
labor force and unemployment. The distribution of Wagner-Peyser funds 
includes $395,034,690 for States, as well as $965,310 for outlying 
areas. Attachment V shows the distribution of Recovery Act amounts 
under the ES formula.
    Under section 7(b) of the Wagner-Peyser Act, ten percent of the 
total sums allotted to each State shall be reserved for use by the 
Governor to provide performance incentives, services for groups with 
special needs, and for the extra costs of exemplary models for 
delivering job services through the one-stop system.

Reporting

Financial Reporting for the Recovery Act Funds

    For the WIA formula programs, States are required to track 
financial information separately for each of the funding streams. 
States will submit the standard ETA-9130 reports for statewide youth, 
statewide adult, statewide dislocated worker, statewide rapid response 
(Dislocated Worker Activities), local youth, local adult, and local 
dislocated worker activities. The ETA-9130 reports for Recovery Act 
funds will be due 10 days after the end of the quarter rather than the 
current 45 day requirement. States are also to submit the ETA-9130 
report each quarter for the Wagner-Peyser Act funds. Final guidance on 
financial reporting will be issued under a separate document.

Participant and Performance Reporting for the Recovery Act Funds

    Accountability guidelines for the Recovery Act emphasize data 
quality, streamlining data collection, and collection of information 
that shows measurable program outputs. ETA is developing reporting 
guidelines that will minimize any new collection burdens. Final 
guidance on participant and performance reporting will be issued under 
a separate TEGL.
    To the extent that new information or reports are required for 
Recovery Act activities, ETA will seek OMB clearance through the 
Paperwork Reduction Act process.

                      WIA Youth: 2009 Recovery Act
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                        State                              Allotment
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Total................................................     $1,188,000,000
Alabama..............................................         11,647,403
Alaska...............................................          3,936,018
Arizona..............................................         17,830,637
Arkansas.............................................         12,065,555
California...........................................        186,622,034
Colorado.............................................         11,874,970
Connecticut..........................................         11,034,723
Delaware.............................................          2,918,025
District of Columbia.................................          3,969,821
Florida..............................................         42,873,265
Georgia..............................................         31,361,665
Hawaii...............................................          2,918,025
Idaho................................................          2,918,025
Illinois.............................................         62,203,400
Indiana..............................................         23,677,573
Iowa.................................................          5,172,183
Kansas...............................................          7,121,714
Kentucky.............................................         17,709,821
Louisiana............................................         20,012,271
Maine................................................          4,293,710
Maryland.............................................         11,585,610
Massachusetts........................................         24,838,038
Michigan.............................................         73,949,491
Minnesota............................................         17,789,172
Mississippi..........................................         18,687,021
Missouri.............................................         25,400,077
Montana..............................................          2,918,025
Nebraska.............................................          2,944,616
Nevada...............................................          7,570,212
New Hampshire........................................          2,918,025
New Jersey...........................................         20,834,103
New Mexico...........................................          6,235,678
New York.............................................         71,526,360
North Carolina.......................................         25,070,698
North Dakota.........................................          2,918,025
Ohio.................................................         56,158,510
Oklahoma.............................................          8,708,036
Oregon...............................................         15,068,081
Pennsylvania.........................................         40,647,780
Puerto Rico..........................................         42,456,987
Rhode Island.........................................          5,611,097
South Carolina.......................................         24,712,293
South Dakota.........................................          2,918,025
Tennessee............................................         25,099,116
Texas................................................         82,000,708
Utah.................................................          5,067,154
Vermont..............................................          2,918,025
Virginia.............................................         12,982,612
Washington...........................................         23,445,432
West Virginia........................................          5,343,318
Wisconsin............................................         13,808,812
Wyoming..............................................          2,918,025
    State Total......................................      1,167,210,000
American Samoa.......................................            170,030
Guam.................................................          1,383,998
Northern Marianas....................................            512,149
Palau................................................             86,779
Virgin Islands.......................................            817,044
    Outlying Areas Total.............................          2,970,000
Native Americans.....................................         17,820,000
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                      WIA Adult: 2009 Recovery Act
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                        State                              Allotment
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Total................................................       $495,000,000
Alabama..............................................          5,103,029
Alaska...............................................          1,679,456
Arizona..............................................          7,616,346
Arkansas.............................................          5,072,930
California...........................................         80,117,954
Colorado.............................................          4,792,362
Connecticut..........................................          4,385,149
Delaware.............................................          1,234,406

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District of Columbia.................................          1,542,940
Florida..............................................         19,448,002
Georgia..............................................         13,119,015
Hawaii...............................................          1,234,406
Idaho................................................          1,234,406
Illinois.............................................         25,790,612
Indiana..............................................          9,393,463
Iowa.................................................          1,554,835
Kansas...............................................          2,702,158
Kentucky.............................................          8,192,097
Louisiana............................................          8,703,290
Maine................................................          1,808,086
Maryland.............................................          4,909,757
Massachusetts........................................         10,073,668
Michigan.............................................         30,857,680
Minnesota............................................          6,952,045
Mississippi..........................................          7,772,797
Missouri.............................................         10,482,040
Montana..............................................          1,234,406
Nebraska.............................................          1,234,406
Nevada...............................................          3,392,179
New Hampshire........................................          1,234,406
New Jersey...........................................          9,386,433
New Mexico...........................................          2,659,786
New York.............................................         31,516,111
North Carolina.......................................         10,337,165
North Dakota.........................................          1,234,406
Ohio.................................................         23,386,373
Oklahoma.............................................          3,650,170
Oregon...............................................          6,327,640
Pennsylvania.........................................         16,545,744
Puerto Rico..........................................         20,128,708
Rhode Island.........................................          2,106,542
South Carolina.......................................         10,417,221
South Dakota.........................................          1,234,406
Tennessee............................................         10,835,862
Texas................................................         34,344,771
Utah.................................................          1,798,155
Vermont..............................................          1,234,406
Virginia.............................................          5,227,634
Washington...........................................          9,694,268
West Virginia........................................          2,410,113
Wisconsin............................................          5,183,854
Wyoming..............................................          1,234,406
    State Total......................................        493,762,500
American Samoa.......................................             75,000
Guam.................................................            554,734
Northern Marianas....................................            205,279
Palau................................................             75,000
Virgin Islands.......................................            327,487
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    Outlying Areas Total.............................          1,237,500
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                WIA Dislocated Worker: 2009 Recovery Act
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                        State                              Allotment
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Total................................................     $1,435,500,000
Alabama..............................................         13,193,657
Alaska...............................................          3,546,444
Arizona..............................................         17,403,029
Arkansas.............................................          7,518,483
California...........................................        221,906,888
Colorado.............................................         14,464,916
Connecticut..........................................         14,884,070
Delaware.............................................          2,039,325
District of Columbia.................................          3,792,823
Florida..............................................         80,551,937
Georgia..............................................         43,801,838
Hawaii...............................................          2,161,193
Idaho................................................          2,832,818
Illinois.............................................         68,533,653
Indiana..............................................         26,213,424
Iowa.................................................          5,225,689
Kansas...............................................          5,203,888
Kentucky.............................................         18,713,127
Louisiana............................................          9,258,530
Maine................................................          4,572,069
Maryland.............................................         11,255,145
Massachusetts........................................         21,223,446
Michigan.............................................         78,452,046
Minnesota............................................         20,963,288
Mississippi..........................................         14,210,277
Missouri.............................................         25,830,846
Montana..............................................          1,756,038
Nebraska.............................................          2,591,113
Nevada...............................................         14,311,733
New Hampshire........................................          2,501,984
New Jersey...........................................         32,706,420
New Mexico...........................................          2,960,889
New York.............................................         66,368,188
North Carolina.......................................         44,419,273
North Dakota.........................................            916,452
Ohio.................................................         58,511,252
Oklahoma.............................................          6,023,463
Oregon...............................................         17,162,449
Pennsylvania.........................................         42,482,006
Puerto Rico..........................................         29,524,346
Rhode Island.........................................          7,945,909
South Carolina.......................................         24,705,053
South Dakota.........................................            953,834
Tennessee............................................         28,372,248
Texas................................................         53,768,305
Utah.................................................          3,536,734
Vermont..............................................          1,749,098
Virginia.............................................         14,115,351
Washington...........................................         22,142,010
West Virginia........................................          3,579,605
Wisconsin............................................         16,059,607
Wyoming..............................................            583,791
    State Total......................................      1,237,500,000
American Samoa.......................................            217,500
Guam.................................................          1,608,729
Northern Marianas....................................            595,309
Palau................................................            217,500
Virgin Islands.......................................            949,712
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    Outlying Areas Total.............................          3,588,750
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        National Reserve Total.......................        194,411,250
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                              Employment Service (Wagner-Peyser): 2009 Recovery Act
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                         State                            Total allotment          RES               Other
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Total..................................................       $396,000,000       $247,500,000       $148,500,000
Alabama................................................          5,093,106          3,183,191          1,909,915
Alaska.................................................          4,304,709          2,690,443          1,614,266
Arizona................................................          7,022,967          4,389,354          2,633,613
Arkansas...............................................          3,309,854          2,068,659          1,241,195
California.............................................         46,970,564         29,356,604         17,613,960
Colorado...............................................          6,212,434          3,882,771          2,329,663
Connecticut............................................          4,449,594          2,780,996          1,668,598
Delaware...............................................          1,106,097            691,311            414,786
District of Columbia...................................          1,427,427            892,142            535,285
Florida................................................         22,146,579         13,841,612          8,304,967
Georgia................................................         11,711,489          7,319,681          4,391,808
Hawaii.................................................          1,426,246            891,404            534,842
Idaho..................................................          3,586,589          2,241,618          1,344,971
Illinois...............................................         16,567,244         10,354,527          6,212,717
Indiana................................................          7,858,143          4,911,339          2,946,804
Iowa...................................................          3,726,404          2,329,002          1,397,402
Kansas.................................................          3,436,869          2,148,043          1,288,826
Kentucky...............................................          5,146,036          3,216,272          1,929,764
Louisiana..............................................          5,191,488          3,244,680          1,946,808
Maine..................................................          2,132,910          1,333,069            799,841
Maryland...............................................          6,688,441          4,180,276          2,508,165
Massachusetts..........................................          8,063,456          5,039,660          3,023,796
Michigan...............................................         13,858,019          8,661,262          5,196,757

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Minnesota..............................................          6,895,090          4,309,431          2,585,659
Mississippi............................................          3,617,920          2,261,200          1,356,720
Missouri...............................................          7,399,208          4,624,505          2,774,703
Montana................................................          2,930,979          1,831,862          1,099,117
Nebraska...............................................          3,522,460          2,201,537          1,320,923
Nevada.................................................          3,471,160          2,169,475          1,301,685
New Hampshire..........................................          1,617,171          1,010,732            606,439
New Jersey.............................................         10,662,171          6,663,857          3,998,314
New Mexico.............................................          3,289,073          2,055,671          1,233,402
New York...............................................         22,855,217         14,284,511          8,570,706
North Carolina.........................................         11,091,396          6,932,122          4,159,274
North Dakota...........................................          2,984,613          1,865,383          1,119,230
Ohio...................................................         15,017,635          9,386,022          5,631,613
Oklahoma...............................................          3,912,797          2,445,498          1,467,299
Oregon.................................................          4,898,310          3,061,444          1,836,866
Pennsylvania...........................................         15,098,730          9,436,706          5,662,024
Puerto Rico............................................          4,645,634          2,903,521          1,742,113
Rhode Island...........................................          1,497,925            936,203            561,722
South Carolina.........................................          5,604,614          3,502,884          2,101,730
South Dakota...........................................          2,758,469          1,724,043          1,034,426
Tennessee..............................................          7,414,473          4,634,046          2,780,427
Texas..................................................         27,188,088         16,992,555         10,195,533
Utah...................................................          4,299,056          2,686,910          1,612,146
Vermont................................................          1,292,224            807,640            484,584
Virginia...............................................          8,813,824          5,508,640          3,305,184
Washington.............................................          8,230,745          5,144,216          3,086,529
West Virginia..........................................          3,157,340          1,973,337          1,184,003
Wisconsin..............................................          7,291,549          4,557,218          2,734,331
Wyoming................................................          2,140,154          1,337,596            802,558
    State Total........................................        395,034,690        246,896,681        148,138,009
Guam...................................................            185,297            115,811             69,486
Virgin Islands.........................................            780,013            487,508            292,505
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
Outlying Areas Total...................................            965,310            603,319            361,991
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    Signed: At Washington, DC, on this 13th day of March 2009.
Douglas F. Small,
Deputy Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. E9-6029 Filed 3-18-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-FN-P