Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program Year (PY) 2013, 27651-27654 [2014-11045]

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 93 (Wednesday, May 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27651-27654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11045]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Notice on Reallotment of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I 
Formula Allotted Funds for Dislocated Worker Activities for Program 
Year (PY) 2013

AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Public Law 105-220, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), 
requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to conduct reallotment of 
dislocated worker formula allotted funds based on State financial 
reports submitted as of the end of the prior program year (PY). This 
notice publishes the dislocated worker PY 2013 funds for recapture by 
State and the amount to be reallotted to eligible States.

DATES: This notice is effective May 14, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amanda Ahlstrand, Administrator, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment 
and Training Administration, Room C-4526, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC. Telephone (202) 693-3052 (this is not a toll-free 
number) or fax (202) 693-3981.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the FY 2013 Appropriations Act, Congress 
appropriated WIA PY 2013 funds in two portions: (1) Funds available for 
obligation July 1, 2013 (i.e., PY 2013 ``base'' funds), and (2) funds 
available for obligation October 1, 2013 (i.e., FY 2014 ``advance'' 
funds). Together, these two portions make up the complete PY 2013 WIA 
allotment. TEGL 25-12 announced WIA allotments based on this 
appropriation and alerted states to the recapture and reallotment of 
funds' provisions, as required under WIA Section 132(c). This section 
of WIA requires the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to conduct 
reallotment of excess unobligated WIA Adult, Youth, and Dislocated 
Worker formula funds based on state financial reports submitted at the 
end of the prior program year (i.e., PY 2012).
    WIA regulations at 20 CFR 667.150 describe the procedures the 
Secretary uses for recapture and reallotment of funds. We will not 
recapture any PY 2013 funds for Adult and Youth programs because there 
are no cases where PY 2012 unobligated funds exceed the statutory 
requirements of 20 percent of state allotted funds. For the Dislocated 
Worker program, however, one state had unobligated PY 2012 funds in 
excess of 20 percent. Therefore, ETA will recapture a total of $56,422 
from PY 2013 funding from this one state and reallot those funds to the 
remaining eligible states, as required by WIA Section 132(c).
    ETA will issue Notices of Obligation and Deobligation for the 
states to reflect the recapture and reallotment of these funds. The 
adjustment of funds will be made to the FY 2014 advance portion of the 
PY 2013 allotments, which ETA issued in October 2013. The attached 
tables display the net changes to PY 2013 formula allotments and a 
description of the reallotment methodology.
    Neither WIA statutory language, nor WIA regulatory language 
provides specific requirements by which states must distribute 
recaptured funds among states and local areas, so states have 
flexibility to determine the methodology used.
    For any state subject to recapture of funds, WIA Section 132(c)(5) 
requires the Governor to prescribe equitable procedures for reacquiring 
funds from the state and local areas.
    As mentioned, the recapture/reallotment will apply to the FY 2014 
advance portion of the PY 2013 allotment. Therefore, for reporting 
purposes, states should reflect the recapture/reallotment amount 
(decrease or increase) in the ``Total Federal Funds Authorized'' line 
of any affected FY 2014 WIA 9130 Financial Status Reports (State 
Dislocated Worker Activities, Statewide Rapid Response, Local 
Dislocated Worker Activities) in a manner consistent with the method of 
distribution of these amounts to state and local areas used by the 
state. The state should include an explanation of the adjustment in the 
remarks section of the adjusted reports.

I. Attachment A

      Attachment A--U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIA Dislocated Worker Activities PY 2013 Reallotment to States
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                                                 Excess       Eligible states'
                                             unobligated PY       PY 2012 *          PY 2013                            Recapture/
                                            2012 funds to be     dislocated        reallotment      Total PY 2013      reallotment      Revised total PY
                                              recaptured in        worker          amount for        allotments      adjustment to PY   2013 allotments
                                                 PY 2013         allotments      eligible states                     2013  allotments
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Alabama...................................                 0        15,470,929               868        12,455,814               868         12,456,682
Alaska....................................                 0         1,617,454                91         1,702,318                91          1,702,409
Arizona **................................                 0        21,501,357             1,206        18,333,183             1,206         18,334,389
Arkansas..................................                 0         7,022,636               394         6,881,074               394          6,881,468
California................................                 0       167,290,806             9,386       162,982,853             9,386        162,992,239
Colorado..................................                 0        16,139,023               906        15,672,487               906         15,673,393
Connecticut...............................                 0        12,426,602               697        11,913,095               697         11,913,792
Delaware..................................                 0         2,364,307               133         2,136,390               133          2,136,523
District of Columbia......................            56,422                 0                 0         2,733,764           (56,422)         2,677,342
Florida...................................                 0        77,493,519             4,348        67,109,375             4,348         67,113,723
Georgia...................................                 0        36,621,852             2,055        33,902,103             2,055         33,904,158
Hawaii....................................                 0         2,544,269               143         2,658,487               143          2,658,630

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Idaho.....................................                 0         4,848,932               272         4,113,487               272          4,113,759
Illinois..................................                 0        45,178,269             2,535        47,415,147             2,535         47,417,682
Indiana...................................                 0        19,765,678             1,109        19,210,950             1,109         19,212,059
Iowa......................................                 0         5,396,616               303         4,479,610               303          4,479,913
Kansas....................................                 0         6,269,506               352         5,244,331               352          5,244,683
Kentucky..................................                 0        14,427,521               809        12,670,474               809         12,671,283
Louisiana.................................                 0        10,053,591               564        10,343,401               564         10,343,965
Maine.....................................                 0         3,412,078               191         3,558,306               191          3,558,497
Maryland..................................                 0        13,447,267               754        14,160,334               754         14,161,088
Massachusetts.............................                 0        18,124,524             1,017        14,686,948             1,017         14,687,965
Michigan..................................                 0        37,953,582             2,129        31,831,964             2,129         31,834,093
Minnesota.................................                 0        12,017,269               674         9,577,081               674          9,577,755
Mississippi...............................                 0        10,347,906               581         9,722,013               581          9,722,594
Missouri..................................                 0        19,340,590             1,085        14,872,573             1,085         14,873,658
Montana...................................                 0         2,228,587               125         1,820,084               125          1,820,209
Nebraska..................................                 0         1,769,179                99         1,779,828                99          1,779,927
Nevada....................................                 0        14,405,631               808        13,990,600               808         13,991,408
New Hampshire.............................                 0         2,024,043               114         2,192,012               114          2,192,126
New Jersey................................                 0        30,893,743             1,733        34,280,662             1,733         34,282,395
New Mexico **.............................                 0         4,691,957               263         4,387,085               263          4,387,348
New York..................................                 0        53,044,468             2,976        64,292,997             2,976         64,295,973
North Carolina............................                 0        33,777,825             1,895        36,354,385             1,895         36,356,280
North Dakota..............................                 0           491,619                28           466,156                28            466,184
Ohio......................................                 0        37,413,569             2,099        29,848,097             2,099         29,850,196
Oklahoma..................................                 0         5,818,631               326         5,230,860               326          5,231,186
Oregon....................................                 0        14,180,338               796        12,544,754               796         12,545,550
Pennsylvania..............................                 0        33,631,354             1,887        35,257,512             1,887         35,259,399
Puerto Rico...............................                 0        13,793,419               774        13,657,789               774         13,658,563
Rhode Island..............................                 0         4,729,729               265         5,071,296               265          5,071,561
South Carolina............................                 0        17,249,177               968        15,453,121               968         15,454,089
South Dakota..............................                 0           914,670                51           717,751                51            717,802
Tennessee.................................                 0        21,003,845             1,178        18,116,992             1,178         18,118,170
Texas.....................................                 0        65,049,307             3,650        58,272,349             3,650         58,275,999
Utah **...................................                 0         6,236,709               350         4,299,449               350          4,299,799
Vermont...................................                 0         1,060,432                59           864,140                59            864,199
Virginia..................................                 0        16,431,137               922        15,640,645               922         15,641,567
Washington................................                 0        22,717,337             1,275        21,476,440             1,275         21,477,715
West Virginia.............................                 0         4,805,853               270         3,992,664               270          3,992,934
Wisconsin.................................                 0        15,287,864               858        14,349,020               858         14,349,878
Wyoming...................................                 0           909,452                51           867,129                51            867,180
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    STATE TOTAL...........................           $56,422    $1,005,635,958           $56,422      $955,591,379                $0       $955,591,379
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* PY 2012 allotment amounts include prior year recapture/reallotment amounts and are used to determine the reallotment amount eligible states receive of
  the recaptured amount.
** Includes Navajo Nation.
1/7/2014.

II. Attachment B

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             Attachment B--U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIA Dislocated Worker Activities PY 2013 Revised Allotments With Reallotment--PY/FY Split
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                                                                  Total allotment                                Available 7/1/13                                Available 10/1/13
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                                                                    Recapture/                                      Recapture/                                      Recapture/
                                                     Original       reallotment       Revised        Original       reallotment       Revised        Original       reallotment       Revised
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Alabama.........................................      12,455,814             868      12,456,682       1,156,963  ..............       1,156,963      11,298,851             868      11,299,719
Alaska..........................................       1,702,318              91       1,702,409         177,118  ..............         177,118       1,525,200              91       1,525,291
Arizona*........................................      18,333,183           1,206      18,334,389       1,751,421  ..............       1,751,421      16,581,762           1,206      16,582,968
Arkansas........................................       6,881,074             394       6,881,468         697,414  ..............         697,414       6,183,660             394       6,184,054
California......................................     162,982,853           9,386     162,992,239      16,482,232  ..............      16,482,232     146,500,621           9,386     146,510,007
Colorado........................................      15,672,487             906      15,673,393       1,582,932  ..............       1,582,932      14,089,555             906      14,090,461
Connecticut.....................................      11,913,095             697      11,913,792       1,197,161  ..............       1,197,161      10,715,934             697      10,716,631
Delaware........................................       2,136,390             133       2,136,523         209,496  ..............         209,496       1,926,894             133       1,927,027
District of Columbia............................       2,733,764        (56,422)       2,677,342         284,922  ..............         284,922       2,448,842        (56,422)       2,392,420
Florida.........................................      67,109,375           4,348      67,113,723       6,457,526  ..............       6,457,526      60,651,849           4,348      60,656,197
Georgia.........................................      33,902,103           2,055      33,904,158       3,358,754  ..............       3,358,754      30,543,349           2,055      30,545,404
Hawaii..........................................       2,658,487             143       2,658,630         275,901  ..............         275,901       2,382,586             143       2,382,729
Idaho...........................................       4,113,487             272       4,113,759         392,031  ..............         392,031       3,721,456             272       3,721,728
Illinois........................................      47,415,147           2,535      47,417,682       4,928,468  ..............       4,928,468      42,486,679           2,535      42,489,214
Indiana.........................................      19,210,950           1,109      19,212,059       1,940,989  ..............       1,940,989      17,269,961           1,109      17,271,070
Iowa............................................       4,479,610             303       4,479,913         422,490  ..............         422,490       4,057,120             303       4,057,423
Kansas..........................................       5,244,331             352       5,244,683         496,459  ..............         496,459       4,747,872             352       4,748,224
Kentucky........................................      12,670,474             809      12,671,283       1,226,982  ..............       1,226,982      11,443,492             809      11,444,301
Louisiana.......................................      10,343,401             564      10,343,965       1,067,541  ..............       1,067,541       9,275,860             564       9,276,424
Maine...........................................       3,558,306             191       3,558,497         369,032  ..............         369,032       3,189,274             191       3,189,465
Maryland........................................      14,160,334             754      14,161,088       1,473,584  ..............       1,473,584      12,686,750             754      12,687,504
Massachusetts...................................      14,686,948           1,017      14,687,965       1,368,705  ..............       1,368,705      13,318,243           1,017      13,319,260
Michigan........................................      31,831,964           2,129      31,834,093       3,017,299  ..............       3,017,299      28,814,665           2,129      28,816,794
Minnesota.......................................       9,577,081             674       9,577,755         884,911  ..............         884,911       8,692,170             674       8,692,844
Mississippi.....................................       9,722,013             581       9,722,594         969,070  ..............         969,070       8,752,943             581       8,753,524
Missouri........................................      14,872,573           1,085      14,873,658       1,348,265  ..............       1,348,265      13,524,308           1,085      13,525,393
Montana.........................................       1,820,084             125       1,820,209         170,284  ..............         170,284       1,649,800             125       1,649,925
Nebraska........................................       1,779,828              99       1,779,927         182,198  ..............         182,198       1,597,630              99       1,597,729
Nevada..........................................      13,990,600             808      13,991,408       1,413,120  ..............       1,413,120      12,577,480             808      12,578,288
New Hampshire...................................       2,192,012             114       2,192,126         230,313  ..............         230,313       1,961,699             114       1,961,813
New Jersey......................................      34,280,662           1,733      34,282,395       3,630,874  ..............       3,630,874      30,649,788           1,733      30,651,521
New Mexico *....................................       4,387,085             263       4,387,348         436,439  ..............         436,439       3,950,646             263       3,950,909
New York........................................      64,292,997           2,976      64,295,973       6,996,846  ..............       6,996,846      57,296,151           2,976      57,299,127
North Carolina..................................      36,354,385           1,895      36,356,280       3,811,703  ..............       3,811,703      32,542,682           1,895      32,544,577
North Dakota....................................         466,156              28         466,184          46,639  ..............          46,639         419,517              28         419,545
Ohio............................................      29,848,097           2,099      29,850,196       2,759,456  ..............       2,759,456      27,088,641           2,099      27,090,740
Oklahoma........................................       5,230,860             326       5,231,186         511,808  ..............         511,808       4,719,052             326       4,719,378
Oregon..........................................      12,544,754             796      12,545,550       1,218,785  ..............       1,218,785      11,325,969             796      11,326,765
Pennsylvania....................................      35,257,512           1,887      35,259,399       3,663,344  ..............       3,663,344      31,594,168           1,887      31,596,055
Puerto Rico.....................................      13,657,789             774      13,658,563       1,389,808  ..............       1,389,808      12,267,981             774      12,268,755
Rhode Island....................................       5,071,296             265       5,071,561         531,035  ..............         531,035       4,540,261             265       4,540,526
South Carolina..................................      15,453,121             968      15,454,089       1,509,711  ..............       1,509,711      13,943,410             968      13,944,378
South Dakota....................................         717,751              51         717,802          65,783  ..............          65,783         651,968              51         652,019
Tennessee.......................................      18,116,992           1,178      18,118,170       1,740,095  ..............       1,740,095      16,376,897           1,178      16,378,075
Texas...........................................      58,272,349           3,650      58,275,999       5,692,801  ..............       5,692,801      52,579,548           3,650      52,583,198
Utah*...........................................       4,299,449             350       4,299,799         365,082  ..............         365,082       3,934,367             350       3,934,717
Vermont.........................................         864,140              59         864,199          80,759  ..............          80,759         783,381              59         783,440
Virginia........................................      15,640,645             922      15,641,567       1,567,306  ..............       1,567,306      14,073,339             922      14,074,261
Washington......................................      21,476,440           1,275      21,477,715       2,146,144  ..............       2,146,144      19,330,296           1,275      19,331,571
West Virginia...................................       3,992,664             270       3,992,934         376,719  ..............         376,719       3,615,945             270       3,616,215
Wisconsin.......................................      14,349,020             858      14,349,878       1,429,710  ..............       1,429,710      12,919,310             858      12,920,168
Wyoming.........................................         867,129              51         867,180          86,951  ..............          86,951         780,178              51         780,229
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    STATE TOTAL.................................     955,591,379               0     955,591,379      95,591,379  ..............      95,591,379     860,000,000               0     860,000,000
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III. Attachment C

Dislocated Worker State Formula PY 2013 Reallotment Methodology

    Reallotment Summary: This year the Employment and Training 
Administration (ETA) analyzed State Workforce Investment Act (WIA) 
Dislocated Worker 9130 financial reports from the June 30, 2013 
reporting period for PY 2012, to determine if any state had unobligated 
funds in excess of 20 percent of their PY 2012 allotment amount. If so, 
ETA will recapture that amount from PY 2013 funds and reallot the 
recaptured funds among eligible states.

 Source Data: State WIA 9130 financial status reports
 Programs:
    State Dislocated Worker
    State Rapid Response
    Local Dislocated Worker (includes local administration)
 Period: June 30, 2013
 Years covered: PY 2012 and FY 2013

    Reallotment Calculation Process:
    1. Determine each state's unobligated balance: ETA computes the 
state's total amount of PY 2012 state obligations (including FY 2013 
funds) for the DW program. State obligations are the sum of DW 
statewide activities obligations, Rapid Response obligations, and 100 
percent of what the state authorizes for DW local activities. To 
determine the unobligated balance for the DW program, ETA subtracts the 
total DW obligations amount from the state's total 2012 DW allotment 
(adjusted for recapture/reallotment and statutory formula-based 
rescissions, if applicable). For this year's calculation, PY 2012 
allotments were adjusted for recapture/reallotment, but there was no 
applicable rescission. (Note: for this process, ETA adds DW allotted 
funds transferred to the Navajo Nation back to Arizona, New Mexico, and 
Utah local DW authorized amounts).
    2. Excluding state administrative costs: Section 667.150 of the 
regulations provides that the recapture calculations exclude the 
reserve for state administration which is part of the DW statewide 
activities. States do not report data on state administrative amounts 
authorized and obligated on WIA 9130 financial reports. In the 
preliminary calculation, to determine states potentially liable for 
recapture, ETA estimates the DW portion of the state administrative 
amount authorized by calculating the five percent maximum amount for 
state DW administrative costs using the DW state allotment amounts 
(excluding any recapture/reallotment that occurred). For the DW portion 
of the state administrative amount obligated, ETA treats 100 percent of 
the estimated authorized amount as obligated, although the estimate of 
state administration obligations is limited by reported statewide 
activities obligations overall.
    3. Follow-up with states potentially liable for recapture: ETA 
requests that those states potentially liable for recapture provide 
additional data on state administrative amounts which are not regularly 
reported on the PY 2012 and FY 2013 statewide activities reports. The 
additional information requested includes the amount of statewide 
activities funds the state authorized and obligated for state 
administration as of June 30, 2013. If a state provides actual state DW 
administrative costs, authorized and obligated, in the comments section 
of revised 9130 reports, this data replaces the estimates. Based on the 
requested additional actual data submitted by potentially liable states 
on revised reports, ETA reduces the DW total allotment for these states 
by the amount states indicate they authorized for state administrative 
costs. Likewise, ETA reduces the DW total obligations for these states 
by the portion obligated for state administration.
    4. Recapture calculation: States (including those adjusted by 
actual state administrative data) with unobligated balances exceeding 
20 percent of the combined PY 2012/FY 2013 DW allotment amount 
(adjusted for recapture/reallotment in PY 2012) will have their PY 2013 
DW funding (from the FY 2014 portion) reduced (recaptured) by the 
amount of the excess.
    5. Reallotment calculation: Finally, states with unobligated 
balances which do not exceed 20 percent (eligible states) will receive 
a share of the total recaptured amount (based on their share of the 
total PY 2012/FY 2013 DW allotments of eligible states) in their PY 
2013 DW funding (the FY 2014 portion).

Portia Wu,
Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-11045 Filed 5-13-14; 8:45 am]
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