Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System, (OMB Control No. 1205-0513) Extension With Revisions
The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the revision to the information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Youthful Offender Grants Management Information System, (OMB Control No. 1205- 0513).'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
Program Reporting and Performance Standards System for Indian and Native American Programs Under Title I, Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Extension With Revision; OMB Control No. 1205-0422
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. This notice utilizes standard clearance procedures in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR 1320.12.
Program Year (PY) 2016 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2016 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2016 Workforce Information Grants
This notice announces allotments for PY 2016 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adults and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner- Peyser Act for PY 2016 and Workforce Information Grants allotments for PY 2016. WIOA allotments for States and the State final allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. WIOA requires allotments for the outlying areas to be competitively based rather than based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) as occurred under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). For PY 2016, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 waives the competition requirement, and the Secretary is using the discretionary formula rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2016 funds for the outlying areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands) that was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 8236 (Feb. 17, 2000). WIOA specifically included the Republic of Palau as an outlying area, except during any period for which the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education determine that a Compact of Free Association is in effect and contains provisions for training and education assistance prohibiting the assistance provided under WIOA; no such determinations prohibiting assistance have been made. The formula that the Department of Labor (Department) used for PY 2016 is the same formula used in PY 2015 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.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for: Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, announces the availability of approximately $5,000,000 in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 169 for the Pathways to Justice Careers (PJC) program designed to support access and entry into career pathways for at-risk and court-involved youth ages 16-21. This program supports at-risk and court-involved youth that are still in school (``eligible youth'') by providing: (1) Exposure to the world of work in the career fields of justice and emergency services, (2) mentoring to encourage participants to complete a high school diploma or equivalency, and (3) supportive services that engage participants and deter them from engaging or re-engaging with the criminal justice system. The Department plans to award approximately 5 grants of up to $1,000,000 each. These grants will combine case management, mentoring, career exploration, and exposure to the world of work models in the field of justice and emergency services for in-school youth ages 16 to 21, that are eligible to graduate within 2 years and are at risk of dropping out of school or at risk of entanglement in the criminal justice system, or both; the eligible youth must be enrolled in a public secondary school or alternative secondary school. This grant provides these in-school youth the opportunity to work with and be mentored by professionals currently working in justice and emergency services careers. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm or on http:// www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.
Notice of Availability of Funds and Funding Opportunity Announcement for Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Technical Assistance (TA) Grants
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, and the Office of Apprenticeship announces the availability of approximately $1,988,000.00 in grant funds authorized by the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) Act of 1992, Public Law 102-530, 29 U.S.C. 2501 et seq. Awards made under this announcement are subject to the availability of Federal funds. The Department plans to disburse Program Year (PY) 2015/16 WANTO grant funds to up to four (4) community-based organization (CBO) grantees with the ceiling amount of up to $650,000 to develop and operate innovative technical assistance projects to improve outreach, recruitment, hiring, training, employment, and retention of women including for, women of color and women with disabilities in apprenticeships and nontraditional occupations, as defined in Section VIII.A of the FOA. These awards will have a 24-month period of performance. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. The complete FOA and any subsequent FOA amendments in connection with this funding opportunity are described in further detail on ETA's Web site at https://www.doleta.gov/grants/find_grants.cfm_ or on http:/ /www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures, and other program requirements governing this funding opportunity.