Employment and Training Administration January 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection Request of the ETA-9016, on Alien Claims Activity Report; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-1741
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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 (PRA95) [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. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/ombcn/ ombcontrolnumber.cfm.
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Indian and Native American Employment and Training Program SGA
Document Number: E8-1372
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on January 4, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for the Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians under section 166 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for Program Years (PY) 2008 and 2009. This notice is a second amendment to the SGA and it amends ``Announcement Type'' to correct the Funding Opportunity Number.
Development, Grand Rapids, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-1288
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Magna Donnelly Engineered Glass, Holland, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-1287
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Dielink International, Grand Rapids, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-1286
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Weyerhaeuser Longview Lumber, Longview, WA; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-1280
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for High Growth Job Training Initiative Grants for the Energy Industry and Construction and Skilled Trades in the Energy Industry
Document Number: E8-1061
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Under the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI), DOL/ETA, announces the availability of approximately $10 million in grant funds for high-impact regional approaches to meet the workforce challenges of the energy industry and/or address the shortage of construction and skilled trade workers needed to maintain and expand the energy industry infrastructure. The President's HGJTI is a strategic effort to prepare workers for new and increasing job opportunities in high-growth, high-demand, and economically vital industries and sectors of the American economy. Through the initiative, ETA identifies high-growth, high-demand industries, evaluates the skill needs of those industries, and funds local and national partnership-based demonstration projects that: (a) Address industry-specific workforce challenges within the context of regional talent and economic development strategies; and (b) prepare workers for good jobs with career pathways in these rapidly expanding or transforming industries. ETA will broadly disseminate the products, models, and effective approaches that result from HGJTI investments to employers, education and training providers, and the workforce system, building their capacity to respond to employers' workforce needs in high-growth, high-demand industries that are a part of regional economies. Grant funds awarded under this Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) should be used to implement and replicate high-impact, industry- driven training solutions that address identified workforce challenges in the energy industry or in the construction and skilled trade occupations that support the energy industry. Each solution must take place in the context of a regional talent development strategy designed to contribute to a strong regional economy. The solutions must be developed and implemented by a strategic regional partnership, which includes leaders from the workforce investment system, business and industry, and the education and training community, as well as other public and private sector partners that bring critical assets to the joint venture. Proposed solutions should take full advantage of existing workforce development models, promising practices, and tools. Solutions must implement an existing promising solution, model, or approach and take it to scale in the region, or adapt a solution that has been demonstrated to have positive impact on the identified workforce development challenges in another region. Applicants may be public, private for-profit, or private non-profit organizations. It is anticipated that average individual awards will fall within the range of $500,000 to $1 million. Addresses: Mailed applications must be addressed to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Division of Federal Assistance, Attention: Ariam Ferro, Grants Management Specialist, Reference SGA/DFA PY-07-07, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N4716, Washington, DC 20210. Applicants may alternatively apply online through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) and further information about applying online can be found in Part IV (3) of this solicitation. Telefacsimile (FAX) applications will not be accepted. Applicants are advised that U.S. Postal Service mail delivery in the Washington area may be delayed due to mail decontamination procedures. Hand delivered proposals will be received at the above address. Supplementary Information: This solicitation consists of eight parts: Part I provides the funding opportunity description: It contains background information on the HGJTI and workforce challenges facing the energy sector, including the shortage of construction and skilled trade workers; describes ETA's approach to talent development in the context of regional economies; and provides a description of the critical elements for this solicitation. Part II describes the award amount and performance period of the award. Part III describes eligible applicants and other grant specifications. Part IV provides information on the application and submission process and various funding restrictions. Part V describes the criteria against which applications will be reviewed and explains the proposal review and selection process. Part VI provides award administration information. Part VII contains ETA agency contact information. Part VIII lists additional resources of interest to applicants and other information.
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Indian and Native American Employment and Training Program SGA
Document Number: E8-662
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-17
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on January 4, 2008, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for the Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians under section 166 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for Program Years (PY) 2008 and 2009. This notice is an amendment to the SGA and it amends ``Announcement Type'' and the ``Application and Submission'' Information section to correct the Funding Opportunity Number.
Agilent Technologies, Inc., Liberty Lake, WA; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E8-591
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Agrium U.S., Inc., Kenai Nitrogen Operation, Kenai, AK; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E8-590
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Carson's Furniture, Archdale, NC; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-584
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Newburgh Hardwood Co., Inc.
Document Number: E8-593
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative
Document Number: E8-473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-15
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $10 million in grant funds for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Opportunities in the Workforce System Initiative (STEM Initiative). These grants will be awarded through a two-phased competitive process to primarily expand and align current and new STEM workforce education and training strategies, activities, and resources in One Stop Career Centers to promote, attract, and prepare disadvantaged youth and dislocated workers for STEM careers, while simultaneously enhancing the competitive position of local and regional employers. Grants will be awarded to a select number of individual workforce investment boards (WIBs), representing a regional consortium of WIBs. A WIB must submit an application on behalf of a specific, defined multi- county economic region comprised of various workforce investment areas that make up the consortium. Joint applications for regions that cross state lines will be accepted. Applications for multi-state regions must be from an individual WIB that will have responsibility for administering the project. This solicitation contains an exception if the defined region is a rural area or a portion of a state whereby only one WIB exists. In awarding STEM Initiative grants, every effort will be made to fairly distribute grants across rural and urban areas and across the different geographic regions of the United States. It is anticipated that the number of awards will range from five to seven, with the average award ranging from $1.5 million to $2 million. This solicitation provides background information and describes the application submission requirements, outlines the process that eligible entities must use to apply for funds covered by this solicitation, and details how grantees will be selected.
Electric Mobility Corporation, Sewell, NJ; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration
Document Number: E8-259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
J.H.L. Fashion Inc., New York, NY; Notice of Termination of Investigation
Document Number: E8-256
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-10
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Proposed Collection for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-119
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-09
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
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 (PRA95) [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. Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the consolidated Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/ OMBControlNumber.cfm.
Indian and Native American Employment and Training Programs; Solicitation for Grant Applications and Announcement of Competition Waivers for Program Years 2008 and 2009
Document Number: E7-25608
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-04
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The United States (U.S.) Department of Labor (DOL or the Department), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of competitive grant funds to provide employment and training services to Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians under Section 166 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for Program Years (PY) 2008 and 2009 (July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010). Competition for section 166 grants is conducted every two years, except that the Secretary may waive the requirement for such competition for current grantees that have performed satisfactorily. Through this Notice, the Department announces that the Secretary has waived competition for this solicitation for grantees that have performed satisfactorily under their current grant. See Attachment A for a list of grantees receiving waivers. Grantees that receive waivers from competition only need to submit a cover letter, signed by an authorized signatory, and a Standard Form (SF) 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Version 02). These documents will serve as the grantee's ``Notice of Intent'' (NOI) to continue providing WIA Sec. 166 services. The Secretary has also waived competition for this solicitation for those grantees operating a WIA Sec. 166 training and employment program as part of a Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project, which allows Federally-recognized tribes, or entities serving Federally- recognized tribes, to consolidate formula-funded employment, training, and related dollars under a single service plan administered by the Department of the Interior (DOI). See Attachment B for a list of Public Law 102-477 grantees. Grantees operating a WIA Sec. 166 grant as part of a Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project only need to submit a cover letter, signed by an authorized signatory, and a Standard Form (SF) 424 Application for Federal Assistance (Version 02). These documents will serve as the Public Law 102-477 grantee's NOI to continue providing WIA Sec. 166 services. Competition for funding under this solicitation is limited to the geographic areas listed in Attachment C of this SGA. Any eligible entity, including new applicants and current grant recipients, may apply for funding to serve these areas. Current grantees serving these geographic areas are subject to competition and must submit a grant application as specified in Part IV (B) in order to compete for their existing service area. Important: Organizations seeking WIA Sec. 166 funding for this period must comply with the provisions of this SGA. Late applications from current grantees or new applicants will not be considered for those geographic service areas that are in competition (as listed in Attachment C). A list of current grantees and the geographic areas they serve can be found at: http://www.doleta.gov/dinap/cfml/CensusData.cfm.
Publication of the Five-Year Research, Demonstration, and Evaluation Strategic Plan for 2007-2012
Document Number: E7-25563
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Notice is hereby given of the publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration's (USDOL/ ETA) Five-Year Research, Demonstration, and Evaluation Strategic Plan for 2007-2012, hereafter referred to as ``Strategic Plan''. The Strategic Plan is required under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, Section 171. The attached Strategic Plan identifies the potential demonstration and pilot, multi-service, multi-state, research and evaluation efforts that will most assist ETA in carrying out workforce development programs under WIA.