Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) Under the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) Technology-Based Learning (TBL) Initiative
ETA announces the availability of approximately $10 million in grant funds under the TBL Initiative to be awarded through a competitive process. The purpose of the Initiative is to expand access to training resulting in an increased number of workers trained, particularly in high-growth, high-demand occupations, and to meet the needs of industry for skilled employees. This SGA is designed to expand the vital role of TBL in helping workers quickly acquire the training and skills they need to be successful in today's global economy, and thereby increase the nation's economic competitiveness and growth. Desired outcomes include an increased amount of workforce training available online and/or enhanced with TBL, and an increased number of people trained in high-growth jobs through the use of TBL methods. Funds will be awarded to public, private for-profit, and private non-profit organizations, including educational institutions and registered apprenticeship sponsors. Partnership with the publicly- funded workforce investment system is required. 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.
Proposed Information Collection Request of the ETA 581, Contribution Operations Report; Extension Without Change
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 collection 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 addressee section of this notice or by accessing: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/ OMBControlNumber.cfm.
Workforce Investment Act; Lower Living Standard Income Level; Correction
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on April 25, 2008, concerning the 2008 Lower Living Standard Income Levels. The following are corrections to Tables 4 and 5.
Levi Strauss & Co, San Antonio Finishing Plant, San Antonio, TX; Levi Strauss & Co, San Benito Manufacturing Plant, San Benito, TX; Notice of Determination Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance; Correction
The Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on July 22, 2002, titled Notice of Determinations Regarding Eligibility to Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance. The Department is issuing a restructured paragraph for clarification purposes.
Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Alaska
This notice announces a change in the benefit period eligibility under the EB Program for Alaska. The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State's EB status: May 18, 2008, Alaska triggered ``on'' EB. Alaska's 3-month total unemployment rate rose above the 6.5 percent threshold and equaled 110 percent of the corresponding rate in the prior year. This causes the state to be triggered ``on'' to an EB period beginning June 1, 2008.
Publication of Unemployment Insurance Program Letters (UIPLs): UIPL 09-08-Immediate Deposit and Withdrawal Standards-Intercept of Refunds of Erroneous Employer Contributions; and UIPL 14-08-Treatment of Fees Collected by State Child Support Agencies
The Employment and Training Administration interprets Federal law requirements pertaining to unemployment compensation (UC). These interpretations are issued in Unemployment Insurance Program Letters (UIPLs) to the State Workforce Agencies. The UIPLs described below are published in the Federal Register in order to inform the public.