American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for the Health Care Sector and Other High Growth and Emerging Industries
The Department of Labor (DOL, or the Department) announces the availability of approximately $220 million in grant funds authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) for projects that provide training and placement services to help workers pursue careers within the industries described in the Background section, Part B of this SGA. The purpose of the high growth and emerging industries grants funded through this SGA is to teach workers the necessary skills for, and help them pursue careers in, health care and other high growth and emerging industry sectors. Eligible applicants include public entities and private nonprofit organizations. Additional specific eligibility guidance is included in Section III.A, ``Eligible Applicants and Required Partnerships.'' ETA intends to fund 45-65 grants ranging from approximately $2 to $5 million.
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Amendment One; Pathways Out of Poverty
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on June 24, 2009, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for Pathways Out of Poverty to be awarded through a competitive process. This amendment to the SGA clarifies items related to: (1) The grant
Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA); Amendment One; State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants
The Employment and Training Administration published a document in the Federal Register on June 24, 2009, announcing the availability of funds and solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for State Labor Market Information Improvement Grants to be awarded through a competitive process. This amendment to the SGA clarifies items related to: (1) Strategies and Approaches (Section I.B.3.ii); (2) Evaluation Criteria, Deliverables (Section V.A.4.iii); (3) the number of applications from a Single State (Section III.A); and (4) Section B on Green Industries and Occupations (Supplementary Information). The changes in items 1 and 2 below were made in order to make the terminology for certificates or degrees match existing ETA definitions. The changes in items 3 and 4 below are to provide further clarification on number of applications per Single State and targeted industries. The document is hereby amended.
Notice of Renewal of the Native American Employment and Training Council (NAETC) Charter
Notice is hereby given of the renewal of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Section 166 Indian and Native American program Charter that is necessary and in the public interest. Accordingly, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Employment and Training Administration has renewed the NAETC Charter for two years and has made changes to the terms of members.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Information Collection Request for the Evaluation of the Access Point Initiative
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 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 (ETA) is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data about the Access Point Initiative.