Grant: $29,944,089 - Department of Labor - Feb. 17, 2009
43% voted satisfied - 57% voted not satisfied - 7 vote(s) cast
Award Description: WIA Dislocated Worker, $13,193,657.00, CFDA 17.260; WIA Youth, $11,647,403.00, CFDA 17.259; WIA Adult, $5,103,029, CFDA 17.258. Eighty-five percent of funds were formula allocated to three local areas: Jefferson County WIA received $1,111,066 in Dislocated Worker, $518,056 in Youth and $237,666 in Adult. Mobile Works, Inc. received $483,713 in Dislocated Worker, $1,188,018.00 in Youth and $523,121.00 in Adult. The Alabama Workforce Investment Area 'AWIA (65 county balance of state area) received $9,619,830.00 in Dislocated Worker, $8,194,219.00 in Youth, and $3,576,788 in Adult funds. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is the fiscal agent for WIA state level and AWIA. AWIA subrecipients (2nd tier subrecipients) are identified in the document since they are in effect subrecipients of the 'prime organization. AWIA grantees will be noted with 'AWIA in front of the award number. ARRA funds have been used to train dislocated workers, economically disadvantaged adults and youth. One of the objectives of the ARRA is to get individuals retrained and back into the labor market. Another objective is to get the economy restarted by encouraging spending, and a summer youth employment and training program is one way to get money flowing into the economy. Therefore, one activity allowed under the Recovery Act is summer youth employment and training programs. Each of the three local areas operated individualized summer work experience programs with varying approaches of educational components. From June through September 2009, 3,753 eligible youth participated in the summer work experience at 1,131 public and non-profit worksites across the state. Adult funds are being used for On-the-job Training where up to 50 percent of a person’s salary (considered a training cost) for up to six (6) months can be reimbursed to an employer. There are also agreements with twenty private for profit employers for incumbent worker training to get current employees up to speed on the latest manufacturing techniques. Funds are also being used to pay tuition and book cost for dislocated workers, adult, and youth to attend a two-year college or other post-secondary institution to learn new skills in order to re-enter the workforce. Short-term training is also being provided to dislocated workers and adults to help them acquire the skills necessary to re-enter the workforce. Fund expenditures by fund source to date are: $730,135 Dislocated Worker 17.260; $6,335,411 Youth 17.259 and $1,243,859 Adult 17.258.
Project Description: The State and all three local areas are utilizing ARRA Adult-CFDA 17.258, Dislocated Worker-CFDA 17.260 and Youth-CFDA 17.259 funds to cover tuition and books for eligible individuals to attend post-secondary institutions. These scholarships cover the cost of training in duration of 12 months or less for occupations that are currently in high-demand in the participant’s area of residence. State level activities also include Incumbent Worker Training Programs. Twenty employers were approved for reimbursement of training cost for employees up to a maximum amount of $50,000 per employer. Through September 30, 2009, 174 dislocated workers were enrolled in the State’s stimulus funded ITA program with an average cost of $3,400 and 779 participants were enrolled in the Incumbent Worker Training with an average cost of $282.21. The AWIA issued a RFP for stand-alone Adult and Dislocated Worker programs. Twenty-one providers were approved for funding. Negotiations are complete and the awards are being developed with anticipated start dates of October 1, 2009. AWIA has 61 active OJT agreements and is serving 1,072 participants through ITA scholarships. Mobile Works, Inc. is partnering with a recently recruited business to facilitate the hiring of eligible Adult and Dislocated Workers through OJT training. Mobile Works has committed $100,000 in ARRA funding to move job seekers into the workforce as quickly as possible. Placement data shows that 100 individuals were hired by this company and are completing the training required for this program. Mobile Works is funding ITA scholarships for 241 individuals to receive training at the post-secondary level. Jefferson County has issued Request for Proposals to fund Adult and Dislocated Worker training to begin January 2010.
Infrastructure Description: No Infrastructure Activities are planned. Therefore, no funds will be expended from this grant.
Jobs Summary: AWIA - 12 Summer Youth Employment Program Monitors 2 Information Management Reporting Specialist 39 Summer Youth Employment Eligibility/Program Staff for Career Centers through the State *All positions are temporary placements to assist with the operation of the AWIA Summer Youth Employment Program – Hours charge equate to 24.01 FTEs JCWIA - 2.77 FTEs – Summer Youth Counselors/Job Coaches at Miles Colleges (2nd tier subrecipient of JCWIA) MWIA 1 Youth Manager 1 Monitor 2 Youth Counselors 1 Youth Payroll Clerk 1 Eligibility Specialist *All positions are temporary placements to assist with the operation of the MWIA Summer Youth Employment Program – hours charge equate to 2.79 FTEs. Summer Youth Participant Jobs : AWIA 541.74 FTE JCWIA 33.67 FTE MWIA 67.85FTE Youth Participants: Youth obtained temporary employment through the SYEP offered in three local areas. The SYEP worksites provided meaningful work experience in fields ranging from administrative, clerical, computer technology, geographical information systems, public works, janitorial, landscaping and forestry. Several youth participants obtained full-time employment with the worksite they were assigned. Others made career decisions based upon their experiences and are now continuing post-secondary education to develop skills to gain employment in the fields of study related to their work experience. Final statistics are for the Summer Youth Employment Program is under development at this time. Employers expressed great appreciation for the opportunity to provide youth with work opportunities through the SYEP. The employers unanimously agreed the youth filled voids in the workplace by being available to pick up duties in vital areas that had been neglected due to the economic conditions and their inability to hire staff. Adult/Dislocated Worker FTE Jobs: MWIA Stimulus Monitor .14 FTE Adult .14 FTE Dislocated Worker Eligibility Specialist .15 FTE Adult .09 FTE Dislocated Worker Job Developer .30 FTE Adult .09 FTE Dislocated Worker JCWIA - No jobs created/retained to date. State Level No jobs created to date: 2.94 FTEs Jobs retained (.73 FTE Adult, 2.21 FTE Youth) Jobs retained are calculated based on number of direct hours charged to ARRA by Workforce Development Division’s Administrative staff. (Total jobs reported: 677)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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|County of Jefferson||$237,666||BIRMINGHAM||AL|
|County of Jefferson||$518,056||BIRMINGHAM||AL|
|County of Jefferson||$1,111,066||BIRMINGHAM||AL|
|Mobile Works, Inc.||$523,121||MOBILE||AL|
|Mobile Works, Inc.||$1,188,018||MOBILE||AL|
|Mobile Works, Inc.||$483,713||MOBILE||AL|
|Alabama Dept of Postsecondary Education||$1,297,203||MONTGOMERY||AL|
|Alabama Dept of Postsecondary Education||$1,900,000||MONTGOMERY||AL|
|Alabama Dept of Postsecondary Education||$200,000||MONTGOMERY||AL|
|Alabama Dept of Postsecondary Education||$75,000||MONTGOMERY||AL|
|Alabama Dept of Postsecondary Education||$865,000||MONTGOMERY||AL|
|Alabama Dept of Postsecondary Education||$2,184,000||MONTGOMERY||AL|
|J F Ingram State Technical College||$106,701||WETUMPKA||AL|
|Advanced Federal Services Corporation||$50,000||MADISON||AL|
|Allegheny Technologies Incorporated||$49,642||PITTSBURGH||PA|
|FMI Products, LLC||$50,000||SANTA ANA||CA|
|Hoerbiger Automotive Comfort Systems, Inc.||$50,000||AUBURN||AL|
|J & A Finishing Company, Inc.||$50,000||HUNTSVILLE||AL|
|Kinney Industries, Inc.||$50,000||HUNTSVILLE||AL|
|Southeastern Anodizing Company Inc||$50,000||CLANTON||AL|