ERIC Number: ED365813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
National Survey of the Job Training Partnership Act Eight Percent Set-Aside.
Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
An October 1987 national survey provided follow-up information to the April and November 1986 surveys to address Section 123 of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). (The section provides 80 percent of the 8 percent set-aside for services to eligible participants and 20 percent for administrative coordination and technical assistance.) The written response rate to a questionnaire sent to JTPA administrators in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) was over 90 percent (46 replies); nonrespondents were contacted by telephone. Findings showed that 39 states and the District of Columbia designated state education agencies (SEAs) to administer the Section 123 funds. In a majority (30), a single SEA had responsibility for services provided through the set-aside funds. In 25 states, the SEA(s) designated under Section 123 also administered the 20 percent funds. Most frequent replies to the question regarding how the state allocated the 80 percent of the 8 percent funds were allocation by formula, Request for Proposal (RFP), and a combination of formula and RFP. Across the states, the 20 percent funds were used most often for coordination activities, staff development, curriculum development, dissemination, and evaluation. In most states, these funds flowed to local K-12 school systems, postsecondary schools, service delivery areas, and community-based organizations. A large number of states noted that education's day-to-day role in JTPA activities is significant in providing services through educational entities. (Survey questions are listed in a prefaced table. The two-page report is followed by four data tables and an appendix that includes each state's responses to survey questions.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Federal Programs, Job Training, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Staff Development, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982
Note: Conducted for the Southeastern State Education Agencies JTPA Consortium. For a related document, see CE 065 438.