ERIC Number: ED365814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of the Job Training Partnership Act Eight Percent Set-Aside.
Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
A national survey addressed 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.) In fall 1985, the survey was mailed to JTPA state education agency (SEA) personnel in each state. Thirty responded, and a telephone follow-up obtained responses from the others. The survey indicated that states interpret the law differently. Forty states administered the majority of the JTPA 8 percent set-aside to an SEA; 10 states administered the funds to a noneducational agency. States allocated the 80 percent by formula, Request for Proposal, or both. States identified the following as final institutional recipients of 8 percent funds: LEAs, service delivery areas, state agencies, prisons, community colleges, vocational institutions, business and industry, nonprofit agencies, junior colleges, and other public training agencies. Educational agencies' involvement in setting policies varied, with 6 states indicating strong involvement, 24 average, and 11 minimal or no involvement. Services provided through the set-aside funds ranged from administration and compliance monitoring to training programs and training related activities. Generally, the funds provided for services that would not be available otherwise. (An appendix includes each state's compiled responses to the 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 065 437.