ERIC Number: ED365815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Study of the JTPA Eight Percent Education Coordination and Grants Set-Aside and the Three Percent Set-Aside Training Program for Older Individuals.
Alegria, Fernando L., Jr.; Figueroa, Jose R.
Between October and December 1985, a national survey gathered information from 37 states on the 3 percent and 8 percent set-aside programs. Approximately three-fourths of the responding states administered the 3 percent program for older individuals through the same state employment and training unit responsible for the basic Title II-A program; the same proportion of states involved local service delivery areas (SDAs) and private industry councils (PICs) in policy formulation; and State Units on Aging played a significant role in policy formulation. The use of Request for Proposals (RFPs) decreased and then increased; the use of some form of needs-based substate allocation formula remained steady. The population served under the older workers program was different from that served under the JTPA Title II-A. Over one-half the 3 percent program terminees participated in job search assistance; three-fifths received preemployment services. State education units, State Job Training Coordinating Councils and PICs played important roles in formulating policies affecting the 8 percent set-aside program. States were fairly evenly divided in use of formulas, RFPs, and other strategies to distribute 8 percent funds. Marked differences existed between the services provided under the 8 percent and Title II-A programs. States funded a large array of activities with the coordination portion of the 8 percent set-aside. (Appendixes include program descriptions.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Federal Programs, National Surveys, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Staff Development, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research and Analysis.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982