ERIC Number: ED340538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Authorizing the Integration of Employment, Training and Related Services Provided by Indian Tribes. Report To Accompany S. 1530. Senate, 102d Congress, 1st Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
This report, submitted by Senator Inouye to the Select Committee on Indian Affairs, summarizes the background and major provisions of Senate Bill 1530, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior, in collaboration with the Secretaries of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor, to approve tribal plans for the integration, at the tribal level, of employment, training, and related services now funded through a variety of statutes. Grants reserved exclusively for Indian programs are currently available to tribal governments for job training services under the Job Training and Partnership Act; for adult and youth vocational education programs under the Carl Perkins Act; and for education, skills training, and work experience services for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children under the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills program of the Family Support Act. Senate Bill 1530 would allow tribal governments to consolidate paperwork associated with these various grants, coordinate closely related programs without objections from federal monitors, and pursue tribally determined goals consistent with the policy of self-determination. This report also discusses the use of training funds for job creation and economic development, the need for more timely information on Indian unemployment by state and tribe, and estimated annual costs of the act to the federal government. It is recomended that the bill be cited as the "Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1991." (SV)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs.