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ERIC Number: ED365815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Mar
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research and Analysis.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982