ERIC Number: ED407033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Funding Patterns under the Proposed Workforce and Career Development Act of 1996--Revised Estimates. Working Paper Series, WPS-97-01.
McKinney, T. Harry; Davis, Dale A.
Federal workforce training legislation currently under consideration is designed to streamline existing federal education, employment, and job training programs and increase accountability. As such, it would repeal most of the legislation that created these programs and replace them with block grants for statewide workforce and career development systems. At the federal level, the bill requires collaborative program administration by the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Labor, while at the state level, governors would be required to submit comprehensive state plans to the Secretaries as a condition of eligibility for federal funds. The following five categories of educational activities are defined in the bill: employment and training; at-risk youth; vocational education; adult education and literacy; and flex account, comprised of activities from any of the four categories. While the bill does not specify amounts to be authorized, it does specify criteria and percentages of funds to be allotted to states, based on population characteristics, and to be apportioned by the states to each of the activity categories. With no information on the specific amounts that will be allocated, institutional planners must estimate the amount available for allotments in a given year and estimate the distribution of this amount among states based on population data. Sample tables showing 1994 population characteristics by state and estimated allotments based on an assumed $1 billion dollars available for allocation are included. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Flint.