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MEMO: AP 01-18

Last Updated: June 25, 2018

 May 10, 2001

TO: WIB Directors; WIB Chairpersons; Grant Recipients

FROM: Lorna Joseph, Director of Program Support

SUBJECT: PY 99 JTPA Incentive Awards and Contract Package

America's Workforce Network

Background: AP 01-08 and Change 1 provided each area's final PY 99 performance standards model and actual performance levels.

As you may recall, we had provided areas with an opportunity to seek adjustments to the standards.  During this adjustment request period, the issue of whether the requirement that each area spend at least 85% of their IIA and IIC available funds was appropriate for PY 99 in light of several factors, including:

  1. each area's need to ensure adequate set-aside funds for closeout costs under JTPA;

  2. the need to expend previously provided incentive funds before the three-year period for expenditure had expired;

  3. the need to set aside JTPA funds for participants carried over from JTPA to WIA.

There were additional factors cited, but those appeared to be the major reasons for requesting an adjustment to that state requirement.

Policy: After considerable review and discussion with our federal partners, we have decided to waive the 85% requirements for the calculation of PY 99 incentives.  While we still strongly believe that the expenditure requirement is important, the unique issues surrounding the last year of JTPA were unknown when the original PY 98-99 incentive policy was developed.  Based upon these factors, we do not believe it is appropriate to penalize SDAs where the previously mentioned factors may have had a significant effect on their expenditure rates.  By waiving this requirement, it allows any area qualifying for first round funds to share equally any remaining funds in the second round.

Based upon that decision, we have resolved all outstanding issues around incentive award funding and can now issue those awards, along with the contract package necessary to incorporate these funds into WIA.  Attachment 1 is a copy of the contract package used to provide you with your PY 99 JTPA incentive awards.  Attachment 2 contains the incentive amounts awarded to each area.  Please note that all eight local areas received some portion of the incentive funds.  The reason for this is that the process called for us to do an early incentive award (before UI wage data was available) based on termination measures with 10% of the funds.  The remainder of the funds required each area to achieve (at a minimum) at least four of the six, final, core measures.

All areas should submit three originally signed copies of the contract package to:

Patricia Mayfield
Program Manager
Quality Program Review
Connecticut Department of Labor
200 Folly Brook Boulevard
Wethersfield, CT  06109

The contract start period cannot begin before 7/1/2000 and the end date shall not exceed 06/30/2002.  We request that these contract packages be submitted by June 12, 2001 so that processing of the contacts can be done in a timely manner.

If you have any questions on this issuance, please contact your area liaison.

Administrative Procedures Memos

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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