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Summer Jobs 2000 ALERT!

In order for your city to have a summer jobs program next year, your state's Workforce Investment Act (WIA) plan must be submitted by the Governor to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) by January 1, 2000 so that your city can access funds by April 1, 2000.

To begin using funds by April 1, 2000 for the summer jobs program, local WIA plans (including the youth plan) must be approved by the Governor. Mayors must have Workforce Investment Boards including the Youth Council in place in order to develop a youth plan. Mayors need to be aware of the following deadlines:

no later than

December 1, 1999

Local Plan must be available for 30-day public comment period

no later than

January 1, 2000

Local Plan must be submitted to the Governor for 90-day review

April 1, 2000

After 90-day period, Local Plan considered approved and early obligation of youth funds will be available to allow for adequate planning for summer youth activities (if the deadlines above have been met).

Summer 2000

Cities operate summer youth activities with WIA; funds (only if the three deadlines above are met). The only other option is to use unspent funds from the old Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).

Questions should be directed to your regional U.S. Department of Labor office. Contact Joan Crigger of the Conference staff at (202) 293-7330 for further information.

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