Jobs 2000 ALERT!
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.
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
1, 1999 Local Plan must be
available for 30-day public comment period no
1, 2000 Local Plan must be
submitted to the Governor for 90-day review
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).
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).
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