5101:9-31-67 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) rapid response baseline funding to implement the Ohio department of job and family services' (ODJFS) rapid response model.

(A) ODJFS has allocated the ARRA rapid response baseline funding to implement the ODJFS rapid response model. This award shall provide baseline funding for workforce investment local areas' efforts to implement the state's new rapid response model and to provide rapid response services. Additional ARRA rapid response funds may be awarded based on application and need. The catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) has recorded this funding under 17.260 (dislocated workers). Funding for incumbent worker training shall only be used for layoff aversion.

(B) Allocated funds provided must be expended in accordance with all applicable federal statutes, regulations, policies, and guidance, including those of the ARRA and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. Rapid response funding is a state-wide initiative.

(C) Baseline funding shall be used to offset the costs related to:

(1) The local rapid response coordinator (RRC) and team, if applicable;

(2) The backup designee;

(3) Outreach;

(4) Costs associated with building the local area rapid response team;

(5) Data system updates; or

(6) Any other allowable rapid response program activities.

(D) Once a local area has fully implemented the rapid response model, unused funds may be applied to other rapid response activities in accordance with regulations found in 20 C.F.R. sections 665.300 , 20 C.F.R. sections 665.310 , and 20 C.F.R. sections 665.320 .

(E) Rapid response administrative and baseline funds are not intended to duplicate the local dislocated worker formula-funded program. Rapid response funds shall be used for both services and random moment sample (RMS) activities.

(F) The reporting period for these funds is July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010 with a ninety day liquidation period and local areas must use the JFS 01992 "Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Fund Certification Sheet" (revised 4/2006) for fiscal reporting.

(G) The WIA local area shall maintain documentation in accordance with the records retention requirements in rule 5101:9-9-21 of the Administrative Code. This documentation may be subject to inspection, monitoring, and audit by the ODJFS office of fiscal and monitoring services(OFMS) and the Ohio auditor of state (AOS).

Effective: 04/25/2010
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02 , 6301.03
Rule Amplifies: 5101.02 , 6301.03