5101:9-31-66 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) national emergency grant (NEG) on-the-job training (OJT) allocation.

(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) has received a federal NEG to provide on-the-job training to dislocated workers statewide. NEG are discretionary funds issued by the department of labor (DOL) and the catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) has recorded this funding under 17.260 (dislocated workers).

(B) Each local area may request funds to pay for OJT for eligible participants at approved employer worksites. Using these funds, local areas will be able to initiate OJT contracts that encourage the hiring of prolonged unemployed dislocated workers.

(C) ODJFS will approve reimbursement to employers for the costs of training dislocated workers if employers commit to hire dislocated workers. ODJFS expects OJT services to improve employment levels, improve WIA performance measures, jump-start hiring by local businesses, and improve the economy by creating job opportunities.

(D) Local areas will submit a request to the ODJFS office of workforce development (OWD) to receive OWD approval of the OJT contract. Upon approval, local areas will receive an allocation to cover the cost of each OJT contract. Funds will be allocated first-come, first-served based on the submission of OJT NEG funding requests.

(E) The grant period is June 30, 2010 through June 30, 2012 and local areas must use the JFS 01992 "Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Quarterly Financial Statement" as cited in rule 5101:9-7-29 of the Administrative Code for reporting expenditures. The liquidation date is July 30, 2012.

(F) Allowable expenditures for the OJT NEG grant include OJT training costs and costs for other OWD approved activities.

(G) Non-allowable expenditures include the following:

(1) Food;

(2) Capital expenditures; and

(3) Foreign travel .

(H) Program participation eligibility is specifically defined in the office of workforce development (OWD) program policy.

(I) The 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: 02/11/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02 , 6301.03
Rule Amplifies: 5101.02 , 6301.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/3/11