5101:9-6-48 Career advancement account (CAA) demonstration allocations.

[This rule designated an internal management rule]

(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) has implemented plans for a demonstration of career advancement account allocations for employed and unemployed workers impacted by realignments and closures of companies, and who have limited access to other training programs. The CAA demonstration enables impacted workers to gain necessary skills to enter, navigate, and advance in viable new careers through training.

(B) The CAA demonstration allocations consist of one hundred per cent federal funds. The catalog of federal domestic assistance (CFDA) number assigned to these allocations is 17.260.

(C) Ohio is one of eight participating states and receives technical and fiscal assistance from the employment and training administration (ETA) of the U.S. department of labor (DOL). The local WIA area shall track and report grant fund expenditures using the JFS 01992 "Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Fund Certification Sheet" (rev. 4/2006).

(D) Total administration of the CAA grant is limited to five per cent or one hundred fifty thousand dollars of the three million dollar award. The remaining two million eight hundred fifty thousand dollars will be spent on CAA training accounts. ODJFS shall send two separate allocations to the local WIA area fiscal agent. One allocation is for the funds requested for program services and an additional allocation is for the administrative costs associated with this grant.

(E) Utilization of the CAA must adhere to the following:

(1) Eligible impacted workers may receive a two-year career advancement account total amount of six thousand dollars.

(2) All training providers must offer degrees, licenses, or industry recognized certificates.

(F) The definitions, requirements, and responsibilities contained in rule 5101:9-6-50 of the Administrative Code are applicable to these allocations.

Effective: 05/26/2009
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5101.02
Rule Amplifies: 5101.02
Prior Effective Dates: 7/06/07, 7/15/08