Texas Administrative Code Title 40

Social Services and Assistance: As effective August 6, 2010

Chapter 833

Subchapter A

§833.1: Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to contain initiatives designed to assist low-income families in obtaining and maintaining self-sufficiency.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §833.1 adopted to be effective January 8, 2001, 26 TexReg 242

Subchapter C

§833.31: Purpose and Intent

(a) Purpose. The purpose of the Texas Adult Technology Training Pilot Project is to meet the needs of employers for a skilled and trained workforce by implementing Texas Labor Code §301.0674, and by providing eligible trade affected displaced workers with an opportunity to improve technology skills.

(b) Intent. The Commission's intent is for those entities awarded funds under this pilot project to maximize the use of public and private funds to the fullest extent feasible, and to collaborate and coordinate service strategies with any and all available resources in the pilot area to assist eligible displaced workers to develop technology skills and attain economic self-sufficiency.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §833.31 adopted to be effective November 17, 2002, 27 TexReg 10617

§833.32: Program Design and Funding

(a) The design for the Texas Adult Technology Training Pilot Project consists of the issuance of a request for proposals from qualifying private, public, nonprofit or for-profit organizations for the administration of the pilot project for trade affected workers as defined in this subchapter. The pilot project shall be designed to meet the needs of employers for skilled workers by providing bilingual basic computer training designed to increase workers' access to: computer-assisted learning opportunities; job search opportunities, via the Internet, throughout their training; technology-oriented career training such as Office Technology Assistant; and the distance learning opportunities once they are employed to facilitate continuous learning and training to prepare for changes in the labor market. The pilot project continues through 2005 pursuant to Texas Labor Code §301.0674.

(b) The Commission may determine the amount of funds for use in the pilot project during the annual budget process or as funds may be identified for use on the pilot project.

(c) The Commission may designate the pilot area.

(1) The pilot area shall be a definable region of the state, such as a local workforce development area or county.

(2) The pilot area may be one or more of the following communities:

(A) an urban community;

(B) a rural community; or

(C) a community in the region of the state that borders the United Mexican States (border community).

(3) Unless otherwise determined by the Commission, for the first year of the pilot project, the pilot area shall include one pilot area that has all three communities referenced in paragraph (2) of this subsection, including an urban, rural and a border community.

(d) Eligible individuals shall consist of individuals that have been determined eligible by the Agency for NAFTA-TAA or Trade Adjustment Assistance. The eligible individuals include those individuals determined eligible under the Trade Act of 1974 (19 USC 101 et seq.), as amended, and including but not limited to, the modifications as applicable under the Trade Act of 2002 signed August 6, 2002. Eligible individuals will be referred to as "trade affected workers."

(e) An eligible educational institution for providing the training under the pilot project shall include one or more of the following:

(1) an Eligible Training Provider as defined in 40 TAC Chapter 841 relating to the Workforce Investment Act;

(2) an "institution of higher education" as described in Higher Education Act of 1965 §481(a)(1) or §1201(a) (20 U.S.C.A. §1088(a)(1) or §1141(a)), as such sections were in effect on August 21, 1996;

(3) a "postsecondary vocational education school" that is an area vocational education school as defined in Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act §521(4) subparagraph (C) or (D) (20 U.S.C.A. §2471(4)) that is in any State (as defined in 20 U.S.C.A. §2471(33), as such sections were in effect on August 21, 1996 as may be amended; or

(4) any other institute or entity able to provide training consistent with the applicable funding sources for the Adult Technology Training Pilot Project.

(f) The request for proposal shall set forth additional requirements related to the delivery of training services consistent with the pilot project design set forth in this subchapter.

(g) An entity eligible for administering the pilot project may include but shall not be limited to the following:

(1) an employer;

(2) an Eligible Training Provider;

(3) a nonprofit organization that is incorporated under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3);

(4) a local government entity; or

(5) any other entity that is an eligible education institution as defined in this section.

(h) The entity for administering the pilot project shall:

(1) submit a complete proposal in response to the requirements listed and discussed in the request for proposal package for the Texas Adult Technology Training Pilot Project;

(2) have linkages with the applicable Board;

(3) have or develop a procedure to ensure that referrals of eligible trade affected workers as set forth in this subchapter are made from referral entities that shall include the Texas Workforce Centers as defined in 40 TAC Chapter 801;

(4) demonstrate other collaborative relationships and/or agreements with local support service entities and eligible training providers that would enhance the pilot; and

(5) have or demonstrate the ability to meet the requirements, policies, and procedures that may be defined in the request for proposal.

(i) The Commission may also consider the entity's ability to leverage pilot project funds with any other public or private funds for the pilot project, as long as the uses of those funds meet the requirements of any applicable federal or state statutes and regulations and meet the requirements of the pilot project as defined in the request for proposal and subsequent agreement.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §833.32 adopted to be effective November 17, 2002, 27 TexReg 10617

§833.33: Administration and Performance

The administrator of the pilot project shall submit reports and information to the Commission as required for appropriate monitoring and evaluation as determined by the Commission or set forth in the agreement between the Commission and the administrator of the pilot project.

Comments

Source Note: The provisions of this §833.33 adopted to be effective November 17, 2002, 27 TexReg 10617