OFFICE OF NATIONAL RESPONSE NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANTS (NEG

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Performance and Reporting Summit

Speakers

Kim Powell Office of National Response Employment and Training Administration

Agenda
Background What’s New in NEG Performance Framework Key Terms and Concepts Discussion Forum

National Emergency Grants
National Emergency Grants (NEGs), are discretionary awards that are intended to:
– Temporarily expand the service capacity at the state and local levels to respond to specific events – Provide time-limited funding assistance in response to significant economic events

NEG Program Purpose
Minimize the negative economic and employment impacts of dislocation from plants closings, global competition and natural disasters Training and retraining dislocated workers on new technologies and highgrowth, high demand industries to enable them to earn industry certifications and become reemployed

Four Types of NEGs
Regular National Emergency Grants
– BRAC – RIGs

Disaster Grants Trade Dual-Enrollment Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)

Funding
$1.5 billion annually in WIA Dislocated Worker funding Secretary of Labor holds 20% of dislocated worker funds in reserve for national emergency grants, demonstrations and technical assistance

NEG Awards Funding by Category
– Regular – Disaster – BRAC
$16,778,262 HCTC RIG BRAC $19,415,163 $23,970,913 $2,500,000 $249,810 $5,995,453

PY2006 NEG New Awards

Dual Enrollment

Disaster

Regular

NEG Awards
PY 2006 NEG RESULTS

Type of Neg BRAC Disaster Dual Enrollment Regular HCTC RIG TOTALS

Number of New Awards 7 7 9 12 3 1 39

Funds Awarded $16,778,262 $19,415,163 $5,995,453 $23,480,883 $2,813,713 $249,810 $68,733,284 $119,316,635

Total Funds Awarded for PY 2006

Performance Results
Measures: Entered Employment Retention NEG 71% 89%
Dislocated Worker

83.4% 87.8% $478

Earnings Change -$989

What’s New in NEG
Regional Innovations Grants (RIGs)
– RIGs are limited National Emergency Grant Resources. Set aside to assist state workforce agencies and local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) – Funding is to be used to develop a comprehensive, integrated, strategic regional plan based on WIRED principles with a focus on current or future unanticipated economic events – Awards will be limited to $250,000 for any one regional project with a grant period of 18 months – Applications are taken on a rolling basis

What’s New in NEG
WISPR Impact
– Quarterly access to performance outcomes will inform management and decision-making for NEGs – Common measure outcome data by project

What’s New in NEG ETA is conducting a review of NEG data
– Conduct a review to better understand data collection, processing and reporting issues – Develop reporting and definitions guidance – Audience input today!

Performance Accountability Framework
Grant Management
– NEG Quarterly Progress Report

Fiscal Accountability
– NEG Quarterly Financial Status Report

Performance Outcomes
– WIA Quarterly Report – WIA Annual report – WIASRD

NEG Quarterly Progress Report
A Grant Management tool ETA Form 9104 Project-level reporting Submitted through NEG e-system

Financial Status Report
Provides Quarterly Financial Status ETA Form 9099/9130 Project-level reporting Submitted through EBSS

Common Measure Performance Outcomes
WIA Quarterly Report & WIA Annual Report
– ETA Form 9090 – State-level data – Submitted through EBSS

WIASRD
– Participant-level data

NEG Quarterly Progress Report: Key Terms and Concepts

NEG Quarterly Progress Report
All NEG participants should be reported
– Those served only by a NEG – Those served by a NEG and co-enrolled in WIA

HCTC funded by NEG funds should be reported in NEG e-system

NEG Quarterly Progress Report
Report format used for all four types of NEGs One report required per NEG project All fields are cumulative from the NEG start date Completion of fields based on the type of NEG
– Electronic system will only ask for fields appropriate to project type, for example, health coverage payments only applies to Trade Act Health Insurance NEGs

Due 45 days after the end of the quarter

NEG Quarterly Progress Report

• Reported through the NEG esystem • Click “Begin” next to “Quarterly Performance Report”

Key Terms and Concepts
Sample Elements of the QPR:
– – – – – – – – – – Total participants Receiving Intensive Services Enrolled in NEG-funded training Receiving NEG-funded supportive services Receiving Needs-Related Payments Employed in Temporary Disaster Relief Program Total Exits Total Entering Employment at Exit Total Expenditures at Grantee level Total Expenditures at Project Operator Level (including service providers of Project Operator) – Total Project Expenditures

Key Terms and Concepts
Receiving Intensive Services – 20CFR 663.200 and WIA Sec. 134(d)(3)(C) • Examples include assessments, career plans, counseling, career planning – Includes services wholly or partially-funded by the NEG Enrolled in NEG-Funded Training – 20CFR 663.300 and WIA Sec. 134(d)(4)(D) – Includes training wholly or partially-funded by the NEG Receiving NEG-Funded Supportive Services – Included services wholly or partially-funded by the NEG

Key Terms and Concepts
Total Participants
– Number of eligible individuals who have received services funded by the NEG – Includes NEG-only and co-enrolled participants receiving services from a partner program – Note, the service fields do not sum because a participant may receive more than one service

Key Terms and Concepts
Exit
– Total cumulative exiters
• positive and negative outcomes

– Definition is the same for NEG e-system and the WIASRD:
• A participant has not received a WIA program or partner-funded service for 90 consecutive calendar days, has no gap in service, and is not scheduled for future services

Key Terms and Concepts
Entering Employment at Exit
– The cumulative number of participants who have ceased to receive services funded by the NEG and who have entered employment within the grant period.

Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum
Issues pertaining to definitions Challenges in collecting participant information Process used to estimate participation levels for the grant Process and data sources used in performance measure calculations Other success factors used to measure NEG performance

Resources

NEG Web site:
– http://www.doleta.gov/neg

ETA Performance:
– http://www.doleta.gov/performance/results

Contact Information
Kim Powell, Grant Specialist Phone: 202-693-3726 E-Mail: Stein.Kimberly@dol.gov Mindy Feldbaum, Division Chief Phone: 202-693-3382 E-Mail: Feldbaum.Mindy@dol.gov

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