Program Authorization: P.L. 101-394; 34CFR 90
The mission of the Vocational Education Assistance Program is to ensure that all recipients of Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education and Job Training Partnership Title III funds receive the appropriate and/or mandated services and funding which will enable them to provide vocational education programs to citizens of this state.
The goal of the Vocational Education Assistance Program is to distribute the Carl D. Perkins fund according to the guidelines established for the various activities delineated in the law.
The Department of Education requires performance indicators to be established by the participating technical colleges, local education agencies, and colleges and universities which receive Carl D. Perkins funds. These performance indicators are monitored and evaluated. These subrecipients of Carl Perkins funds are responsible for the implementation of the program.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. The Vocational Education Assistance Program, through the postsecondary vocational education activity, will ensure funds are expended and program requirements are followed as measured by the absence of audit exceptions in FY 1998-99.
2. The Vocational Education Assistance Program, through the postsecondary vocational education activity, will ensure Louisiana Quality Support Funds [8(g)] are expended according to the mandates of state law as measured by the absence of audit findings and by a 2% increase in the percentage of trainees employed by those industries which benefit from 8(g) funds by FY 1998-99.
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3. The Vocational Education Assistance Program, through the postsecodnary vocational education activity, will provide education and training programs for dislocated workers by exceeding the Department of Labor's required placement rate of 67% of dislocated workers in unsubsidized employment by the end of FY 1998-99.
4. The Vocational Education Assistance Program, through the postsecodnary education assistance activity, will provide quality education and training programs for dislocated workers and adults by increasing by 1% the number of JTPA 8% positive completers by the end of FY 1998-99.
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RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded with general fund, interagency transfers, self-generated and federal funds. The source of the interagency transfer is 8(g) for the High Schools That Work Program; and Job Training Partnership funds from the state Department of Labor. The JTPA funds include eight percent funding (8% of all JTPA IIA-adult and Title IIC-youth) that is set aside to remediate individuals in need of occupational training who do not meet the basic skills required to enter occupational training; and Title III for dislocated workers. The source of the self-generated revenue is bond money collected from bonding companies of closed proprietary schools that is used for the reimbursement of student's tuition. The federal funds are received from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act, as amended in 1990.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 87.6% of the existing operating budget. It represents 87.3% of the total request ($33,162,401) for this program. The decrease is primarily attributable to non-recurring federal Carl Perkins carryforward funds. The recommended budget is less than the requested amount as a result of reducing the federal funds to more accurately reflect anticipated expenditures.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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