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Program L: Vocational Education Assistance

Program Authorization: P.L. 101-394; 34CFR 90

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

1 Updated number.

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.

1 Updated number.

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

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$260,000

$33,089,401

0

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

($129,000)

0

 

Reduce surplus federal budget authority for transfer to Bilingual Education program

 

 

 

 

 

$260,000

$32,960,401

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($4,057,749)

0

 

Non-recur federal carryforward funds

$0

$73,000

0

 

Increase 8(g) allocation for High Schools That Work program

 

 

 

 

 

$260,000

$28,975,652

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($3,984,749)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

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.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$144,000

 

High Schools That Work; Flow-thru 8(g) funds to 33 local districts to enhance mathematics, science and communication achievement of students in general and vocational studies and integrating basic

 

 

content of traditional college preparatory studies

$260,000

 

General fund flow-thru to the Natchitoches Parish School System to develop a Job Skills Training Program at the middle and senior high schools

$226,867

 

Budget authority for the Proprietory Schools Program in the event of student tuition reimbursement

$2,210,433

 

Job Training Partnership fund allocation to the 18 Service Delivery Areas for administration, training, and training-related services to prepare youth and unskilled adults for entry into

 

 

the labor force

$14,393,180

 

Federal Carl D. Perkins allocation to the local school districts for secondary programs and Universities for post-secondary programs

 

 

 

$17,234,480

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$8,838,857

 

Federal Carl D. Perkins allocation to t he Technical College campuses including reimbursement for State Leadership activities

$2,902,315

 

Title III Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) fund allocation to Technical College campuses for training dislocated workers

 

 

 

$11,741,172

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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