[Jtgrantees] FW: Employment and Training Administration Announcements (Week of August 11, 2014)

Hanne, Glo ghanne at eicc.edu
Mon Aug 18 10:45:59 EDT 2014

FYI. A compilation of various Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announcements during the week of August 11 is attached in WORD format.  These items are based on Federal, State, local, non-profit and private sector sources (as well as media-gleaned) and are distributed by our Office of Workforce Investment to agency colleagues on a continuing basis.  Some of these items may be of interest to your work and activities.
The Table of Contents appears below.
Please note that ETA has established a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Resources Webpage at www.doleta.gov/wioa<http://www.doleta.gov/wioa>.
On August 15, this page has added links for registering for ten upcoming webinars/"listening sessions" on WIOA implementation.

*         ETA Publishes Information for Stakeholder Engagement for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Implementation

*         Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance to Meet on September 12

*         Exports as Source of Jobs: USTR Seeks Public Comments on Barriers to Trade

*         Department of Treasury Publishes IFR on Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund

*         STATELINE Coverage of Food Stamp Use and Application of Work Requirements

*         BLS Releases "Employment and Unemployment Among Youth - Summer 2014" ETA Issues Additional Planning Guidance for FY 2015

*         ETA Issues Additional Planning Guidance for FY 2015 Unemployment Insurance State Quality Service Plan; Emphasizes Reemployment of Claimants

*         Regional Forum in New York to Designed to Expand Market Opportunities for Rural Businesses

*         Renewable Energy Sector: Department of Energy Publishes RFI to Gain Feedback on Distributed Wind and R&D Focus

*         Department of Education Seeks Comments on Title II and Title IV of WIOA; Sets Forth Questions Related to Adult Education and Vocational Rehabilitation; Establishes August 29 as Closing Date for Input

*         NGA to Support 14 States Focusing On Preparing Future Workforce To Strengthen Economy

*         Department of Education Awards Grants to Prepare Graduate Students for Leadership in Special Education

*         Department of Education Announces Funding Opportunity under Assistive Technology Financing Project

*         NASA Selects Proposals to Increase STEM Education at Community and Technical Colleges

*         U.S. Commerce Department Invests $2.8 Million to Foster Innovation in Louisiana and Massachusetts

*         Job Creation, Environmental Justice: EPA Announces $11 Million in Supplemental Funds to Clean up and Redevelop Contaminated Brownfields Sites Across the Country

*         Bureau of Economic Analysis Publishes Final Rule on FDI Survey, Proposed Rule on U.S. Investment Abroad

*         EEOC Requests Emergency Extension of the Employer Information Report from OMB

*         National Evaluation of the Investing in Innovation (i3) Program

*         White House Announces New Commitments to Improve College Opportunity

*         USDA Announces Funding Opportunity under Rural Community Development Initiative;  Grant Funds Can Be Used To Support Entrepreneurship and Microenterprise

*         Department of Education Seeks Public Comment on "State Plan for Assistive Technology" and "Progress Report for the Access to Telework Program under the Rehabilitation Act."

*         Transportation Sector: FTA Proposes Circular, Seeks Comments by October 14; Enumerates Workforce Development and Transportation for Special Populations

*         Strong Cities Strong Cities: Registration Reopened for Challenge in Three Cities in CT, NC and NV

*         Governor's Executive Order Establishes "The New Virginia Economy Workforce"

*         New Jersey "Opportunity to Compete Act" Limits Ability of Covered Employers to Inquire into Job Applicant's Criminal Record

*         DHS Announces Update and Reissuance of "011 E-Verify Program System of Records"

*         Individuals with Disabilities Act: Department of Education to Fund Cooperative Agreement to Provide TA to States

*         EPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Job Training Grantee Meeting on October 22 - 24

*         Entrepreneurship / Sector Strategies: JPMorgan Chase & Co Launches Grant Program to Boost Small Business Support Networks

*         EDA Announces Grants to Alabama and Washington State

*         Ecotech Institute Publishes Clean Jobs Index

*         HHS/ACF/OFA Releases the National Tribal TANF Characteristics Data for FY 2013

*         Energy Sector: Economic Development, Shale Oil, and Curricula Development; EDA and Rural Regional Center Grants to Support Classroom and Web-Based Curricula in North Central U.S.

*         Michigan Releases "Better Off Working Report"

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