DOL has received $4.4 million in federal funds to offer businesses training support under the Jobs Driven National Emergency Grant (JD NEG) program. This program encourages the hiring of dislocated workers, with emphasis on those who are also long-term unemployed (27 weeks or more), to enable them to upgrade their skills and obtain employment. Skills will be upgraded through an On-the-job training (OJT) program, which allows new workers to master required job-specific skills while still contributing to the business as valuable employees. The program covers 50 to 90% of training-related expenses. Your business will be responsible for the training, which allows you to customize it to meet the skill demands of your industry.
Individuals served must be enrolled in a Dislocated Worker program and registered with New York State's Career Centers in order to ensure that they receive reemployment and other services as needed. Services such as assessment, career guidance, job search, job matching, counseling and supportive services may also be provided and are designed to help participants throughout the training process and ensure long-term employment post training. The delivery of these services must be coordinated with each dislocated worker's training schedule to ensure that each individual is fully job ready when training services have been completed. Training for incumbent (employed) workers is not an allowable use of JD-NEG funds.
Contracts will be awarded for a period of up to one year. Applicants must include only those training needs that can be reasonably accomplished within a one-year time period. Under no circumstances may the contract have an end date or an extended end date later than June 30, 2016. All awarded funds must be fully expended by that date. Contracts will be paid on a reimbursable payment basis, meaning that a grantee must first pay for incurred expenses and then submit a voucher to NYSDOL for reimbursement.
The JD NEG program is for private sector for-profit businesses, private sector not-for-profit businesses, local workforce investment boards, and training providers which:
The JD NEG program covers the hiring of people who are physically located in New York State and who are dislocated workers. Priority in scoring is given to those who are long-term unemployed, who have been determined to be likely to exhaust their Unemployment Insurance benefits.
"Dislocated Worker" is defined as follows:
"Long-term unemployed" is defined as an individual who has been unemployed for a minimum of 27 weeks. This includes individuals who:
Types of Training Supported & Cap per Trainee:
Business can receive an award of up to $100,000. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, with the deadline of May 31, 2016. All training activities must be concluded by June 30, 2016.
NYSDOL is working in conjunction with the New York State Energy and Research Development Agency (NYSERDA) on the Green Jobs/Green New York initiative. NYSERDA has made available $200,000 to help businesses offset the cost of training new hires and developing green job skills.
On-the-Job Training (OJT)
OJT is a work-based training method whereby the businesses provides new hires with the necessary hands-on training needed to be successful on the job. Training is focused on developing green job skills and is specific to each title and business need. Businesses can receive up to 50 percent of training-related expenses -- up to $15,000 per hire.
Eligible businesses must have a current Partnership Agreement or Contract in good standing with NYSERDA; and they must be a business that manufactures, installs or maintains eligible clean energy technologies, including:
The OJT program is for:
The OJT program is NOT for:
Applications from qualified businesses will be accepted through December 31, 2015. Please send an email to NYSERDA at PON2033@nyserda.org with "PON 2033 Intent to Apply" in the subject line.
For more information, see the Clean Energy On-the-Job Training Fact Sheet.
DOL has received $1.3 million in federal funds to offer businesses training support under the Dislocated Worker Training National Emergency Grant (DWT NEG) program. This program encourages the hiring of dislocated workers, with emphasis on those who are also long-term unemployed (27 weeks or more), to enable them to upgrade their skills and obtain employment.
OJT pairs businesses with the workers you need. These new employees will require training -- which only your business can provide -- to do the new job. The program covers 50-90 percent of training-related expenses.
The DWT NEG program is for private sector for-profit businesses, private sector not-for-profit businesses, and training providers that:
The DWT NEG program covers the hiring of people who are dislocated workers, with priority in scoring given to those dislocated workers who are long-term unemployed or who have been determined to be likely to exhaust their Unemployment Insurance benefits. "Dislocated Worker" is defined as follows:
“Long-term unemployed” is defined as an individual who has been unemployed for a minimum of 27 weeks. This includes individuals who:
The DWT NEG program is NOT for:
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