Green Job Corps 2009-2010
Appropriation Level: $7,000,000
($5 million in federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and $2 million in State General funds)
The Green Jobs Corps program will provide education, training and subsidized employment placements of up to 35 hours a week for up to one year in “green” jobs such as, but not limited to, weatherization, energy efficiency, environmental conservation, renewable energy and natural resource preservation and beautifications.
Subsidized employment must be consistent with sections 336-e and 336-f of the Social Services Law
The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) released 09-LCM-09 on July 9, 2009 to inform districts of the availability of $5M in Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Funds and $2M in State funds to support subsidized “green job” employment opportunities. Funds available under the Green Jobs Corps program were award to social services districts on a competitive basis.
Green Jobs Corps awards were made to twelve social services districts within four funding groups based on the average nonexempt individuals on assistance. The selection of proposals included preference for the following priorities:
- Training opportunities providing education or jobs skills credentials, such as industry recognized skills and/or certificates.
- Leveraging of training opportunities, including training supported through the Workforce Investment Act.
- Districts with a higher unemployment rate than the NYS average.
- Programs that offer opportunity for placement in jobs providing higher wages or offer advancement opportunities in high-growth green industries through on-the-job training or other means, and
- Districts that include permanent employment opportunities either through the subsidized employer or through other job placement efforts.
Green Jobs Corps participants supported with TANF funds must be eligible for TANF non-assistance services and may include the following:
- Individuals receiving TANF/Family Assistance (case type 11 or 12), and Safety Net MOE Assistance (case types 16 or 17 with state charge code 63 or 64)
- Two-parent cases with children receiving Safety Net Assistance (as described in 06 LCM-09); and
- Individuals who are determined TANF eligible base on TANF 200% of Poverty guidelines included in 00 LCM-20. Safety Net recipients who are a non-custodial parent of a minor child as outlined in 00 LCM-20.
Services provided to Safety Net Non-MOE recipients are to be supported using State General Funds.
In all instances, priority for participation in the Green Jobs program shall be given to eligible public assistance recipients.
Districts were also encouraged to target services to formerly incarcerated individuals, including non-custodial parents who were formerly incarcerated or who have a criminal history and who are determined eligible under the TANF 200% of Poverty guidelines.
All programs must include the following training:
- Work readiness training to prepare individuals for work including topics such as ability to interact effectively with a supervisor and co-workers, an understanding of employer expectations and career exploration.
- Occupational skills training related to the job or sector in which the individual will become employed through the Green Jobs Corps program either prior to or concurrent with the subsidized work.
|Program||Funding||State Fiscal Year||Cycle|
|Green Jobs Corps (TANF Funds)||$3,001,482||SFY 2009-10||10/1/2009-9/30/2010|
|Green Jobs Corps (State Funds)||$2,000,000||SFY 2009-10||10/1/2009-9/30/2010|
|Green Jobs Corps (TANF Funds)||$1,998,518||SFY 2009-10||10/1/11-6/30/12|
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