Health Care Jobs 2010-2011
Appropriation Level: $2,000,000
($2,000,000 in federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) released 10-LCM-16 on November 5, 2010 to inform districts of the availability of a total of $2 million to continue the Health Care Jobs Program (Health Care Jobs 2).
Consistent with the appropriation language, funds have been allocated to districts with over 1,500 active adults in receipt of public assistance in households with dependent children. Districts eligible to receive Health Care Jobs 2 allocations are: Erie, Monroe, Nassau, Onondaga, Suffolk, Westchester and New York City.
The State Budget appropriation language encourages the creation of subsidized positions in community health outreach positions which are intended to help increase access to public health insurance benefits and appropriate health services. Districts may also use funds to provide training before and/or after placement in the subsidized position to succeed in the employment placement and to subsidize positions in other occupations within the health care sector such as, but not limited to; direct care positions such as health care aide and nurse, clerical and administrative positions, medical billing and records, maintenance positions in hospitals and nursing homes and dietary aide and nutrition positions.
Districts may subsidize jobs in the health care sector consistent with sections 336-e and 336-f of the Social Services Law, for up to one year with funds made available through the OTDA Health Care Jobs 2 program. Districts will determine the length of the subsidy period (up to 12 months), the hours of subsidized employment (up to 40 hours per week), whether to provide full or partial subsidy and the subsidy value. In all instances, program participants must be paid at least minimum wage. However, employment opportunities that pay more than minimum wage are preferred.
Districts must ensure that these funds are used for costs associated with continuing/ expanding the subsidized employment program.
These funds may not be used to replace existing funding which supports subsidized employment programs operated by or currently funded by local districts.
All program participants must be TANF eligible individuals.
TANF eligible individuals must be:
- in receipt of TANF/Family Assistance or Safety Net MOE Assistance;
- in two-parent cases with children receiving Safety Net Assistance; or
- not in receipt of public assistance but are determined TANF eligible based on TANF 200% of Poverty guidelines included in 00-LCM-20.
Districts are expected to submit plans to OTDA no later than December 6, 2010 to be eligible for funding. Approved projects are expected to begin on or after October 1, 2010 and operate through June 30, 2014. Final claims must be received by August 15, 2014.
|Program||Funding||State Fiscal Year||Cycle|
|Health Care Jobs Program 2 (TANF Funds)||$2,000,000||SFY 2010-11||10/1/10-06/30/14|
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