Green Job Corps 2010-2011
Appropriation Level: $2,000,000
The Green Jobs Corps 2 program will provide work based skills, training and subsidized employment placements of up to 40 hours a week (up to 35 hours a week if supported by the supplemental Green Jobs Corps funds made available by 11-LCM-11) for up to one year in "green sector" jobs such as, but not limited to, weatherization, energy efficiency, environmental conservation, renewable energy and natural resource preservation and beautifications.
As indicated by the SFY 2010-11 appropriation language, the Green Jobs Corps 2 funding is available to districts previously awarded funds competitively under 09-LCM-09 to support the continuation of approved Green Jobs Corps programs.
OTDA has used an additional $1.9 million in unprogrammed TANF funds initially authorized by the Enacted SFY 2009-10 and SFY 2010-11 State Budgets to provide supplemental Green Jobs Corps 2 allocations to eligible districts. The total combined funding, including the base and supplemental allocations, available to support the Green Jobs Corps 2 program through June 30, 2012 is $3.9 million.
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.
Districts may also fund or otherwise support the ability for program participants to participate in additional education (such as adult basic education and GED preparation) or job skills training prior to, or following placement in the subsidized job, consistent with the approved SFY 2009-10 Green Jobs Corps plan. The hours that program participants engage in the training and education may be paid or unpaid.
Subsidized employment must be consistent with sections 336-e and 336-f of the Social Services Law
Green Jobs Corps 2 participants 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.
In all instances, priority for participation in the Green Jobs program shall be given to eligible public assistance recipients.
Districts are 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 included in 00-LCM-20.
$1,998,518 of remaining Green Jobs funds from SFY 09-10 is currently being used to support the program through 6/30/12.
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