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Definitions of Terms/Acronyms Used Throughout
- Beneficiary: The individual or individuals intended by
Congress to receive (and benefit from) aid, benefits, services, or training
from a recipient of Federal financial assistance under a program or activity
established by Federal statute.
- CRC: U.S. Department of Labor / Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Administration and Management / Civil Rights Center.
- Department: the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Federal financial assistance: The term Federal financial
assistance refers to more than just dollars and cents. It can include
nonmonetary forms of assistance, such as the provision of personnel at the
grantmaking agencys expense or the grant or donation of property, among
other things. The regulations of various Federal departments and agencies use
similar, if not identical, language to define Federal financial assistance. For
a definition of Federal financial assistance under Title I of the Workforce
Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), see 29 CFR 37.4.
- Recipient: Any entity that receives financial assistance under
WIA Title I, either directly from the Department or through a Governor or
another recipient. The term does not include the ultimate beneficiaries of a
program or activity that receives financial assistance under WIA Title I. Under
some circumstances, a Governor may be considered a recipient. Also, One-Stop
partners (as defined in section 121(b) of WIA, 29 U.S.C. 2841(b)) are
considered to be recipients to the extent that they participate in
the One-Stop delivery system, even if they receive their financial assistance
from a Federal grantmaking agency other than the Department.
- WIA: The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, as amended. WIA is
the law that established the unique, nationwide workforce preparation and
employment system known as the One-Stop Career Center service delivery
system, the workforce system, and other similar names.
Section 188 of WIA, which contains WIAs requirements related to
nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, is discussed in the
Statutes table below.
- WIA Title I: Title I of the Workforce Investment Act. Title I
contains the WIA provisions that relate to Statewide and local workforce
investment systems; the Job Corps youth training program and other national
programs; the administrative requirements for those workforce investment
systems and programs (including the requirements related to nondiscrimination
and equal opportunity); and the definitions that apply throughout the title.
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