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On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Federal Regulation.” In response, the Department issued a final rule January 27, 2021 to rescind its August 28, 2020 rule on guidance documents.
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Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 21-22 clarifies and compares the variety of training and other services available to states and local workforce areas under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with the goal of improving training outcomes across all populations served, particularly those with barriers to employment and underserved populations. The guidance also addresses operational questions related to implementing certain types of training.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 15-22, Change 1 provides information to outlying areas (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Republic of Palau, and U.S. Virgin Islands) on submitting a single application for WIOA title I Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Activities program allotments for PY 2023.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 20-22 provides program guidance for the development, management, and delivery of workforce and labor market information (WLMI) funded through the Workforce and Labor Market Information Grants to States (WIGS).
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 07-23 notifies states of the availability of funding for UI modernization, with a focus on improving the flexibility of IT systems through modular and evidence-driven approaches. This funding includes up to $600 million for states to support UI IT modernization activities and up to $53 million for states to participate in ARPA program activities offered by the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) related to IT modernization, under a single grant award.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 23-21, Change 5 temporarily re-opens the application period for states, which did not submit prior applications, to apply for UI equity grants described in UIPL No. 23-21 for activities eliminating administrative barriers to benefit application, reducing state workload backlogs, improving the timeliness of unemployment compensation (UC) payments to eligible individuals, and ensuring equity in fraud prevention, detection, and recovery activities. This UIPL also announces the opportunity for all states to receive amounts in addition to their original allocation described in Attachment I to UIPL No. 23-21.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 06-23 informs states regarding the availability of additional funding to support states’ participation and correspondence with the U.S. Department of Labor (Department), Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA’s) outreach efforts regarding ongoing CARES Act program activity, commonly referred to as ETA’s “well-defined ask”.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 19-22 provides guidance for the Department of Labor’s (Department) Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending recipients specified in Appendix I.
Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 02-22, Change 3 notifies states that participated in the Tiger Team consultative assessment under UIPL No. 02-22 or that expressed interest to participate in the Tiger Teams consultative assessment by the required March 31, 2023, deadline, of the availability of additional grant funds to further support implementation of negotiated recommendations and to announce a modification to the grant application and award process in an effort to streamline the states’ receipt of the funds.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 18-22 provides SCSEP state, territorial, and national grantees with the PY 2023 SCSEP allotments and the application instructions for PY 2023 grant submissions. This TEGL also provides guidance regarding Minority Report submissions in the Program Narrative for this year.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 17-22 conveys National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grant allotments for Program Year (PY) 2023 and provides instructions for submission of required documents for grant application and performance negotiations for NFJP Career Services and Training grants and Housing grants. Additionally, this guidance includes application instructions for grantees that wish to apply for additional PY 2023 NFJP Youth Grant Funding.
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