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Alabama PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

    • b. State Operating Systems and Policies

      The Unified or Combined State Plan must include a description of the State operating systems and policies that will support the implementation of the State strategy described in section II Strategic Elements.  This includes—

      • 5. Distribution of Funds for Core Programs

        Describe the methods and factors the State will use in distributing funds under the core programs in accordance with the provisions authorizing such distributions.  

        • A. For Title I Programs

          Provide a description of the written policies that establish the State's methods and factors used to distribute funds to local areas for—

III. b. 5. A. iii. Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities in Accordance with WIOA Section 133(b)(2) and Based on Data and Weights Assigned

Current Narrative:

Dislocated Worker funds annually allotted to the state are formula allocated among the local areas. This allocation is accomplished using the six-part formula prescribed in Section 133(b)(2)(B)(ii).
 

Table: Dislocated Worker Allocation Formula Weights
Allocation FactorWeight Assigned in FormulaData Source(s) and Time
Average Monthly U.I. Beneficiaries ('Insured Unemployment Data")19%Alabama Department of Labor/ Labor Market Information - Updated Annually
Excess Unemployment19%Alabama Department of Labor/ Labor Market Information - Updated Annually
Estimated Layoffs ("Plant Closing/Mass Layoff Data")19%Alabama Department of Labor/ Labor Market Information - Updated Annually
Jobs Lost (All Industries) ("Declining Industries")19%Alabama Department of Labor/ Labor Market Information - Updated Annually
Farm Operators Change ("Farmer-Rancher Economic Hardship")5%2017 & 2012 Census of U.S. Agriculture - Updated every five years
Unemployment Compensation Exhaustees ("Long-Term Unemployment Data")19%Alabama Department of Labor/ Labor Market Information - Updated Annually

Dislocated Worker funds distributed to the local workforce development areas are guaranteed to be no less than 90% of the average allocation percentage for each local workforce development area’s prior two years. Draft allocation policies and methods, along with the funds allocation information, are presented to the Board for review, comment, and approval on an annual basis. The staff who perform the calculations are always available to respond to questions. Questions regarding these processes have been asked and answered at State Board meetings. Local areas are notified of the outcomes in terms of funding, as well as the procedures for the allocations. Local elected officials are provided drafts of allocation policies and are asked for their review and comment. This assures that time is allowed for comments prior to the time the directive is published as policy.