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									                                        Hawaii Workforce Development Council
                                               State Plan Questionnaire
                                                      2012-2017


Mandated Program NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT Completed By: Workforce Development Division                          Date
Completed ________



Instructions:

 Please answer to the fullest extent possible the questions posed in the charts below. Please provide the answer to each of the
questions below the subject question. Please provide answers in any form, but when providing information about issues,
challenges, recommendations or adding of new responsibilities, please provide answers in narrative format that may be used
to inform on the 2012-2017 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) State Plan that will be filed with the U.S. Department of Labor.

Please note that this questionnaire relates to your program that is considered a “mandated partner” of the One-Stops that you
do not directly administer, It is important to understand how your program currently integrates with the One-Stop as well as
with all the other mandated partners within a One-Stop in order to keep to the key principles of the WIA.

The key principles of the WIA are: Streamlining Services, Empowering Individuals, Universal Access, Increased
Accountability, Strong Role for Local Boards and the Private Sector State and Local Flexibility, and Improved Youth
Programs.

Please submit these answers to the Workforce Development Council, attention Stan Fichtman, WDC Employment Analyst, by
email at stanford.j.fichtman@hawaii.gov. by no later than Friday, June 1, 2012.

Thank you!
                                           PROGRAM: NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT
    Please describe how you administer services for this program within City and County of Honolulu Comprehensive One-Stop centers
                                                          Statewide Response
National Emergency Grants (NEGs) are targeted to specific dislocation events such as major business closings or mass layoffs or natural
disasters when formula WIA Dislocated Worker funds are insufficient to address the anticipated employment and training needs of affected
workers. During rapid response sessions for non-disaster NEGs, surveys are distributed to affected workers to gather data on anticipated
training needs. This information is used to develop NEG applications, in consultation with One-Stop Centers and the employer. DLIR
Workforce Development Division administers funds awarded and is responsible for overseeing, reporting, and monitoring NEG programs.
NEG funds were received in the past for Aloha Airlines and Molokai Ranch closings; and recently for On-the-Job Training activities and to
assist in the flooding relief efforts on Kauai. Generally, DLIR Workforce Development Division operates the program on neighbor islands,
and the City and County of Honolulu carries out NEG activities on Oahu. Both entities are key partners in all One-Stop Centers in Hawaii.
Recruitment, outreach, eligibility determination and the delivery of core and intensive services and training are conducted by One-Stop
Center staff.




     Please describe how you integrate services under this program with the other mandated programs in this local area’s One-Stop(s).

Eligibility criteria for NEGs are similar to the WIA Dislocated Worker Programs; thus, if suitable and beneficial for an individual, the One-
Stop staff will co-enroll the individual in both WIA and NEG. This often occurs when services are provided prior to receipt of NEG funds
because of the lag between a layoff and receipt of NEG funds. In those situations, the laid-off worker is first enrolled in the WIA Dislocated
Worker Program, then co-enrolled in the NEG when those funds become available. Because NEGs are limited to the term of the grant,
enrollment in another WIA program will ensure continuity of services and training to individuals after the NEG is completed. Services
provided by other mandated partners at the One-Stop are coordinated by the case managers for NEG participants as needed.
Co-enrollment with TAA also takes place when TAA funds are provided for specific layoffs. TAA usually will support allowable training
and participant relocations, and WIA funds will subsidize supportive services costs.

In all cases, services from other funding sources, e.g., DOE’s Adult Education programs, Veterans Administration, Alu Like, and community
agencies, are coordinated for maximum benefit to the participant and employer.



                                      What are the your issues or challenges with the current process

Although NEGs are funded by USDOL and are similar in nature, and coordinated with, formula funded WIA programs, there is a separate
application process and reporting system. Maintaining dual reporting can be an administrative challenge, especially with the limited amount
of funds allotted for Administration.




    Can you recommend any specific changes that can be made to your internal process or any outside processes to fix or improve your
                                                     complaints or challenges?
                                    PROGRAM: NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT
 Please describe how you administer services for this program within the County of Hawaii’s Comprehensive One-Stop center




Please describe how you integrate services under this program with the other mandated programs in this local area’s One-Stop(s).
                                 What are the your issues or challenges with the current process




Can you recommend any specific changes that can be made to your internal process or any outside processes to fix or improve your
                                                 complaints or challenges?
                                    PROGRAM: NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT
  Please describe how you administer services for this program within the County of Maui’s Comprehensive One-Stop center




Please describe how you integrate services under this program with the other mandated programs in this local area’s One-Stop(s).
                                 What are the your issues or challenges with the current process




Can you recommend any specific changes that can be made to your internal process or any outside processes to fix or improve your
                                                 complaints or challenges?
                                     PROGRAM: NATIONAL EMERGENCY GRANT
  Please describe how you administer services for this program within the County of Kauai’s Comprehensive One-Stop center




Please describe how you integrate services under this program with the other mandated programs in this local area’s One-Stop(s).
                                 What are the your issues or challenges with the current process




Can you recommend any specific changes that can be made to your internal process or any outside processes to fix or improve your
                                                 complaints or challenges?

								
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