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Reimagine Workforce Preparation Grant State Overview

Grant Overview

Sponsors: U.S. Department of Education

Maximum Award: $20 Million

Purpose: To provide support to help States with the highest coronavirus burden create or expand short-term education and training opportunities and/or or career pathways programs that help citizens return to work, become entrepreneurs, or expand their small businesses

Total Funds Awarded: $126M+ to 8 states and 1 university

Award: $17,827,178.11

Project Length: 3 Years

CFDA Number: 84.425B (REM) and 84.425G (RWP)

Projected Outcomes

Provide education, training, and employment to 7,080 participants over a three-year period.

Fund the implementation and scaling of industry-sector-based education and training programs in 5 areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation, Distribution, Logistics
  • Construction

Provide all participants wrap-around services through Human Capital Development Fund

Partnering Agencies and Responsibilities

Alabama State Workforce Investment Board – Grant Applicant

Alabama Department of Commerce – Fiscal Agent

Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation (GOEWT) –  Oversees Grant Fidelity

Alabama Department of Labor and Career One-Stop Centers – Case Management for Participants

Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) Directs – Marketing (Secondary Training Provider of RTI)

The Alabama Technology Network (ATN) – Primary Training Provider for RTI

Alabama Community College System – Primary Training Provider for RTI

Alabama Office Of Apprenticeship – Register Pre-Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships

Alabama Dept. Of Human Resources – Support Services Provider for Human Capital Development

University of Alabama VITAL Team – Directs Mental Health First Aid training to 200 employers (15 participants per employer)

ACCS Responsibilities as Training Provider

Level 1 Participant Eligibility Requirements:

Alabama citizen who:

  • is basic skills deficient as determined by TABE test
  • is willing to be a CTE concentrator
  • meets WIOA eligibility criteria for the county in which the student resides
  • belongs to one or more WIOA special population groups at the time of enrollment:

Level 2 Participant Eligibility Requirements:

Alabama citizen who:

  • at the time of enrollment, is an incumbent or unemployed worker
  • possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • is basic skills proficient as determined by TABE test
  • is willing to be a CTE concentrator
  • meets WIOA eligibility criteria for the county in which the student resides
  • belongs to one or more WIOA special population groups at the time of enrollment

Level One Participants: Alabama Community College System will register all participants through Adult Basic Education and track performance through the Alabama Adult Education System for Accountability and Performance tool (AAESAP)

Level Two Participants: Alabama Community College System will enroll students in the related technical instruction component through the ACCS Banner management system

ATN, in partnership with ACCS, will provide level two related technical instruction on-site

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