2018-11307. Program Year (PY) 2018 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Allotments; PY 2018 Wagner-Peyser Act Final Allotments and PY 2018 Workforce Information Grants  

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    AGENCY:

    Employment and Training Administration, Labor.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    This notice announces allotments for PY 2018 for WIOA Title I Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities programs; final allotments for Employment Service (ES) activities under the Wagner-Peyser Act for PY 2018 and the allotments of Workforce Information Grants to States for PY 2018.

    WIOA allotments for states and the state final allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act are based on formulas defined in their respective statutes. WIOA requires allotments for the Outlying Areas to be competitively awarded rather than based on a formula determined by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) as occurred under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). However, for PY 2018, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 waives the competition requirement, and the Secretary is using the discretionary formula rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2018 funds for the Outlying Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands) that was published in the Federal Register at 65 FR 8236 (Feb. 17, 2000). WIOA specifically included the Republic of Palau as an Outlying Area, except during any period for which the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education determine that a Compact of Free Association is in effect and contains provisions for training and education assistance prohibiting the assistance provided under WIOA; no such determinations prohibiting assistance have been made. The formula that the Department of Labor (Department) used for PY 2018 is the same formula used in PY 2017 and is described in the section on Youth Activities program allotments. The Department invites comments only on the formula used to allot funds to the Outlying Areas.

    DATES:

    The Department must receive comments on the formula used to allot funds to the Outlying Areas by June 25, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit written comments to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Financial Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N-4702, Washington, DC 20210, Attention: Ms. Anita Harvey, email: harvey.anita@dol.gov.

    Commenters are advised that mail delivery in the Washington area may be delayed due to security concerns. The Department will receive hand-delivered comments at the above address. All overnight mail will be considered hand-delivered and must be received at the designated place by the date specified above.

    Please submit your comments by only one method. The Department will not review comments received by means other than those listed above or that it receives after the comment period has closed.

    Comments: The Department will retain all comments on this notice and will release them upon request via email to any member of the public. The Department also will make all the comments it receives available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at the above address. If you need assistance to review the comments, the Department will provide you with appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. The Department will make copies of this notice available, upon request, in large print, Braille, and electronic file. The Department also will consider providing the notice in other formats upon request. To schedule an appointment to review the comments and/or obtain the notice in an alternative format, contact Ms. Harvey using the information provided above. The Department will retain all comments received without making any changes to the comments, including any personal information provided. The Department therefore cautions commenters not to include their personal information such as Social Security Numbers, personal addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses in their comments; this information would be released with the comment if the comments are requested. It is the commenter's responsibility to safeguard his or her information.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    WIOA Youth Activities allotments—Evan Rosenberg at (202) 693-3593 or LaSharn Youngblood at (202) 693-3606; WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Activities and ES final allotments—Robert Kight at (202) 693-3937; Workforce Information Grant allotments—Donald Haughton at (202) 693-2784. Individuals with hearing or Start Printed Page 24351speech impairments may access the telephone numbers above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1-877-889-5627 (TTY/TDD).

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The Department is announcing WIOA allotments for PY 2018 for Youth Activities, Adults and Dislocated Worker Activities, Wagner-Peyser Act PY 2018 final allotments, and PY 2018 Workforce Information Grant allotments. This notice provides information on the amount of funds available during PY 2018 to states with an approved WIOA Combined or Unified State Plan, and information regarding allotments to the Outlying Areas.

    On March 23, 2018, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Public Law 115-141 was signed into law (“the Act”). The Act, Division H, Title I, Section 107 of the Act allows the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to set aside up to 0.75 percent of most operating funds for evaluations. The evaluation provision is consistent with the Federal government's priority on evidence-based policy and programming providing opportunities to expand evaluations and demonstrations in the Department to build solid evidence about what works best. In the past, ETA separately managed funds for ETA evaluations and demonstrations. That separate authority has been replaced by the set aside provision. The Department transfers the funds to the Department's Chief Evaluation Office to implement formal evaluations and demonstrations in collaboration with ETA. For 2018, the Secretary set aside 0.125 percent of the Training and Employment Services (TES) and State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services Operations (SUIESO) appropriations. ETA spread the amount to be set aside for each appropriation among the programs funded by that appropriation with more than $100 million in funding. This includes WIOA Adult, Youth and Dislocated Worker and Wagner-Peyser Employment Service program budgets.

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Division H, Title I, sec. 106(b), allows the Secretary to set aside up to 0.5 percent of each discretionary appropriation for activities related to program integrity. For 2018, the Department set aside 0.3 percent of most discretionary appropriations, which reduced WIOA Adult, Youth, Dislocated Worker, Wagner-Peyser Employment Service and Workforce Information Grant program budgets.

    We also have attached tables listing the PY 2018 allotments for programs under WIOA Title I Youth Activities (Table A), Adult and Dislocated Workers Employment and Training Activities (Tables B and C, respectively), and the PY 2018 Wagner-Peyser Act final allotments (Table D). We also have attached the PY 2018 Workforce Information Grant table (Table E).

    Youth Activities Allotments. The appropriated level for PY 2018 for WIOA Youth Activities totals $903,416,000. After reducing the appropriation by $1,129,000 for evaluations and $2,710,000 for program integrity, $899,577,000, is available for Youth Activities. Table A includes a breakdown of the Youth Activities program allotments for PY 2018 and provides a comparison of these allotments to PY 2017 Youth Activities allotments for all States and Outlying Areas. For the Native American Youth program, the total amount available is 1.5 percent of the total amount for Youth Activities (after the evaluations and program integrity set-asides), in accordance with WIOA section 127. The total funding available for the Outlying Areas was reserved at 0.25 percent of the amount appropriated for Youth Activities (after the evaluations and program integrity set asides) after the amount reserved for Native American Youth (in accordance with WIOA section 127(b)(1)(B)(i)). On December 17, 2003, Public Law 108-188, the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 (“the Compact”), was signed into law. The Compact specified that the Republic of Palau remained eligible for WIA Title I funding. See 48 U.S.C. 1921d(f)(1)(B)(ix). WIOA sec. 512(g)(1) updated the Compact to refer to WIOA funding. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Division H, Title III, Section 305 of Pub. L. 115-141) authorized WIOA Title I funding to Palau through FY 2018.

    Under WIA, the Secretary had discretion for determining the methodology for distributing funds to all Outlying Areas. Under WIOA the Secretary must award the funds through a competitive process. However, for PY 2018, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 waives the competition requirement contained in WIOA secs. 127(b)(1)(B)(ii), 132(b)(1)(A)(ii), and 132(b)(2)(A)(ii) regarding funding to Outlying Areas (e.g., American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands). For PY 2018, the Department used the same methodology used since PY 2000 (i.e., we distribute funds among the Outlying Areas by formula based on relative share of the number of unemployed, a minimum of 90 percent of the prior year allotment percentage, a $75,000 minimum, and a 130 percent stop-gain of the prior year share). For the relative share calculation in PY 2018, the Department continued to use the data obtained from the 2010 Census for American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. For the Republic of Palau, the Department used data from Palau's 2015 Census. The Department will accept comments on this methodology.

    After the Department calculated the amount for the Outlying Areas and the Native American program, the amount available for PY 2018 allotments to the states is $883,868,137. This total amount is below the required $1 billion threshold specified in WIOA sec. 127(b)(1)(C)(iv)(IV); therefore, the Department did not apply the WIOA additional minimum provisions. Instead, as required by WIOA, the minimums of 90 percent of the prior year allotment percentage and 0.25 percent state minimum floor apply. The Department used this same methodology to set a floor on the annual variation in allotments almost continuously for more than two decades. See sec. 262(b)(2) of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) (Pub. L. 97-300), (as amended by sec. 207 of the Job Training Reform Amendments of 1992, Pub. L. 102-367); sec. 127(b)(1)(C)(iv)(IV) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-220). WIOA also provides that no state may receive an allotment that is more than 130 percent of the allotment percentage for the state for the previous year. The three data factors required by WIOA sec. 127(b)(1)(C)(ii) for the PY 2018 Youth Activities state formula allotments are, summarized slightly, as follows:

    (1) The average number of unemployed individuals in Areas of Substantial Unemployment (ASUs) for the 12-month period, July 2016-June 2017 in each state compared to the total number of unemployed individuals in ASUs for all states;

    (2) Number of excess unemployed individuals or excess unemployed individuals in ASUs (depending on which is higher) averages for the same 12-month period used for ASU unemployed data compared to the total excess number in all states; and

    (3) Number of disadvantaged youth (age 16 to 21, excluding college students not in the workforce and military) from special tabulations of data from the American Community Survey (ACS), which the Department obtained from the Census Bureau in each state Start Printed Page 24352compared to the total number of disadvantaged youth in all states. The Department requested updated special tabulations for PY 2018. Census Bureau collected the data used in the special tabulations for disadvantaged youth between January 1, 2011-December 31, 2015.

    For purposes of identifying ASUs for the Youth Activities allotment formula, the Department continued to use the data made available by BLS (as described in the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Technical Memorandum No. S-17-18). For purposes of determining the number of disadvantaged youth, the Department used the special tabulations of ACS data available at http://www.doleta.gov/​budget/​disadvantagedYouthAdults.cfm.

    See TEGL No. 14-17 for further information.

    Adult Employment and Training Activities Allotments. The total appropriated funds for Adult Activities in PY 2018 is $845,556,000. After reducing the appropriated amount by $890,000 for evaluations and $2,136,000 for program integrity, $842,530,000 remains for Adult Activities, of which $840,423,675 is for states and $2,106,325 is for Outlying Areas. Table B shows the PY 2018 Adult Employment and Training Activities allotments and a state-by-state comparison of the PY 2018 allotments to PY 2017 allotments.

    In accordance with WIOA, the Department reserved the total available for the Outlying Areas at 0.25 percent of the full amount appropriated for Adult Activities (after the evaluations and program integrity set-asides). As discussed in the Youth Activities section above, in PY 2018 the Department will distribute the Adult Activities funding for the Outlying Areas, using the same principles, formula, and data as used for outlying areas for Youth Activities. The Department will accept comments on this methodology. After determining the amount for the Outlying Areas, the Department used the statutory formula to distribute the remaining amount available for allotments to the states. The Department did not apply the WIOA minimum provisions for the PY 2018 allotments because the total amount available for the states was below the $960 million threshold required for Adult Activities in WIOA sec. 132(b)(1)(B)(iv)(IV). Instead, as required by WIOA, the minimums of 90 percent of the prior year allotment percentage and 0.25 percent state minimum floor apply. As noted above, the Department applied this same methodology to set a floor on the annual variation in allotments almost continuously for more than two decades. WIOA also provides that no state may receive an allotment that is more than 130 percent of the allotment percentage for the state for the previous year. The three formula data factors for the Adult Activities program are the same as those used for the Youth Activities formula, except the Department used data for the number of disadvantaged adults (age 22 to 72, excluding college students not in the workforce and military).

    Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities Allotments. The amount appropriated for Dislocated Worker activities in PY 2018 totals $1,261,719,000. The total appropriation includes formula funds for the states, while the National Reserve is used for National Dislocated Worker Grants, technical assistance and training, demonstration projects, and the Outlying Areas' Dislocated Worker allotments. After reducing the appropriated amount by $1,325,000 for evaluations and $3,180,000 for program integrity, a total of $1,257,214,000 remains available for Dislocated Worker activities. The amount available for Outlying Areas is $3,143,035, leaving $216,865,965 for the National Reserve and a total of $1,037,205,000 available for states. As for the Adult program, Table C shows the PY 2018 Dislocated Worker activities allotments and a state-by-state comparison of the PY 2018 allotments to PY 2017 allotments.

    As for the Adult Activities program, the Department reserved the total available for the Outlying Areas at 0.25 percent of the full amount appropriated for Dislocated Worker Activities (after the evaluations and program integrity set-asides). Similar to Youth and Adult funds, instead of competition, in PY 2018 the Department will use the same pro rata share as the areas received for the PY 2018 WIOA Adult Activities program to distribute the Outlying Areas' Dislocated Worker funds, the same methodology used in PY 2017. The Department will accept comments on this methodology.

    The three data factors required in WIOA sec. 132(b)(2)(B)(ii) for the PY 2018 Dislocated Worker state formula allotments are, summarized slightly, as follows:

    (1) Relative number of unemployed, averages for the 12-month period, October 2016-September 2017;

    (2) Relative number of excess unemployed individuals, averages for the 12-month period, October 2016-September 2017; and

    (3) Relative number of long-term unemployed, averages for the 12-month period, October 2016-September 2017.

    In PY 2018, under WIOA the Dislocated Worker formula uses minimum and maximum provisions. No state may receive an allotment that is less than 90 percent of the state's prior year allotment percentage or more than 130 percent of the state's prior year allotment percentage.

    Wagner-Peyser Act ES Final Allotments. The appropriated level for PY 2018 for ES grants totals $666,413,000. After reducing the appropriated amount by $833,000 for evaluations and $1,999,000 for program integrity, a total of $663,581,000 remains available for ES programs. After determining the funding for Outlying Areas, the Department calculated allotments to states using the formula set forth at section 6 of the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49e). The Department based PY 2018 formula allotments on each state's share of calendar year 2017 monthly averages of the civilian labor force (CLF) and unemployment. Section 6(b)(4) of the Wagner-Peyser Act requires the Secretary to set aside up to three percent of the total funds available for ES to ensure that each state will have sufficient resources to maintain statewide ES activities. In accordance with this provision, the Department included the three percent set aside funds in this total allotment. The Department distributed the set-aside funds in two steps to states that have experienced a reduction in their relative share of the total resources available this year from their relative share of the total resources available the previous year. In Step 1, states that have a CLF below one million and are also below the median CLF density were maintained at 100 percent of their relative share of prior year resources. ETA calculated the median CLF density based on CLF data provided by the BLS for calendar year 2017. The Department distributed all remaining set-aside funds on a pro-rata basis in Step 2 to all other states experiencing reductions in relative share from the prior year but not meeting the size and density criteria for Step 1. The distribution of ES funds (Table D) includes $661,963,420 for states, as well as $1,617,580 for Outlying Areas.

    Section 7(a) of the Wagner-Peyser Act (49 U.S.C. § 49f(a)) authorizes states to use 90 percent of funds allotted to a state for labor exchange services and other career services such as job search and placement services to job seekers; appropriate recruitment services for employers; program evaluations; Start Printed Page 24353developing and providing labor market and occupational information; developing management information systems; and administering the work test for unemployment insurance claimants. Section 7(b) of the Wagner-Peyser Act states that 10 percent of the total sums allotted to each state must be reserved for use by the Governor to provide performance incentives for public ES offices and programs, provide services for groups with special needs, and to provide for the extra costs of exemplary models for delivering services of the type described in section 7(a) and models for enhancing professional development and career advancement opportunities of state agency staff.

    Workforce Information Grants Allotments. Total PY 2018 funding for Workforce Information Grants allotments to states is $32,000,000. After reducing the total by $96,000 for program integrity, $31,904,000 is available for Workforce Information Grants. Table E contains the allotment figures for each state and Outlying Area. The Department distributes the funds by administrative formula, with a reserve of $176,570 for Guam and the United States Virgin Islands. Guam and the United States Virgin Islands allotment amounts are partially based on CLF data. The Department distributes the remaining funds to the states with 40 percent distributed equally to all states and 60 percent distributed based on each state's share of CLF for the 12 months ending September 2017.

    Table A—U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIOA Youth Activities State Allotments Comparison of PY 2018 Allotments vs PY 2017 Allotments

    StatePY 2017PY 2018Difference% Difference
    Total Appropriated$873,416,000$903,416,000$30,000,0003.43
    Total (WIOA Youth Activities)866,560,920899,577,00033,016,0803.81
    Alabama15,935,82616,810,423874,5975.49
    Alaska2,749,5563,248,821499,26518.16
    Arizona21,927,44822,132,740205,2920.94
    Arkansas7,020,3536,559,046(461,307)−6.57
    California122,708,017122,420,854(287,163)−0.23
    Colorado10,014,1139,356,087(658,026)−6.57
    Connecticut10,849,93910,136,991(712,948)−6.57
    Delaware2,128,5722,209,67081,0983.81
    District of Columbia3,048,7273,369,642320,91510.53
    Florida47,191,03350,918,1303,727,0977.90
    Georgia27,497,97225,691,083(1,806,889)−6.57
    Hawaii2,128,5722,209,67081,0983.81
    Idaho2,636,6882,463,432(173,256)−6.57
    Illinois45,262,69642,733,627(2,529,069)−5.59
    Indiana15,281,19014,277,065(1,004,125)−6.57
    Iowa5,042,1664,779,676(262,490)−5.21
    Kansas4,626,4625,170,980544,51811.77
    Kentucky13,006,05913,770,245764,1865.88
    Louisiana15,937,36117,165,6571,228,2967.71
    Maine2,873,3332,684,527(188,806)−6.57
    Maryland13,351,95712,474,601(877,356)−6.57
    Massachusetts13,965,30313,047,645(917,658)−6.57
    Michigan26,603,95228,612,0132,008,0617.55
    Minnesota8,630,21210,094,7721,464,56016.97
    Mississippi10,648,63710,053,302(595,335)−5.59
    Missouri14,750,86814,066,190(684,678)−4.64
    Montana2,128,5722,209,67081,0983.81
    Nebraska2,432,5702,656,124223,5549.19
    Nevada9,913,2699,261,869(651,400)−6.57
    New Hampshire2,128,5722,209,67081,0983.81
    New Jersey22,296,34520,831,255(1,465,090)−6.57
    New Mexico7,484,2419,176,8741,692,63322.62
    New York49,406,01050,223,205817,1951.65
    North Carolina28,746,95127,731,837(1,015,114)−3.53
    North Dakota2,128,5722,209,67081,0983.81
    Ohio30,130,20936,354,9426,224,73320.66
    Oklahoma7,802,0229,577,4061,775,38422.76
    Oregon10,245,4499,572,222(673,227)−6.57
    Pennsylvania32,264,69439,419,6027,154,90822.18
    Puerto Rico25,176,03826,554,3691,378,3315.47
    Rhode Island3,582,5073,347,101(235,406)−6.57
    South Carolina13,932,90413,017,374(915,530)−6.57
    South Dakota2,128,5722,209,67081,0983.81
    Tennessee16,934,92217,503,950569,0283.36
    Texas58,289,67875,959,29817,669,62030.31
    Utah3,323,8403,656,938333,09810.02
    Vermont2,128,5722,209,67081,0983.81
    Virginia14,084,39913,158,915(925,484)−6.57
    Washington18,561,13219,115,058553,9262.98
    West Virginia6,247,5355,837,010(410,525)−6.57
    Wisconsin11,985,44111,197,879(787,562)−6.57
    Wyoming2,128,5722,209,67081,0983.81
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    State Total851,428,600883,868,13732,439,5373.81
    American Samoa227,760236,7548,9943.95
    Guam773,087803,61530,5283.95
    Northern Marianas422,385439,06416,6793.95
    Palau75,00075,00000.00
    Virgin Islands635,674660,77525,1013.95
    Outlying Areas Total2,133,9062,215,20881,3023.81
    Native Americans12,998,41413,493,655495,2413.81
    Evaluations set aside2,488,0001,129,000(1,359,000)−54.62
    Program Integrity set aside4,367,0802,710,000(1,657,080)−37.94

    Table B—U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIOA Adult Activities State Allotments Comparison of PY 2018 Allotments vs PY 2017 Allotments

    StatePY 2017PY 2018Difference% Difference
    Total Appropriated$815,556,000$845,556,000$30,000,0003.68
    Total (WIOA Adult Activities)809,155,220842,530,00033,374,7804.12
    Alabama15,399,35416,327,908928,5546.03
    Alaska2,571,5163,040,398468,88218.23
    Arizona20,673,07120,986,794313,7231.52
    Arkansas6,691,6896,270,928(420,761)−6.29
    California117,464,601117,884,993420,3920.36
    Colorado9,286,3738,702,463(583,910)−6.29
    Connecticut9,998,6299,369,933(628,696)−6.29
    Delaware2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    District of Columbia2,797,1882,986,342189,1546.76
    Florida47,011,00451,443,0344,432,0309.43
    Georgia26,342,21724,685,866(1,656,351)−6.29
    Hawaii2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    Idaho2,448,9532,294,967(153,986)−6.29
    Illinois42,455,72140,226,996(2,228,725)−5.25
    Indiana13,857,41712,986,088(871,329)−6.29
    Iowa3,620,8713,393,197(227,674)−6.29
    Kansas3,832,1894,357,065524,87613.70
    Kentucky13,297,30813,740,037442,7293.33
    Louisiana15,196,12416,647,2871,451,1639.55
    Maine2,609,5322,445,449(164,083)−6.29
    Maryland12,390,85611,611,741(779,115)−6.29
    Massachusetts12,457,53411,674,227(783,307)−6.29
    Michigan24,352,53226,127,4501,774,9187.29
    Minnesota7,225,9048,472,2151,246,31117.25
    Mississippi10,146,4789,681,200(465,278)−4.59
    Missouri13,746,33413,103,150(643,184)−4.68
    Montana2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    Nebraska2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    Nevada9,643,2799,036,927(606,352)−6.29
    New Hampshire2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    New Jersey21,541,93820,187,420(1,354,518)−6.29
    New Mexico7,159,1488,901,1221,741,97424.33
    New York47,853,40849,370,7371,517,3293.17
    North Carolina27,433,39726,346,674(1,086,723)−3.96
    North Dakota2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    Ohio27,953,25933,780,8035,827,54420.85
    Oklahoma7,504,4909,074,6101,570,12020.92
    Oregon9,805,4499,188,900(616,549)−6.29
    Pennsylvania29,375,77536,348,8636,973,08823.74
    Puerto Rico26,646,86227,814,3711,167,5094.38
    Rhode Island3,065,9372,873,156(192,781)−6.29
    South Carolina13,413,83012,570,393(843,437)−6.29
    South Dakota2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    Tennessee16,453,87917,019,935566,0563.44
    Texas55,507,82271,907,13616,399,31429.54
    Utah2,791,0052,867,02476,0192.72
    Vermont2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    Virginia13,095,51312,272,091(823,422)−6.29
    Washington17,333,73418,013,252679,5183.92
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    West Virginia6,199,5425,809,726(389,816)−6.29
    Wisconsin10,320,1919,671,276(648,915)−6.29
    Wyoming2,017,8312,101,05983,2284.12
    State Total807,132,332840,423,67533,291,3434.12
    American Samoa215,479224,7099,2304.28
    Guam731,402762,73131,3294.28
    Northern Marianas399,609416,72717,1184.28
    Palau75,00075,00000.00
    Virgin Islands601,398627,15825,7604.28
    Outlying Areas Total2,022,8882,106,32583,4374.12
    Evaluations set aside2,323,000890,000(1,433,000)−61.69
    Program Integrity set aside4,077,7802,136,000(1,941,780)−47.62

    Table C—U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIOA Dislocated Worker Activities State Allotments Comparison of PY 2018 Allotments vs PY 2017 Allotments

    StatePY 2017PY 2018Difference% Difference
    Total Appropriated$1,241,719,000$1,261,719,000$20,000,0001.61
    Total (WIOA Dislocated Worker Activities)1,231,974,4051,257,214,00025,239,5952.05
    Alabama20,979,19819,335,341(1,643,857)−7.84
    Alaska3,691,5974,914,4861,222,88933.13
    Arizona25,219,54123,243,426(1,976,115)−7.84
    Arkansas6,946,3136,402,024(544,289)−7.84
    California151,913,910154,748,3522,834,4421.87
    Colorado11,035,39710,170,702(864,695)−7.84
    Connecticut15,909,90814,663,263(1,246,645)−7.84
    Delaware2,103,7412,460,357356,61616.95
    District of Columbia4,870,1706,483,4761,613,30633.13
    Florida58,254,65753,690,026(4,564,631)−7.84
    Georgia36,286,30940,436,8844,150,57511.44
    Hawaii1,757,9071,620,164(137,743)−7.84
    Idaho2,136,1251,968,746(167,379)−7.84
    Illinois68,248,49362,900,780(5,347,713)−7.84
    Indiana15,279,47414,082,228(1,197,246)−7.84
    Iowa4,495,0134,142,800(352,213)−7.84
    Kansas4,508,7094,670,889162,1803.60
    Kentucky13,849,19917,761,9383,912,73928.25
    Louisiana15,576,30620,736,1575,159,85133.13
    Maine2,910,1852,682,153(228,032)−7.84
    Maryland16,638,44815,334,717(1,303,731)−7.84
    Massachusetts17,226,84515,877,010(1,349,835)−7.84
    Michigan32,469,41729,925,227(2,544,190)−7.84
    Minnesota7,681,8558,704,6331,022,77813.31
    Mississippi13,860,85812,774,770(1,086,088)−7.84
    Missouri15,350,46314,147,654(1,202,809)−7.84
    Montana1,693,7741,561,056(132,718)−7.84
    Nebraska2,359,3592,397,86238,5031.63
    Nevada15,103,43013,919,978(1,183,452)−7.84
    New Hampshire1,907,7911,758,303(149,488)−7.84
    New Jersey34,753,49332,030,331(2,723,162)−7.84
    New Mexico10,266,72013,667,7033,400,98333.13
    New York55,904,10251,523,652(4,380,450)−7.84
    North Carolina32,747,32030,181,355(2,565,965)−7.84
    North Dakota881,051812,015(69,036)−7.84
    Ohio29,804,48039,677,5979,873,11733.13
    Oklahoma6,954,7197,724,855770,13611.07
    Oregon12,662,30011,670,127(992,173)−7.84
    Pennsylvania42,289,16853,520,09111,230,92326.56
    Puerto Rico33,402,88244,468,01511,065,13333.13
    Rhode Island4,482,4674,131,237(351,230)−7.84
    South Carolina16,832,56315,513,622(1,318,941)−7.84
    South Dakota958,8261,163,056204,23021.30
    Tennessee20,727,43719,103,308(1,624,129)−7.84
    Texas49,097,49762,116,36513,018,86826.52
    Utah3,927,3784,395,205467,82711.91
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    Vermont797,048859,69362,6457.86
    Virginia15,174,45113,985,434(1,189,017)−7.84
    Washington29,054,46226,777,856(2,276,606)−7.84
    West Virginia8,137,6167,499,981(637,635)−7.84
    Wisconsin12,769,72411,769,133(1,000,591)−7.84
    Wyoming957,6041,098,967141,36314.76
    State Total1,012,847,7001,037,205,00024,357,3002.40
    American Samoa328,076335,3087,2322.20
    Guam1,113,5921,138,13924,5472.20
    Northern Marianas608,422621,83613,4142.20
    Palau114,191111,914(2,277)−1.99
    Virgin Islands915,655935,83820,1832.20
    Outlying Areas Total3,079,9363,143,03563,0992.05
    National Reserve*216,046,769216,865,965819,1960.38
    Evaluations set aside3,536,0001,325,000(2,211,000)−62.53
    Program Integrity set aside6,208,5953,180,000(3,028,595)−48.78
    * The PY 2017 Dislocated Worker National Reserve amount reflects the initial appropriation; however, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 contained a $12.5M rescission to the Dislocated Worker National Reserve, decreasing funding in that category to $203,546,769.

    Table D—U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Employment Service (Wagner-Peyser) PY 2018 vs PY 2017 Final Allotments

    StateFinal PY 2017Final PY 2018Difference% Difference
    Total Appropriated$671,413,000$666,413,000($5,000,000)−0.74
    Total (WIOA ES Activities)666,229,935663,581,000(2,648,935)−0.40
    Alabama9,027,1358,908,780(118,355)−1.31
    Alaska7,242,2377,213,442(28,795)−0.40
    Arizona12,978,92913,165,903186,9741.44
    Arkansas5,217,9195,162,355(55,564)−1.06
    California78,969,90078,345,199(624,701)−0.79
    Colorado10,468,60610,389,581(79,025)−0.75
    Connecticut7,612,7397,574,461(38,278)−0.50
    Delaware1,860,8971,858,689(2,208)−0.12
    District of Columbia2,015,4551,988,531(26,924)−1.34
    Florida38,312,40038,144,961(167,439)−0.44
    Georgia19,771,26919,921,213149,9440.76
    Hawaii2,380,0362,352,566(27,470)−1.15
    Idaho6,034,0736,010,081(23,992)−0.40
    Illinois27,568,32027,275,919(292,401)−1.06
    Indiana12,751,88312,602,609(149,274)−1.17
    Iowa6,179,0486,113,562(65,486)−1.06
    Kansas5,509,9615,469,981(39,980)−0.73
    Kentucky8,242,6058,204,609(37,996)−0.46
    Louisiana9,072,5998,977,219(95,380)−1.05
    Maine3,588,4063,574,138(14,268)−0.40
    Maryland12,194,67712,141,754(52,923)−0.43
    Massachusetts13,481,61913,412,552(69,067)−0.51
    Michigan20,282,45620,064,262(218,194)−1.08
    Minnesota10,916,78210,913,401(3,381)−0.03
    Mississippi5,540,6755,475,041(65,634)−1.18
    Missouri12,085,36711,926,706(158,661)−1.31
    Montana4,931,0744,911,468(19,606)−0.40
    Nebraska5,270,6505,167,751(102,899)−1.95
    Nevada6,059,2576,016,403(42,854)−0.71
    New Hampshire2,611,8192,587,728(24,091)−0.92
    New Jersey18,686,25518,492,789(193,466)−1.04
    New Mexico5,533,5345,511,533(22,001)−0.40
    New York38,225,46938,073,357(152,112)−0.40
    North Carolina19,331,99119,246,083(85,908)−0.44
    North Dakota5,021,3105,001,345(19,965)−0.40
    Ohio23,078,54223,186,548108,0060.47
    Oklahoma7,090,0707,052,012(38,058)−0.54
    Oregon8,065,6028,017,942(47,660)−0.59
    Pennsylvania26,109,47025,958,852(150,618)−0.58
    Puerto Rico6,712,9676,637,872(75,095)−1.12
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    Rhode Island2,370,9672,334,313(36,654)−1.55
    South Carolina9,245,1529,156,790(88,362)−0.96
    South Dakota4,640,8454,622,393(18,452)−0.40
    Tennessee12,465,12612,319,202(145,924)−1.17
    Texas50,422,01251,437,4231,015,4112.01
    Utah6,013,8245,925,522(88,302)−1.47
    Vermont2,174,0352,165,391(8,644)−0.40
    Virginia15,801,14315,736,130(65,013)−0.41
    Washington14,769,36014,707,432(61,928)−0.42
    West Virginia5,311,9055,290,785(21,120)−0.40
    Wisconsin11,756,93311,632,564(124,369)−1.06
    Wyoming3,600,5933,586,277(14,316)−0.40
    State Total664,605,898661,963,420(2,642,478)−0.40
    Guam311,744310,505(1,239)−0.40
    Virgin Islands1,312,2931,307,075(5,218)−0.40
    Outlying Areas Total1,624,0371,617,580(6,457)−0.40
    Evaluations set aside1,826,000833,000(993,000)−54.38
    Program Integrity set aside3,357,0651,999,000(1,358,065)−40.45

    Table E—U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Workforce Information Grants to States PY 2018 vs PY 2017 Allotments

    StatePY 2017PY 2018Difference% Difference
    Total with Program Integrity$32,000,000$32,000,000$00.00
    Total31,840,00031,904,00064,0000.20
    Alabama500,653501,5098560.17
    Alaska286,485287,0265410.19
    Arizona625,139633,9958,8561.42
    Arkansas404,113404,109(4)0.00
    California2,515,2262,510,570(4,656)−0.19
    Colorado585,031592,8807,8491.34
    Connecticut468,956469,6967400.16
    Delaware300,334300,167(167)−0.06
    District of Columbia290,313291,1438300.29
    Florida1,402,1841,432,99930,8152.20
    Georgia819,642837,52217,8802.18
    Hawaii325,006325,8668600.26
    Idaho339,637341,1871,5500.46
    Illinois1,026,7311,009,506(17,225)−1.68
    Indiana640,403637,470(2,933)−0.46
    Iowa447,097443,793(3,304)−0.74
    Kansas421,676419,199(2,477)−0.59
    Kentucky477,694486,2778,5831.80
    Louisiana498,566492,418(6,148)−1.23
    Maine324,364326,7942,4300.75
    Maryland619,671624,1254,4540.72
    Massachusetts670,024675,7255,7010.85
    Michigan816,135819,6223,4870.43
    Minnesota603,738602,174(1,564)−0.26
    Mississippi396,216396,4282120.05
    Missouri616,601607,825(8,776)−1.42
    Montana305,779306,1904110.13
    Nebraska364,584363,280(1,304)−0.36
    Nevada413,767414,2334660.11
    New Hampshire332,445332,8323870.12
    New Jersey786,208777,919(8,289)−1.05
    New Mexico353,041354,0691,0280.29
    New York1,394,8191,380,696(14,123)−1.01
    North Carolina816,832825,7738,9411.09
    North Dakota293,299293,5062070.07
    Ohio927,722923,124(4,598)−0.50
    Oklahoma462,774459,868(2,906)−0.63
    Oregon485,244491,5246,2801.29
    Pennsylvania1,015,4671,005,428(10,039)−0.99
    Puerto Rico378,636375,763(2,873)−0.76
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    Rhode Island309,389309,4981090.04
    South Carolina515,922517,9372,0150.39
    South Dakota297,615297,9993840.13
    Tennessee614,415619,4745,0590.82
    Texas1,819,0941,831,15712,0630.66
    Utah420,394427,8527,4581.77
    Vermont284,535284,8713360.12
    Virginia745,883752,2036,3200.85
    Washington672,748681,3018,5531.27
    West Virginia336,852336,297(555)−0.16
    Wisconsin615,095615,2321370.02
    Wyoming279,390279,379(11)0.00
    State Total31,663,58431,727,43063,8460.20
    Guam92,87592,961860.09
    Virgin Islands83,54183,609680.08
    Outlying Areas Total176,416176,5701540.09
    Program Integrity set aside160,00096,000(64,000)−40.00
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    Rosemary Lahasky,

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-11307 Filed 5-24-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4510-FN-P

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05/25/2018
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Labor Department
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Employment and Training Administration
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2018-11307
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The Department must receive comments on the formula used to allot funds to the Outlying Areas by June 25, 2018.
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