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CHAPTER 375

ECONOMIC AND EMPLOYMENT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED PERSONS (REPEALED.)

22VAC40-375-10. Definitions. (Repealed.)

The following words and terms when used in this regulation shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Chronically unemployed" means an individual who performs no work and earns no wages for 12 months or longer.

"Custodial parent" means the biological, adoptive or stepparent with whom the child resides.

"Demographics" means the population distribution of urban-versus-rural areas/regions.

"Department" means the Virginia Department of Social Services.

"Disadvantaged" means individuals who have economic or academic disadvantages and need assistance and services to enable them to succeed in career development and economic independence.

"Hard-to-employ" means individuals who face barriers to employment such as substance abuse, physical disabilities, domestic violence, learning disabilities, mental health issues, language barriers, chronic health problems and criminal convictions.

"Minor child" means a child who is under the age of 18, or if 18 and not yet 19, is enrolled and attending a secondary school or vocational/technical school of secondary equivalency and is expected to complete the high school or vocational/technical program prior to or in the month he attains age 19.

"Participant" means an individual who has been determined to be eligible to receive services under the Economic and Employment Improvement Program for Disadvantaged Persons and who is enrolled and receiving services under this program.

"Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)" means the program administered by the Virginia Department of Social Services and based on Title IV-A of the Social Security Act as amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) and §63.2-600 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003; repealed, Volume 24, Issue 5, eff. December 12, 2007.

22VAC40-375-20. Program description. (Repealed.)

A. In order to improve the employability of and provide assistance to disadvantaged, certain hard-to-employ and chronically unemployed persons through education and job skills programs:

1. The department may administer the Economic and Employment Improvement Program for Disadvantaged Persons program.

2. The program is designed to assist eligible participants to secure employment and move from minimum wage jobs to employment or college, or both, that will facilitate career development and economic independence.

B. Grant program project awards.

1. No more than 10 grants will be awarded.

2. Of any grant amount awarded for the program, no more than 15% of the total award may be used for administrative costs.

3. Grant applicants may include, but are not limited to, local workforce investment boards, local departments of social services, public and private colleges and universities, disability community organizations, community action agencies, and private entities such as community development corporations, both nonprofit and profit.

4. Funds will be equally distributed geographically throughout the Commonwealth taking into consideration demographics.

5. Grants can be renewed for a period not to exceed 12 months upon satisfactory evaluation of the program project performance.

Statutory Authority

§63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003; repealed, Volume 24, Issue 5, eff. December 12, 2007.

22VAC40-375-30. Grant applicant eligibility. (Repealed.)

Priority for awarding such grants shall be given to those whose proposals will benefit individuals satisfying the following criteria:

1. Historically underrepresented in Virginia institutions of higher education, and in management and at administrative levels in the business community;

2. Residing in counties, cities, and towns with high local stress indicators and in economically depressed regions of the Commonwealth;

3. Disproportionately represented in the workforce in minimum wage jobs and occupations requiring minimum education, training, and skills;

4. Ineligible to continue to receive public assistance under state and federal laws;

5. Eligible to participate in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program;

6. Returning to the community from state and federal correctional institutions;

7. Chronically unemployed or hard-to-employ;

8. Displaced by technological advances in industry; or

9. Subject to any combination thereof.

Statutory Authority

§63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003; repealed, Volume 24, Issue 5, eff. December 12, 2007.

22VAC40-375-40. Grantee responsibility. (Repealed.)

A. Grantees must operate their programs in accordance with, but not limited to, the requirements of this regulation; and

B. Grantees must, through performance outcomes, show that they meet the TANF objective of ending dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage pursuant to 42 USC §§601-619.

Statutory Authority

§63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003; repealed, Volume 24, Issue 5, eff. December 12, 2007.

22VAC40-375-50. Participant eligibility. (Repealed.)

In order to be eligible:

1. Participants must have at least one minor child and be either a custodial or noncustodial parent; and

2. Participants must have an income below 200% of the current federal poverty level as published by the federal Office of Management and Budget.

Statutory Authority

§63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003; repealed, Volume 24, Issue 5, eff. December 12, 2007.

22VAC40-375-60. Participant responsibility. (Repealed.)

A. Participants in the program that are not participating in the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare are required to work a minimum of eight hours per week in paid employment.

B. Participants are required to comply with the guidelines established by the individual grantees.

Statutory Authority

§63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 10, 2003; repealed, Volume 24, Issue 5, eff. December 12, 2007.