Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0208    Version: 2 Name: TAA and Rapid Response Training Grants
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2020 In control: Health & Community Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/11/2020
Title: Joint resolution accepting the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response grant and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) grant; and approving an emergency appropriation in the amount of $155,038.88.
Attachments: 1. Workforce Rapid Response Grant 2.2020, 2. Workforce TAA Grant
Title
Joint resolution accepting the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response grant and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) grant; and approving an emergency appropriation in the amount of $155,038.88.

Staff Summary
* The TAA federal program provides funding for reemployment services to displaced workers who have lost their jobs as a result of increased imports or shifts in production outside the United States. The funds of $134,284.88 will be used for expenses associated with training and transportation of displaced workers and payment processing. The grant period is January 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
* The WIOA Rapid Response grant of $20,754 is for staffing expenses related to case management of the displaced workers. The grant period is July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021.

Body
RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has provided WIOA Rapid Response grant and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) grants totaling $134,284.88 to the Lake County Workforce Development Department; and,

WHEREAS, this TAA grant is for the program period of January 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, this grant covers training and transportation expenses for displaced workers and payment processing; and

WHEREAS, WIOA Rapid Response grant is for the program period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021; and

WHEREAS, this funding covers staffing expenses related to case management of the displaced workers; and

WHEREAS, an emergency appropriation of $155,038.88 is requested to allocate these funds into the Workforce Department's county fiscal year 2020 budget and authorize acceptance of this grant.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by this County Board of Lake County, Illinois, that an emergency appropriation in the amount of $155,038.88 for the Workforce Development Department is hereby approved and that the WIOA Rapid Response and TAA gr...

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