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Jobs for Veterans Act

How the Jobs for Veterans Act (P.L. 107-288) Applies to
THE NATIONAL FARM WORKER JOBS PROGRAM (NFJP)

Jobs for Veterans Act


17 BASIC QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Applicable to The National Farm Worker Jobs Program


NOTE:For ease of reference (away from the context of this Web site) the number of each basic question below is followed by the acronym of the program to which it applies. Example: For the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Workers program, the first question is numbered 1ADW. For National Emergency Grants, the first question is numbered 1NEG.

  • Effect on The National Farmworker Jobs Program as a whole

1NFJP.          Will implementation of the veterans' priority established by the Jobs for Veterans Act (a) cause extensive changes in the way The National Farmworker Jobs Program is administered and (b) is this priority waivable (in the case of those programs that allow waivers)?

RESPONSE:

NFJP authorized by Section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, establishes specific eligibility criteria for migrants and seasonal farmworkers seeking services from the program. The Jobs for Veterans Act states that to obtain priority of service, a veteran must meet that program's eligibility requirements; therefore, we do not anticipate a change in the way the program is administered.

2NFJP.          What process will The National Farmworker Jobs Program need to go through in order to assure that its grant award document(s) and/or other applicable governing document(s) formally reflect any necessary changes and requirements?

RESPONSE:

Division of Seasonal Farmworkers Programs (DSFP) will work with the Office of Grants and Contracts Management to determine the specific boiler plate language that should be included in the grant documents to ensure compliance with P.L. 107-288.

3NFJP.          Are there any special obligations for The National Farmworker Jobs Program regarding public comment or input on such changes?

RESPONSE:

No. The NFJP grants are awarded through a Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGA) process; the most recent SGA, dated April 17, 2003, included an advisory to applicants that P.L. 107-288 applied to the NFJP program and that further guidance would be provided once it was developed.

4NFJP.          How is eligibility for The National Farmworker Jobs Program affected?

RESPONSE:

Eligibility for NFJP is not affected by the veterans' priority.

5NFJP.          Will The National Farmworker Jobs Program be expected to develop or meet any specific performance standards regarding service to veterans?

RESPONSE:

No. NFJP is part of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)'s Common Measures initiative, and performance standards reflect those common measures.

6NFJP.          Who will be responsible for monitoring implementation of the veterans' priority for The National Farmworker Jobs Program?

RESPONSE:

NFJP corresponding Federal Project Officers (FPOs), formerly Grant Officer Technical Representatives (GOTRs), are responsible for the day-to-day management of NFJP grants and therefore will also be responsible for the implementation of veterans' priority.

7NFJP.          Will The National Farmworker Jobs Program be responsible for annual or special reports on service rendered to veterans?

RESPONSE:

NFJP grants, as is the case with other WIA formula-funded grants, are required to submit an Annual Report on grant activities (participant outcomes and expenditures), which provide the basis for analysis of the grant's performance for the Program Year (PY).

8NFJP.          Will there be any consequences or ramifications for The National Farmworker Jobs Program for failing to provide priority of service to veterans?

RESPONSE:

There are always consequences for failing to comply with the law. NFJP is expected to comply with all provisions of the Jobs for Veterans Act. The Employment & Training Administration (ETA) will take such measures as are necessary to ensure that all grantees comply with veterans' priority requirements.

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