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Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Regional Workforce Training

Item 112.10 #4c

Item 112.10 #4c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Commerce And Trade
Housing and Community Development, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $1,500,000 GF

Language
Page 99, line 2, strike "$18,623,000" and insert "$20,123,000".
Page 99, strike lines 5 through 55, and insert:
"Out of the amounts for Economic and Community Development Services shall be provided $1,500,000 the second year from the general fund for two regional consortium grants to support specifically identified current and future workforce training needs of existing businesses in distressed regions of the state.  Applicants must identify existing industries important to economic growth in their regions; identify the skills and resources necessary in order to have a trained workforce to support those industries; identify current skills levels and skills gaps; develop a plan for remediating skills gaps and for developing necessary skills in workers; identify equipment and facilities, if any, needed to support training; form partnerships among local employers, local governments, and educational institutions; and provide local and industry matches for the regional grants.  To qualify as a “regional consortium” applicants must represent at least two counties or a city and a county."
Page 100, strike lines 1 through 58.
Page 101, strike lines 1 through 59.
Page 102, strike lines 1 through 59.
Page 103, strike lines 1 through 29.


Explanation
(This amendment provides $1.5 million from the general fund in the second year to provide grants to develop regional workforce training assessments.)