NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKFORCE BOARDS UNVEILS ARPA PROGRAM GUIDE

LARGO, Md. and WASHINGTON, July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), in partnership with the Prince George’s County Workforce Development Board and Employ Prince George’s (EPG), is proud to unveil a Workforce Development Program Training Guide ‘work describing the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) policies, definitions, and procedures for the state of Maryland.

ARPA has authorized the creation of a new $350 billion The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLRFF) program, which in turn has reserved significant fiscal and regulatory authority for states. Although he was engaged specifically to provide advice to eleven local labor boards in the state of Marylandthis guide is a framework that can be adapted to each state’s workforce development context.

“This product demonstrates the depth of work done at NAWB and the value of that work to the local Workforce Development Councils that make up the public workforce system,” said the President and CEO. the management of NAWB. Ronald Painter. “This guide will allow local councils across the country to confidently deploy much-needed ARPA funds for workforce development programs in their areas. I’m glad NAWB was able to step in and improve existing frameworks around SLFRF dollars, and I thank Prince George’s Countythe Maryland Workforce Association, EPG and Walter Simmons for undertaking this project.

“Covid-19 is a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic with devastating economic impacts. Prince George’s County management and the Maryland General Assembly acted quickly, invested and trusted from Maryland local workforce development councils that our residents will return to. We couldn’t risk anything and enlisted the best in the business to guide us with these funds, the National Association of Workforce Boards. Prince George’s County has already used these funds to get 1,000 job seekers back to work, we look forward to getting thousands more back to work and hopefully states across United States invest in their local workforce development boards,” said Waler Simmons.

In addition to an overview of important SLFRF dates and obligations, the training guide reviews, interprets and expands guidance on the use and purpose of funds; eligible beneficiaries; usage limits; and reporting requirements. It provides concrete examples for the demonstration of these programmatic and regulatory concepts. Finally, the guide includes new tools developed by NAWB to help LWDBs determine permitted uses and recipients of SLFRF funds, including a first-of-its-kind interactive mapping of qualified census leads in the state of Maryland.

For more information on the ARPA guide, contact Kyle Marinelli at [email protected]

To employ Prince George (EPG) provides workforce information and solutions for job seekers and businesses. EPG’s mission is to contribute to the economic vitality of Prince George’s County by providing a demand-driven system that delivers skilled workers to businesses and provides job seekers with career opportunities in high-demand, high-growth industries.
For more information, please visit www.Employpg.org.

The National Association of Workforce Boards represents more than 500 Workforce Development Boards that work with education and economic development actors in their local communities to administer workforce development and skills training programs that meet the needs of workers, industry and local regions. For more information on NAWB’s latest work and new initiatives, please visit www.nawb.org.

SOURCE Employ Prince George’s

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