Recovery Act Funding Priorities

Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board, Lancaster, PA

stimulus2In response to the funding that is being made available to local workforce investment areas through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board puts forward this document which is the framework of its plan for funding priorities. The enactment of the ARRA will nearly double the amount of workforce funds available in our workforce investment area.

As a result, we will be able to serve many more adults, especially customers who are collecting public assistance; many more dislocated workers, including a greater number of unemployment compensation (UC) claimants; and many more youth, especially during the summer months. We believe that strategically we must maximize the efforts on behalf of our fellow citizens to provide them with training and placement services that will get them back to work as quickly as jobs become available. By dramatically increasing the number of customers we serve, we will help to stimulate the economy. At the same time, we have the opportunity to build out our existing system to increase the depth and breadth of what we do. Any plan must keep both priorities in mind.

Local Workforce Investment Area Strategy

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Local Workforce Investment Area Strategy

Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board, Lancaster, PA

In response to the funding that is being made available to local workforce investment areas through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board puts forward this document which is the framework of its strategy for implementing programming funded by the Act. ARRA funding will nearly double the amount of workforce funds available in our workforce investment area.

As a result, we will be able to serve many more adults, especially customers who are collecting public assistance; many more dislocated workers, including a greater number of unemployment compensation (UC) claimants; and many more youth, especially during the summer months. We believe that strategically we must maximize the efforts on behalf of our fellow citizens to provide them with training and placement services that will get them back to work as quickly as jobs become available. By dramatically increasing the number of customers we serve, we will help to stimulate the economy. At the same time, we have the opportunity to build out our existing system to increase the depth and breadth of what we do. Any plan must keep both priorities in mind.