17 Dec 2014

Update Regarding Job Corps Funding

December 10, 2014

Late last night, the House released the FY 2015 Omnibus to fund the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Labor and Job Corps.  The proposed bipartisan agreement for Job Corps includes approximately $3 million in additional funds compared to FY 2014.

The FY 2015 Omnibus includes statutory language related to ensuring performance-driven procurements (see below).  In addition, the bill includes report language that directs DOL to:

  1. Report to Congress within 60 days of enactment on the policies and procedures that are in place to maximize student enrollment under Job Corps’ current appropriation;
  2. Provide semiannual updates to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on its implementation of financial management controls per the OIG’s audits; and
  3. Submit a detailed and comprehensive estimate of all costs and savings related to the closure of the Treasure Lake Job Corps Center.

The NJCA team continues to be in contact with the Appropriations Committees for further information and discussion.

We will keep you updated as news develops on the CRomnibus’ passage.

CRomnibus Statutory Language
Provided, That no funds from any other appropriation shall be used to provide meal services at or for Job Corps centers: Provided further, That an entity operating a Job Corps center that is ranked among the top 5 percent of all Job Corps centers based on the Outcome Measurement System for program year 2013 shall be eligible to compete in any selection process to operate such center that is carried out during the period beginning on October 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2015.

Below is a detailed FY 2015 funding chart. 

FY 2014 Enacted FY 2015 Request FY 2015 Final Bill Final Bill vs. FY 2014
Administration 30,147 32,330 32,330 +2,183
Operations 1,578,008 1,580,825 1,580,825 +2,817
Construction 80,000 75,000 75,000 -5,000