Alaska Statutes.
Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 15. Employment Services
Section 640. Services For Eligible People; Repayment.
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AS 23.15.640. Services For Eligible People; Repayment.

(a) Subject to the limits of its grant, an entity receiving a grant under AS 23.15.651 shall provide one or more program elements. The program elements include

(1) industry-specific training;

(2) on-the-job training;

(3) institutional or classroom job-linked training;

(4) support services, including allowances;

(5) relocation assistance; or

(6) provisions of necessary tools, work-related clothing, safety gear, or other necessities to obtain or retain employment.

(b) A granting entity may award a grant that includes a program element listed in (a)(4), (a)(5), or (a)(6) of this section only if all funds from other assistance or aid programs or grants for that purpose are either not available to the granting entity or have been exhausted.

(c) The department shall require an individual who participated in a program that was funded at least in part by a grant under AS 23.15.651 and that included as a program element the provision of necessary tools, work-related clothing, safety gear, or other necessities to obtain or retain employment under (a)(6) of this section to reimburse the department for the portion of the grant that was spent on an element listed in (a)(6) of this section. Repayment shall begin no later than six months after the individual completes or leaves the state training and employment program and may not be less than $25 each calendar month. The department shall separately account for receipts under this subsection. The annual estimated receipts may be used by the legislature to make appropriations to the department to the employment assistance and training program account (AS 23.15.625 ) for grants under AS 23.15.651 . The department shall institute collection procedures on outstanding promissory notes for amounts due under this subsection. Collection procedures must include obtaining a judgment for default on a promissory note. The department shall seek satisfaction of the judgment from an individual's permanent fund dividend to the extent possible under AS 43.23.065 until the judgment has been satisfied. The department shall implement this subsection by regulation.

(d) In this section, a support service under (a)(4) of this section means a service provided to an individual participating in a training program described in (a)(1) - (3) of this section to enable the individual to participate in the training.

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