Alaska Statutes.
Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 15. Employment Services
Section 645. Duties and Powers of the Department.
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AS 23.15.645. Duties and Powers of the Department.

(a) The department shall award a grant to the board to

(1) administer a state training and employment program; and

(2) award grants to qualified entities.

(b) When a grant is awarded to the board, the department shall annually provide to the board a priority list of targeted projects or services, based on unemployment statistics, unemployment insurance claims, occupational and industrial projections, availability of other training and employment programs, and other relevant data. The department shall also provide annually to the board a priority list of criteria for eligibility to maximize services to those people most in need of training under AS 23.15.620 - 23.15.660. In developing the priority list for targeted projects and services, the department shall solicit comments from the Department of Education and Early Development, the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, the University of Alaska, organized labor, and the board. The department shall give preference to projects and services that train individuals in industries identified in the resident hire report required under AS 36.10.130 as employing a disproportionate percentage of nonresident individuals.

(c) The department may adopt regulations necessary to implement this chapter.

(d) The board, by regulation, shall establish grant administration requirements, including accounting procedures, that apply to qualified entities and their grantees.

(e) In making a grant under this section, the board shall require that the qualified entity and grantees of the qualified entity limit the amount of the grant proceeds spent on administration so that the total spent on administration from the proceeds of the employment assistance and training program account, including amounts spent by the board itself, does not exceed 20 percent of program expenses in the prior fiscal year.

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