Alaska Statutes.
Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 15. Employment Services
Section 840. Grants For Technical and Vocational Education.
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AS 23.15.840. Grants For Technical and Vocational Education.

(a) The board shall award grants, in accordance with the priority list adopted under (f) of this section, to technical and vocational education entities. A technical and vocational education entity is eligible for a grant under this section if the entity meets program requirements, the grant program is physically located in Alaska, and the entity can demonstrate that

(1) the entity's accounting systems include controls adequate to check the accuracy and reliability of accounting data, promote operating efficiency, and assure compliance with program requirements and generally accepted accounting principles;

(2) the entity's activities do not replace or compete in any way with a federally approved apprenticeship program or any other existing training programs; and

(3) the entity has secured matching funds for the program for which the grant is requested.

(b) The board may not award a grant if the grant would displace money available through existing public or private technical and vocational education programs.

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

(1) industry-specific training;

(2) on-the-job training; and

(3) institutional or classroom job-linked training.

(d) A technical or vocational educational institution that receives a grant from the board shall give appropriate state agencies full access to accounting records concerning the grant to assure compliance with program standards.

(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 technical and vocational education program account, including amounts spent by the board itself, does not exceed five percent. A training program funded by the board must

(1) meet the standards adopted by the board concerning the percentage of a grant that may be spent on administrative costs;

(2) be operated by an institution that holds a valid authorization to operate issued under AS 14.48 if the program is a postsecondary educational program operated by a postsecondary educational institution subject to regulation under AS 14.48.

(f) To the extent that funding is available, grants shall be awarded to entities that apply for funding by the deadline established by the board by regulation. The board shall give priority to grant applications from qualified entities whose purpose is listed first on the list of priorities adopted under this subsection. If money remains after grants for the first priority have been awarded, the board may make grants to entities whose purpose is listed next on the list of priorities. The board shall proceed in this fashion until it has exhausted the money available for granting for the year. The board shall adopt a priority list each year based on economic, employment, and other relevant data in order to maximize employment opportunities for participants.

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