The purpose of this Local Commissioners Memorandum (LCM) is to advise social services districts (districts) that the enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2009-10 Budget contains funding for three new initiatives to support subsidized employment. This funding will be used to support services provided through the Green Jobs Corps, the Health Care Jobs program, and the Transitional Jobs program. The attached Subsidized Employment Programs Matrix provides a summary of each program model (see Attachment A). This LCM provides program instructions and funding award information for the Health Care Jobs program. LCMs are also being released concurrently to provide program instructions and fun Corps program and the Transitional Jobs program.
A total of $7 million - $5 million Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds and $2 million State funds - will be distributed to districts to establish a Health Care Jobs Program, the purpose of which is to establish subsidized employment opportunities for up to one year in the health care sector, including community outreach positions. The appropriation language dictates priority be given to districts with over 1,500 active adults in receipt of public assistance in households with children, and therefore, funding is made available by OTDA to Erie, Monroe, Nassau, Onondaga, Suffolk, Westchester and New York City. Should funds become available, OTDA may redistribute funding, including making awards to additional districts. District allocations are included in Attachment B of this LCM.