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 Transitional Jobs program. LCMs are also being released concurrently to provide program instructions and funding information for the Health Care Jobs program and the Green Jobs Corps program.
A total of $25 million - $5 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds and $20 million in Emergency Contingency Fund for State TANF programs - will be distributed to districts to establish subsidized jobs with public or private organizations through the OTDA Transitional Jobs Program. District allocations for the OTDA Transitional Jobs Program are included in Attachment B. The Transitional Jobs Program will permit districts to establish subsidized jobs lasting up to 12 months at an hourly rate of at least $8.00 per hour for up to 28 hours per week of paid employment and at least seven hours per week of paid education and training activities.