Job Training Partnership Act:
Information on Set-Aside Funding for Assistance to Older Workers
HRD-90-59FS: Published: Jan 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1990.
- Full Report:
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which states spent their Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) 3-percent funding set-aside to provide employment and training services to economically disadvantaged older workers.
GAO found that: (1) although states did not fully expend their set-aside funds, expenditure rates increased from 28 percent in 1984 to 70 percent in 1988; (2) states' slow development of services for older workers caused the initial underexpenditure of funds, and the resulting large carryover balances contributed to underspending in subsequent years; (3) 11 percent of adults terminating from JTPA in 1987 were older workers; and (4) 62 percent of those older workers were served through the 3-percent set-aside funds, 24 percent through regular JTPA funds, and 14 percent through dislocated worker program funds.