Bill S5919B-2013

Enacts the "New York state YouthBuild act"; appropriation

Enacts the "New York state YouthBuild act"; sets program requirements; authorizes grants to eligible YouthBuild participants and establishes application requirements; appropriates $20,000,000 per year for three years therefor.

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  • Mar 14, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 5919B
  • Mar 14, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Jan 17, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 5919A
  • Jan 17, 2014: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO FINANCE
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • Jul 22, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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BILL NUMBER:S5919B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "New York state YouthBuild act"; setting program requirements; authorizing the commissioner of education to make grants to eligible YouthBuild programs and to establish application requirements; expanding the number of YouthBuild programs in New York state; and making an appropriation therefor

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Enacts the New York State YouthBuild Act. This Act would create a nine member interagency board, appointed by the Governor, to oversee a three year demonstration program that would make grants to eligible YouthBuild applicants in order to revitalize and sustain existing YouthBuild programs and expand the number of Youth Build programs in New York State.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The legislation amends the Education Law by adding a new Section 4608 to establish the New York State YouthBuild Interagency Board. The board would be made up of nine members, each appointed by the Governor. The Commissioners of Education, Labor and the Division of Housing and Community Renewal would each nominate to the Governor three members to serve on the Board. The Board would then be authorized to issue grants from available funds to qualified YouthBuild programs in New York State.

The grants may be applied to cover the following costs associated with running a YouthBuild program: training for the rehabilitation or construction of housing for certain targeted populations; integrated education and work experience skills training services and activities; education; work experience and skills training apprenticeship program; assistance in attaining a post secondary education and required financial aid; counseling services; leadership development training; job seeking assistance and counseling for those participants who choose not to pursue a higher education and a training subsidy for participants. All YouthBuild participants are required to be full time enrollees in the program. All programs serving 28 trainees or more are required to employ a full time director. Administrative costs may not exceed ten percent of the amount of assistance provided.

Eligible participants are youth ages 16 - 24 who are economically disadvantaged, as defined in 29 United States Code 1503. In addition, candidates must also be a part of one of the following groups: persons who are not attending school and have not received a secondary school diploma or its equivalent; persons currently enrolled in a traditional or alternative school setting or HSED program who are in danger of dropping out or persons whose income are at or less than fifty percent of the area median income. Exceptions may be made for those individuals who do of meet the educational or income requirements but have demonstrated educational need despite the attainment of a high school diploma, provided that these individuals do not make up more than twenty-five percent of the program population.

Any not-for-profit private or public agencies with experience operating a YouthBuild program or with a plan to incubate a YouthBuild program would be eligible to receive funding. Applicants for funding must abide by the criteria-established in the legislation.

The bill appropriates the sum of $20 million per year for a period of three years in order to carry out the costs associated with the demonstration program. The State Education Department is directed to provide support staff to the Board as is necessary. On or before January 1, 2017, the Board shall contract with an independent consultant to evaluate and report to the Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly and the Temporary President of the Senate on the impact the demonstration project has had upon program participants, with regard to, but not limited to, HSED attainment, program completion, advancement to institutions of higher education and job placement.

EXISTING LAW: Existing law does not authorize the grants to eligible YouthBuild applicants for services and expenses for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this act.

JUSTIFICATION: YouthBuild has been working with at-risk young, people in New York State since 1978, when the program first started in East Harlem. It was expanded to the rest of the country with the passage of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992. Over 13,000 units of low-income housing have been produced by YouthBuild students since the program has gone nationwide.

YouthBuild is a comprehensive program that focuses on education, job training, leadership development, community service and life skills. Unemployed young people, ages 16 to 24, build affordable housing for homeless and low-income families in their communities. Participants split their time between the construction site and the classroom, where they earn their GED or high school diploma Counseling and support services are also offered to help students get into college or embark on a career path.

Currently, there are 226 YouthBuild programs in the United States. Of the 14 in New York State, only eight received federal funding in 2004.The increase in competition for these much-needed grants, coupled with the federal government's decision to cut back on the total pot of monies available, has fostered a funding environment that is increasingly difficult for New York's programs to survive. Four experienced chapters were forced to shut down in 2004. Only one of New York's existing programs received a federal appropriation for 2005.

YouthBuild is not just about creating affordable housing. It is about giving troubled adolescents an opportunity to turn their lives around. Most participants in the program are teens who have been expelled from school or have made repeated appearances in our juvenile court system for actions directly or indirectly related to drug abuse. Instead of allowing these youths to burden our criminal justice and social services systems years on end, YouthBuild turns them into productive contributors to society.

Many states nationwide have recognized the meaningful work of YouthBuild programs, and it is the intent of this legislation to fund the New York State programs, independent of federal funding. The appropriation associated with this project seeks to provide the means necessary to demonstrate the value of funding YouthBuild on a state level in comparison to the lifetime of costs spared to state and local governments with each individual who succeeds in their program.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Assembly: A2011-2012: A.22 - Referred to Education 2009-2010: A.483 - Referred to Education, amended, recommitted to Education 2007-2008: A.5639 Referred to Education 2005-2006: A.3233-Referred to Labor 2003-2004; A.294 - Referred to Labor 2002: Reported from Labor, referred to Ways & Means 2001: Referred to economic Development, reference changed to labor 2000: Reported from labor, referred to Ways & Means. Senate: 2002-2013, Died in Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To cover operating expenses for YouthBuild programs in New York State, it is estimated that an appropriation of approximately $20 million annually for three years would be necessary to ensure continuation of services and demonstrate the value of Youth Build to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The fifteenth of January next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5919--B 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE July 22, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERKINS, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance -- recommitted to the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to enacting the "New York state YouthBuild act"; setting program requirements; authorizing the commissioner of education to make grants to eligible YouthBuild programs and to establish application requirements; expanding the number of YouthBuild programs in New York state; and making an appro- priation therefor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "New York state YouthBuild act". S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature seeks to support economically disadvantaged youth, especially youth who have not finished high school, to obtain the education, work experience skills training, personal coun- seling, leadership development skills training, job placement assist- ance, and long-term follow-up services necessary for them to achieve permanent economic self-sufficiency, while at the same time providing valuable community service that addresses urgent community needs includ- ing the demand for affordable housing and the need for young role models and mentors for younger teenagers and children. The legislature further intends to foster the development of leader- ship skills and a commitment to community development among youth and to ensure maximum educational achievement of program participants through high school diploma or the equivalent attainment and transition to institutions of higher education, where appropriate.
The legislature further intends to provide communities the opportunity to establish or rebuild neighborhood stability in economically depressed and low-income areas, as well as historic areas requiring restoration or preservation, while providing economically disadvantaged youth and youth who have not finished high school an opportunity for a meaningful participation in society. The legislature further intends to allow communities to expand the supply of affordable housing for homeless and other low-income individ- uals by utilizing the energies and talents of economically disadvantaged youth and young people who have not graduated from high school. The legislature also intends to foster the development of leadership skills and a commitment to community development among youth. S 3. The education law is amended by adding a new section 4608 to read as follows: S 4608. THE NEW YORK STATE YOUTHBUILD ACT; PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS; SERVICES. 1. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING OUT YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS AS APPROVED UNDER THIS SECTION. ALL PROGRAMS FUNDED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL REFLECT STRONG YOUTH AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. IN ADDITION, FUNDING PROVIDED UNDER THIS SECTION MAY BE USED BY EACH YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES: A. THE TRAINING COSTS FOR THE REHABILITATION OR CONSTRUCTION OF HOUS- ING AND RELATED FACILITIES TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING HOMEOWNERSHIP FOR DISADVANTAGED PERSONS, RESIDENTIAL HOUSING FOR HOME- LESS INDIVIDUALS, AND LOW-INCOME AND VERY LOW-INCOME FAMILIES, OR TRAN- SITIONAL HOUSING FOR PERSONS WHO ARE HOMELESS, HAVE DISABILITIES, ARE ILL, ARE DEINSTITUTIONALIZED, OR HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, OR THE REHABILI- TATION OR CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES OWNED BY NOT-FOR-PROFIT PUBLIC AGENCIES. B. THE COST OF PROVIDING TRAINING AND PLACEMENT IN THE GROWING EMPLOY- MENT SECTORS OF HEALTHCARE AND TECHNOLOGY. C. THE COST OF INTEGRATED EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE SKILLS TRAIN- ING SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE EVENLY DIVIDED WITHIN THE PROGRAM, WITH AT LEAST FIFTY PERCENT OF STUDENTS' TIME SPENT IN CLASSROOM-BASED INSTRUCTION, COUNSELING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTION AND AT LEAST FORTY PERCENT OF THEIR TIME SPENT IN WORK EXPERIENCE TRAINING ON THE CONSTRUCTION SITE, OR IN HEALTHCARE OR TECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAMS. THE PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE, AT MINIMUM, THE FOLLOWING ELEMENTS: (1) THE COST OF AN EDUCATION COMPONENT WHICH INCLUDES: BASIC SKILLS INSTRUCTION, SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVICES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO LEAD TO THE ATTAINMENT OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR ITS EQUIVALENT. THE CURRICULUM FOR THIS COMPONENT SHALL INCLUDE MATH, LANGUAGE ARTS, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, LIFE SKILLS TRAINING, SOCIAL STUDIES RELATED TO THE CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY HISTORY OF THE STUDENTS, LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND OTHER TOPICS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PROGRAMS. BILINGUAL SERVICES SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. THE DESIRED MINIMUM TEACHER/STUDENT CLASSROOM RATIO SHALL BE ONE TEACHER FOR EVERY FIFTEEN STUDENTS. (2) A WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS TRAINING COMPONENT PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THAT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION. THE PROCESS OF CONSTRUCTION MUST BE COUPLED WITH WORK EXPERIENCE SKILLS TRAINING AND WITH CLOSE ON-SITE SUPERVISION BY EXPERIENCED TRAINERS. THE CURRICULUM FOR THIS COMPONENT SHALL CONTAIN A SET OF LOCALLY AGREED UPON SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES THAT ARE SYSTEMATICALLY TAUGHT, WITH STUDENTS' MASTERY ASSESSED INDIVIDUALLY ON A REGULAR, ONGOING BASIS. SAFETY SKILLS SHALL
BE TAUGHT AT THE OUTSET. THE DESIRED TRAINER/STUDENT RATIO SHALL BE ONE TRAINER FOR EVERY SEVEN STUDENTS. THE WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS TRAIN- ING COMPONENT SHALL BE COORDINATED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE WITH PREAPPRENTICESHIP AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS. (3) ASSISTANCE IN ATTAINING POST SECONDARY EDUCATION AND REQUIRED FINANCIAL AID SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPANTS PRIOR TO GRADU- ATION. D. THE COST OF COUNSELING SERVICES DESIGNED TO ASSIST PARTICIPANTS TO POSITIVELY PARTICIPATE IN SOCIETY, WHICH SHOULD INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IF NECESSARY: OUTREACH, ASSESSMENT, AND ORIENTATION; INDIVID- UAL AND PEER COUNSELING; LIFE SKILLS TRAINING; DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE EDUCATION AND PREVENTION; AND REFERRAL TO APPROPRIATE DRUG REHABILI- TATION, MEDICAL, MENTAL HEALTH, LEGAL, HOUSING, AND OTHER SERVICES AND RESOURCES IN THE COMMUNITY. THE DESIRED COUNSELOR/PARTICIPANT RATIO SHALL BE ONE COUNSELOR FOR EVERY TWENTY-EIGHT STUDENTS. E. THE COST OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING THAT PROVIDES PARTIC- IPANT WITH MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS SUCH AS DECISION MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND NEGOTIATING. THE PROGRAM SHALL ALSO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPANTS TO DEVELOP STRONG PEER GROUP TIES THAT SUPPORT THEIR MUTUAL PURSUIT OF SKILLS AND VALUES. ALL PROGRAMS MUST ESTABLISH A YOUTH COUNCIL IN WHICH PARTICIPANTS ARE AFFORDED OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP PUBLIC SPEAKING AND NEGOTIATING SKILLS, AND MANAGEMENT AND POLICYMAKING PARTICIPATION IN SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM. 2. A TRAINING SUBSIDY, LIVING ALLOWANCE, OR STIPEND THAT SHALL BE NO LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE MUST BE PROVIDED TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS FOR THE TIME SPENT AT THE WORKSITE IN CONSTRUCTION TRAINING, HEALTH CARE OR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES. FOR THOSE PARTICIPANTS WHO RECEIVE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, THIS TRAINING SUBSIDY, LIVING ALLOWANCE, OR STIPEND SHALL NOT AFFECT THEIR HOUSING BENEFITS, MEDICAL BENEFITS, CHILD CARE BENEFITS OR FOOD STAMP BENEFITS. STIPENDS AND WAGES MAY BE DISTRIBUTED IN A MANNER THAT OFFERS INCENTIVES FOR GOOD PERFORMANCE. A. FULL TIME PARTICIPATION IN A YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM SHALL BE OFFERED FOR A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN SIX MONTHS AND NOT MORE THAN TWENTY-FOUR MONTHS. B. A CONCENTRATED EFFORT, FOR THOSE PARTICIPANTS WHO CHOOSE NOT TO IMMEDIATELY ENROLL IN AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, SHALL BE MADE TO FIND CONSTRUCTION, CONSTRUCTION-RELATED, AND NONCONSTRUCTION JOBS AS WELL AS JOBS IN THE FIELDS OF HEALTHCARE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL GRADU- ATES OF THE PROGRAM WHO HAVE PERFORMED WELL. THE WORK EXPERIENCE SKILLS TRAINING CURRICULUM SHALL PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH BASIC PREPARATION FOR SEEKING AND MAINTAINING A JOB. FOLLOW-UP COUNSELING AND ASSISTANCE IN JOB-SEEKING SHALL ALSO BE PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS FOLLOWING GRADUATION FROM THE PROGRAM. C. ALL PROGRAMS SERVING TWENTY-EIGHT TRAINEES OR MORE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A FULL-TIME DIRECTOR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COORDINATION OF ALL ASPECTS OF THE YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM. 3. IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS MAY BE USED TO CARRY OUT THE ACTIVITIES LIST- ED IN SUBDIVISIONS ONE AND TWO OF THIS SECTION. OTHER ELIGIBLE ACTIV- ITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: A. ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF THE APPLICANT UP TO FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED. B. DEFRAYING COSTS FOR THE ONGOING TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE NEEDS OF THE RECIPIENT THAT ARE RELATED TO DEVELOPING AND CARRYING OUT A YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM INCLUDING: THE COMMISSIONER SHALL RESERVE FIVE PERCENT OF THE NEW YORK YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM APPROPRIATIONS TO ENTER INTO
CONTRACT WITH YOUTHBUILD USA, INC. TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN THE PROVISION OF TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO, OR IN THE MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISION AND COORDINATION OF, YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS UNDER THIS SECTION. 4. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS ARE YOUTH BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIXTEEN AND TWENTY-FOUR WHO ARE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED AS DEFINED IN 29 UNITED STATES CODE 1503, AND WHO ARE PART OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING GROUPS: A. PERSONS WHO ARE NOT ATTENDING ANY SCHOOL AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED A SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR ITS EQUIVALENT; OR B. PERSONS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A TRADITIONAL OR ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL SETTING OR A HSE/TASC (HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY/TEST ASSESSING SECONDARY COMPLETION) PROGRAM AND WHO ARE IN DANGER OF DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL; OR C. VERY LOW-INCOME PERSONS WHOSE INCOMES ARE AT OR LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT OF THE AREA MEDIAN INCOME AREA, ADJUSTED FOR FAMILY SIZE, AS ESTIMATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT. 5. AN EXCEPTION MAY BE MADE FOR INDIVIDUALS NOT MEETING INCOME OR EDUCATIONAL NEED REQUIREMENTS. NOT MORE THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN SUCH PROGRAM MAY BE INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF THIS SECTION, BUT WHO HAVE EDUCA- TIONAL NEEDS DESPITE THE ATTAINMENT OF A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. 6. PRIORITY IN THE AWARDING OF FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WITH EXPERIENCE IN OPERATING YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS AND IMPLEMENTING THE YOUTHBUILD MODEL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HOUSING CONSTRUCTION SKILLS TRAINING, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, LIFE SKILLS TRAINING, AND COUNSELING SERVICES. PRIORITY SHALL ALSO BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO MEET THE PROGRAM STANDARDS OF YOUTHBUILD USA, INC. 7. ANY NOT-FOR-PROFIT PRIVATE AGENCIES, OR PUBLIC AGENCIES WITH EXPE- RIENCE OPERATING A YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM OR WITH A PLAN TO INCUBATE A YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM UNTIL IT CAN BE ESTABLISHED AS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT PRIVATE AGENCY ARE ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. ONLY NOT-FOR-PROFIT PRIVATE AGEN- CIES OR PUBLIC AGENCIES THAT ARE LICENSED AFFILIATES OF YOUTHBUILD USA, INC. OR CURRENTLY RECEIVE A DEPARTMENT OF LABOR YOUTHBUILD AWARD, ARE ELIGIBLE TO USE THE TERM YOUTHBUILD OR ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THESE FUNDS. 8. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL REQUIRE THAT AN APPLICATION FOR YOUTHBUILD FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION CONTAIN AT MINIMUM: A. A REQUEST FOR AN IMPLEMENTATION GRANT, SPECIFYING THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT REQUESTED AND ITS PROPOSED USES; B. A DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLICANT AND A STATEMENT OF ITS QUALIFICA- TIONS, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLICANT'S PAST EXPERIENCE RUNNING A YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM, AND ITS EXPERIENCE WITH HOUSING REHABILI- TATION OR CONSTRUCTION AND WITH YOUTH AND YOUTH EDUCATION, YOUTH LEADER- SHIP DEVELOPMENT AND WORK EXPERIENCE SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL UNIONS AND YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS, AND OTHER COMMUNITY GROUPS; C. A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION SITE FOR THE PROGRAM AND EVIDENCE OF SITE CONTROL; D. A DESCRIPTION OF THE EDUCATIONAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE SKILLS TRAIN- ING ACTIVITIES, WORK OPPORTUNITIES, AND OTHER SERVICES THAT SHALL BE PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANTS; E. A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OR REHABILITATION ACTIV- ITIES TO BE UNDERTAKEN AND THE ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE FOR CARRYING OUT SUCH ACTIVITIES; AND A SIMILAR DESCRIPTION OF THE HEALTHCARE OR TECHNOL- OGY ACTIVITIES IT PROPOSES IF IT INCLUDES THESE ACTIVITIES IN ITS PROGRAM; F. A DESCRIPTION OF THE MANNER IN WHICH ELIGIBLE YOUTHS SHALL BE RECRUITED AND SELECTED, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE ARRANGEMENTS THAT
SHALL BE MADE WITH COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES, INCLUDING AGENCIES OF NATIVE AMERICAN NATIONS, PUBLIC ASSIST- ANCE AGENCIES, THE COURTS OF JURISDICTION FOR STATUS AND YOUTH OFFEN- DERS, SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AND OTHER AGENCIES THAT SERVE HOMELESS YOUTH, FOSTER CARE AGENCIES, AND OTHER APPROPRIATE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGENCIES; G. A DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIAL EFFORTS THAT SHALL BE UNDERTAKEN TO RECRUIT ELIGIBLE YOUNG WOMEN (INCLUDING YOUNG WOMEN WITH DEPENDENT CHIL- DREN) WITH APPROPRIATE SUPPORTS, ESPECIALLY CHILDCARE; H. A DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE PROPOSED PROGRAM SHALL BE COORDINATED WITH OTHER FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ACTIVITIES AND ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY NATIVE AMERICAN NATIONS, INCLUDING PUBLIC SCHOOL, NATIONAL SERVICE, CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS, VOCATIONAL, ADULT AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND JOB TRAINING; I. ASSURANCES THAT THERE SHALL BE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF ADEQUATELY TRAINED SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL AT ANY PROGRAM CONSTRUCTION SITE WHO HAVE ATTAINED THE LEVEL OF JOURNEYMAN OR ITS EQUIVALENT; J. A DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLICANT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY LOCAL BUILD- ING TRADE UNIONS OR AGENCIES LICENSED TO ISSUE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATIONS, WHICH MAY EXIST, REGARDING THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN TRAIN- ING, AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM WITH ESTABLISHED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS; K. A DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES THAT SHALL BE UNDERTAKEN TO DEVELOP THE LEADERSHIP SKILLS OF PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING THEIR ROLE IN DECISION-MAK- ING; L. A DETAILED BUDGET AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM OF FISCAL CONTROLS AND AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROCEDURES THAT SHALL BE USED TO ENSURE FISCAL SOUNDNESS; M. A DESCRIPTION OF ANY CONTRACTS AND ARRANGEMENTS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE APPLICANT AND OTHER AGENCIES AND ENTITIES INCLUDING ALL IN-KIND DONATIONS AND GRANTS FROM BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES THAT SHALL SERVE TO AUGMENT NEW YORK YOUTHBUILD ACT PROGRAM FUNDS; N. IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE FINANCING PROPOSED FOR ANY: (1) ACQUISITION OF THE PROPERTY; (2) REHABILITATION; OR (3) CONSTRUCTION; O. IDENTIFICATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE ENTITY THAT SHALL OPERATE AND MANAGE THE PROPERTY; P. A CERTIFICATION THAT THE APPLICANT SHALL COMPLY WITH THE REQUIRE- MENTS OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT, TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964, SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973, AND THE AGE DISCRIMI- NATION ACT OF 1975, AND SHALL AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHER FAIR HOUSING; AND Q. THE QUALIFICATIONS AND PAST EXPERIENCE OF THE PERSON WHO SHALL FILL THE FULL-TIME PROGRAM DIRECTOR POSITION. 9. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "YOUTHBUILD" SHALL BE DEFINED AS ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE OPERATED YOUTHBUILD PROGRAMS LICENSED BY YOUTHBUILD USA, INC. OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT CURRENTLY RECEIVE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF LABOR YOUTHBUILD FUNDING. S 4. The sum of twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) per year for a period of three years, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to the education department from any moneys in the state treasury in the general fund to the credit of the local assistance account not otherwise appropriated for services and expenses of the education department and any other appropriate agency or department for the purposes of implementing the programs authorized by the New York state YouthBuild act. Such sum shall be payable on the audit and
warrant of the state comptroller on vouchers certified or approved by the commissioner of education, or his or her duly designated represen- tative, as provided in section 4608 of the education law and established in this act. S 5. This act shall take effect on the fifteenth of January next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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