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74-32,160. Funding of workforce development loan program; secretary for children and families duties. Financing of the workforce development loan program act shall be from moneys made available from the Kansas department of commerce received from the United States department of labor and the Kansas department for children and families received from the United States department of health and human services in accordance with the provisions of this section and in accordance with and subject to the provisions of Kansas appropriation acts.

The Kansas department of commerce shall provide funding for the purpose of this act which shall be limited to the use of federal department of labor workforce investment act funds which are returned to the state as unspent local WIA program year adult, youth and dislocated worker funds. Such unspent funds shall be converted to and identified as state-level set-aside funds for use in carrying out activities as provided under this act. The annual amount of such funds shall not exceed $500,000. The WIA set-aside funds shall be made available subject to the written approval from the United States department of labor authorizing the use of such for the purpose of this act and appropriated by the United States congress. Funding for this act by the Kansas department of commerce shall be contingent on the availability of WIA funding and shall terminate on or before the final WIA authorization date of June 30, 2005. Due to restrictions placed on the transfer of unspent federal funds to the state treasury and the need for timely disbursement of federal funds for WIA expenditures, the Kansas department of commerce shall develop in cooperation with the Kansas board of regents, a system for the reimbursement of actual expenses incurred pursuant to this act. Such reimbursement procedures shall be in compliance with acceptable federal department of labor and office of management and budget procedures established for the draw down and disbursement of federal WIA funds.

The secretary for children and families shall cooperate in the administration of the workforce development loan program act which may be funded with the $500,000 which is to be contributed annually by the Kansas department for children and families in accordance with and subject to the provisions of appropriation acts. When there is a candidate that appears to meet the eligibility guidelines for federal funding administered by the Kansas department for children and families, the Kansas board of regents shall notify the Kansas department for children and families. Upon the approval of the Kansas department for children and families' of the candidate's eligibility, the director of accounts and reports shall transfer funding from the appropriate federal source as identified by the Kansas department for children and families to the Kansas state treasurer. All receipts and interest collected from repayments of federal funds transferred under the authority of this section shall be returned to the director of accounts and reports for reposit to the originating federal funding source.

History: L. 2002, ch. 127, § 10; L. 2004, ch. 179, § 100; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 299; July 1.


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