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EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

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Sec. 17b-689b. Regulations.
Sec. 17b-694. Community Employment Incentive Program. Employment placement projects.

      Sec. 17b-689b. Regulations. The Commissioner of Social Services may implement the provisions of sections 17b-194 and 17b-195, subsection (a) of section 17b-198 and section 25 of public act 96-268* while in the process of adopting policy and procedures in regulation form, provided notice of intention to adopt the regulations is published in the Connecticut Law Journal within twenty days of implementation.

      (P.A. 96-268, S. 26, 34; P.A. 11-44, S. 140.)

      *Note: Section 25 of public act 96-268 is special in nature and therefore has not been codified but remains in full force and effect according to its terms.


      History: P.A. 96-268 effective July 1, 1996; P.A. 11-44 deleted reference to Sec. 17b-192, effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 17b-694. Community Employment Incentive Program. Employment placement projects. (a) The Labor Commissioner, in consultation with the Commissioner of Social Services and the Commissioner of Mental Health and Addiction Services, shall administer a grant program, within available appropriations, to fund employment placement projects for recipients of state-administered general assistance or recipients of Medicaid who are eighteen to twenty years of age. A grant may be awarded to (1) a municipality or group of towns which form a region based on a project plan providing education, training or other assistance in securing employment, (2) a private substance abuse or mental health services provider based on a project plan incorporating job placement in the treatment process, or (3) a nonprofit organization providing employment services when no municipality or group of towns elect to apply for such a grant for a given geographic area. A plan may include cash incentives as a supplement to wages for recipients who work.

      (b) In order to receive funding, a project plan shall be submitted to the commissioner no later than August first, annually. Funds shall be disbursed by the commissioner no later than September first, annually. Projects shall be funded based on the number of recipients to be served and the level of services to be provided.

      (P.A. 93-262, S. 1, 87; 93-418, S. 19, 41; 93-435, S. 59, 95; P.A. 96-268, S. 28, 34; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2, S. 79, 165; P.A. 99-279, S. 25, 45; P.A. 04-76, S. 23; P.A. 11-44, S. 132.)

      History: P.A. 93-418 effective July 1, 1993 (Revisor's note: P.A. 93-262 and 93-435 authorized substitution of commissioner and department of social services for commissioner and department of income maintenance, effective July 1, 1993); P.A. 96-268 amended Subsec. (a) to include recipients of stipends issued pursuant to the grant program established in Sec. 17b-689a, effective July 1, 1996; June 18 Sp. Sess. P.A. 97-2 amended Subsec. (a) by replacing reference to the repealed grant program in Sec. 17b-689a with state-administered general assistance, cash assistance or medical assistance, and by allowing grants to be awarded to certain nonprofit organizations providing employment services, effective July 1, 1997; P.A. 99-279 amended Subsec. (a) to expand eligibility for the grant program to Medicaid recipients who are 18 to 20 years of age and made technical changes, effective July 1, 1999 (Revisor's note: In codifying this section the Revisor's editorially reinstated a deleted comma after the word "assistance" in the phrase "... or state-administered general assistance, cash assistance or ..."); P.A. 04-76 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting reference to "general assistance"; P.A. 11-44 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting "cash assistance or medical assistance", effective July 1, 2011.

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