Highway construction workforce development
(1)Of the federal funds received each biennium by the Department of Transportation pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 140(b), the department shall expend one-half of one percent up to an amount of $2.1 million to increase diversity in the highway construction workforce and prepare individuals interested in entering the highway construction workforce by conducting the activities described in subsection (3) of this section.
(2)Nothing in subsection (1) of this section prohibits the department from expending moneys from sources other than those specified in subsection (1) of this section for the activities described in subsection (3) of this section.
(3)The department shall use the federal funds specified in subsection (1) of this section to provide:
(c)Orientations on the highway construction industry;
(d)Basic skills improvement classes;
(g)Entry requirements for training programs;
(h)Supportive services and assistance with transportation;
(i)Child care and other special needs; and
(j)Job site mentoring and retention services.
(4)The department shall submit a report to the Legislative Assembly no later than December 1 of each even-numbered year. The report shall contain:
(a)An analysis of the results of the department’s activities described in subsection (3) of this section; and
(b)A description of:
(A)The amount available to the department from federal funds for the activities described in subsection (3) of this section and the amount expended by the department for those activities; and
(B)The performance outcomes achieved from each activity including the numbers of persons receiving services, training and employment. [2009 c.822 §1; 2011 c.445 §1; 2013 c.673 §1]
Section 184.866 — Highway construction workforce development,