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[121 STAT. 1753]
[121 STAT. 1753]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007

121 STAT. 1753

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‘‘(I) includes community-based nonprofit organizations, educational institutions with expertise in serving low-income adults or youth, public or private employers from the industry sectors described in paragraph (1)(B)(ii), and labor organizations representing workers in such industry sectors; ‘‘(II) demonstrates a record of successful experience in implementing and operating worker skills training and education programs; ‘‘(III) coordinates activities, where appropriate, with the workforce investment system; and ‘‘(IV) demonstrates the ability to recruit individuals for training and to support such individuals to successful completion in training programs carried out under this grant, targeting populations of workers who are or will be engaged in activities related to energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. ‘‘(iii) PRIORITIES.—In awarding grants under this paragraph, the Secretary shall give priority to applicants that— ‘‘(I) target programs to benefit low-income workers, unemployed youth and adults, high school dropouts, or other underserved sectors of the workforce within areas of high poverty; ‘‘(II) ensure that supportive services are integrated with education and training, and delivered by organizations with direct access to and experience with targeted populations; ‘‘(III) leverage additional public and private resources to fund training programs, including cash or in-kind matches from participating employers; ‘‘(IV) involve employers and labor organizations in the determination of relevant skills and competencies and ensure that the certificates or credentials that result from the training are employer-recognized; ‘‘(V) deliver courses at alternative times (such as evening and weekend programs) and locations most convenient and accessible to participants and link adult remedial education with occupational skills training; and ‘‘(VI) demonstrate substantial experience in administering local, municipal, State, Federal, foundation, or private entity grants. ‘‘(iv) DATA COLLECTION.—Grantees shall collect and report the following information: ‘‘(I) The number of participants. ‘‘(II) The demographic characteristics of participants, including race, gender, age, parenting status, participation in other Federal programs, education and literacy level at entry, significant barriers to employment (such as limited English proficiency, criminal record, addiction or mental

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