Technical Assistance and Training
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a federal program providing cash, medical or food assistance for parents and children.
When a person has been employed for a duration sufficient to demonstrate attachment to the workforce (meaning the individual must have at least six months employment in the industry or occupation from which he/she was dislocated), but is not eligible for unemployment compensation due to insufficient earnings or having performed services for an employer that were not covered under a state unemployment compensation law.
The Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR) is an exiter report that provides the outcome measures for the TAA program.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2002 (as amended in 2002) provides Federal assistance for US workers whose jobs are lost as a result of increased imports or shifts in production to foreign countries. TAA is effective for all certifications dated prior to May 18, 2009 and after February 12, 2011 (with certifications number 0-69,999 and 80,000 and above.) TAA provides funding for training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA), and Health Coverage Tax Credits (HCTC).
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program
The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TAARA 2015), title IV of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-27), was signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 29, 2015, and both amends and reauthorizes the TAA Program. The TAARA 2015 (see Attachment B) restores the worker group eligibility and benefits established by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 (TAAEA). The TAARA 2015 also authorizes the operation of the 2015 Program and continuation of the 2002 Program, the 2009 Program, and the 2011 Program through June 30, 2021; provides a 90-day transition period for Reversion 2014 Program participants; expands coverage of certifications of petitions filed since January 1, 2014 for 90 days; requires reconsideration of negative determinations on petitions filed since that date and before the date of enactment under 2015 Act certification requirements; and reauthorizes the HCTC program benefit for eligible TAA participants. Additionally, new requirements are added by the TAARA 2015 to align performance reporting for the TAA Program with the requirements of the WIOA.
Included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009 (TGAAA) reauthorized the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act of 2002 (as amended in 2002). TGAAA was effective for all certifications (numbered 70,000 to 79,999) dated on or after May 18, 2009 until its provisions expired on February 12, 2011 (at which point the TAA provisions were again placed in effect for all new petitions.) TGAAA provides Federal assistance for US workers whose jobs are lost as a result of increased imports or shifts in production to foreign countries. TGAAA provides funding for training, job search allowances, relocation allowances, Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA), Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA), and Health Coverage Tax Credits (HCTC).
The Trade Readjustment Allowance is a weekly allowance payable to an affected worker with respect to such worker's unemployment.