Jobs, Education and Workforce
June 26, 2000
Resolution #45: Addressing America’s Skills Gapcalls on Congress and the Administration to help build a competitive workforce for the 21st century by providing flexible block grant funding directly to local governments to be used jointly with the private sector to reduce the skills gap, especially the hardest to serve, to extend the Welfare-to Work program, provide direct funding to cities as part of the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) reauthorization, to provide greater investments in skills upgrade training for incumbent workers, and to increase funding under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA).
Resolution# 46: Investing in America’s Youth urges Congress to continue its long term commitment to a strong summer jobs program, to continue to fund the Youth Opportunities program for its five year commitment, and to provide at least $2 billion under WIA for all youth activities.
Resolution #47: Summer Youth Employment Funding urges Congress to include a $500 million Emergency Supplemental Appropriation in FY2000 for the WIA Youth Formula Program.
Resolution #48: Supporting High Quality After-School and Out-of-School Time Programs encourages the federal government to increase its investment in community-based after-school programs and urges and increase of funding of the 21st Century Community Learning Center program to $1 billion.
Resolution #23: Commemoration of ADA and IDEA commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 25th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; supports the purposes and goals of ADA and IDEA; and seeks appropriate and continued funding for each of these landmark acts.
Resolution #60: Modernizing America’s Schools states that The U.S. Conference of Mayors believes that the federal government should contribute toward improving current unacceptable conditions of overcrowded, unsafe and deteriorating schools; supports a federal government role in addressing school modernization and renovation; believes that this can best be achieved through a partnership among the federal government and state and local governments; that this must be addressed during the 106th Congress; urges Congress and the President to consider the bipartisan agreement currently before the House.