Issue Brief 11-34
October 18, 2011

On October 5, 2011, the president signed a Continuing Resolution (CR; P.L. 112-36) to fund the government until November 18, 2011. The CR includes a 1.503% across-the-board cut to all discretionary programs. It also clarifies the reduction to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) governor’s set-aside made by the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (P.L. 112-10). Under P.L. 112-36, the 10 percentage-point reduction now applies to both the base and advance portion of the set-aside. Previously, the Department of Labor (DOL) applied the reduction only to the base portion. While this provision affects the amount of funds governors can set aside for statewide workforce investment, it does not change the overall funding level for WIA programs.

This Issue Brief explains the CR’s clarification and estimates program year (PY) 2011 governor’s set-aside funds.