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second page of the series of charts.  As to where the allocations have gone over the past four years, starting off in the year 2002.  On a percentage basis, how much we’ve spent on marketing.  The two boards that we have in our local areas, and how those have been trending over the past four years as well.  So I think from a policy perspective, it will help us all to have this background information in the form of this memo as to the purpose and intent of the Reserve Fund and what criteria that would attach to such, as well as a financial history over the past few years as to where those monies have gone and to what purposes.  So I hope you all find that information helpful and I hope it is in turn helpful down the line in crafting the right approaches and the right initiatives to pursue on behalf of our workforce investment system here in Nevada.  With that being said, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions I could about this aspect of it.  Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

Chair:So these pie charts on page 2, showing in ’02, almost an equal amount between Nevadaworks and the Southern Nevada Workforce Board, and it changes over the four years to, it looks like almost no money went in ’05.  Could you comment on that?

Johnson:That, Mr. Chairman, appears to be the case.  That looks like in starting off, there was a percentage point difference of about 3 percentage points between the Nevadaworks and the Southern Board, and over time, that has expanded, obviously, to about 35, 40 points difference.  So those numbers are what they are.  As to where the money has been allocated and to what purposes.  

Chair:For the next meeting, I’d like to know what purposes that money went.  I mean, is it for the One-Stop Program?  As you said, there’s an ever-increasing amount going to supporting and assisting the One-Stop Delivery Systems.  And that may or may not be appropriate as it grows, I guess.  But, I’d like to know where those monies went.  If we could just understand that, I think it’d be very helpful for the Board to know that.

Johnson:Sure, Mr. Chairman.  We could break that down as far as we can.  I think we may have compiled that and just summarized it by way of this form here.  Tami Nash can speak to that.  I believe that is the case.  That we actually did look item-by-item, allocation-by-allocation, and we have a list of where those expenditures were.  But we took it and summarized it here.  These categories that you see under required and discretionary, those are categories taken right from the Act itself.  So I was curious to know where’s our money going, versus required spending, versus discretionary spending.  And in terms of the categories delineated within the Act, where specifically are we spending the money.  And then, who are the recipients of these monies.  So we, I’m almost positive, if I’m wrong, Tami Nash can correct me, but I’m almost positive we already have the information as to item by item, where those monies went.  But this is the summary form of that.

Chair:I’m sure.  And it’s very interesting so if we could just see a little bit more detail in the next meeting.  Two other comments I’d like to make on this.  D4, Implementation of Innovative Incumbent Worker Training.  We started off with a bang in ’02, when we first got together, knowing that that was the Governor’s interest and it has gone to zero.  And I’m sure ’05, maybe they just didn’t report any money, but it’s certainly not what it was in ’02.  And again, I’d like to urge both local boards to re-look at that.  And the one right above it is very interesting.  The Demonstration Grants.  The monies to put on something.  I thought, and Tom Fitzgerald, you may want to comment on this, but didn’t the nursing program start off as a demonstration grant?  I know that we’ve used them in the past and although they don’t show up on any of the last four years, I think we’ve used it.  So Tami, if you could maybe re-look at that.  Because, demonstration grants tend to be good for all of us, to show if something is a good idea.  And we may want to tag some of these money requests as demonstration grants as opposed to hey, here’s a fancy new program.  Let’s just try it out in a pilot sense and see if it really does work.  Again, under the umbrella of being fiscally responsible and ever-shortening money situation.

Nash:Absolutely, I’ll check into that.

Brown:Mr. Chairman?  

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