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1.film—lighting: hair and make-up,: grip: electric; set construction; camera; post visual editing; post sound editing; post visual effects; digital animation;
2.sound—scoring; engineering;
3.live performance—staging; lighting; sound; rigging; carpentry; wardrobe; special effects; and
4.digital media—programming; animation/computer generated imagery; interactive animation.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 36:104, 36:108, 51:2312, and 51:2331 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Office of the Secretary, Office of Business Development, and the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation, LR 35:

§1909.Eligibility

A.An eligible applicant is a training provider that seeks customized training services to provide training in an entertainment sector.

B.Persons to be trained must be residents of Louisiana.

C.A training provider shall be considered ineligible for this program if it has pending or outstanding claims or liabilities relative to its failure or inability to pay its obligations; including state or federal taxes, or bankruptcy proceedings, or if it has pending, at the federal, state, or local level, any proceeding concerning denial or revocation of a necessary license or permit, or if the company has a previous contract with LED in which the company is in default and/or is not in compliance.

D.Training providers must be in full compliance with all state and federal laws.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 36:104 ,36:108, 51:2312, and 51:2331 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Office of the Secretary, Office of Business Development, and the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation, LR 35:

§1911.Criteria

A.LED will consider various factors when determining which proposals will be funded. Among the factors which may be taken into account in the review of the award requests are the following;

1.needs of the entertainment industry;
2.training cost per student;
3.the number of students to be trained;
4.evidence of a method of job placement;
5.evidence of need; and
6.evidence of likely success of project.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 36:104, 36:108, 51:2312, and 51:2331 et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Office of the Secretary, Office of Business Development, and the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation, LR 34:

§1913.Application Procedure

A.LED will provide a standard application form which applicants will be required to use to apply for assistance under this program. The application form will contain, but not be limited to, detailed descriptions of the following:

1.justification of need;
2.the training provider’s overall training plan, including a summary of the types and amounts of training to be provided and a description of how the training provider determined its need for training;
3.a preliminary budget, including but not limited to, proposed trainer salaries; and
4.any additional information LED may require.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 36:104, 36:108, 51:2312, and 51:2331, et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Office of the Secretary, Office of Business Development, and the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation, LR 35:

§1915.Submission and Review Procedure

A.Applicants must submit their completed application to LED Submitted applications will be reviewed and evaluated by LED staff. Further input may be required from the applicant in order to;

1.evaluate the importance of the proposed training;
2.identify the availability of existing training programs which could be adapted to meet the training provider’s needs;
3.verify that the training provider will continue to operate during the period of the contract; and
4.determine if the training provider’s training plan is cost effective.

B.LED staff will make a determination of how many students will be taught by the training provider and must establish that the award hereunder is in accordance with the requirements of Article VII, Section 14 of the Louisiana Constitution.

C.Upon determination that an application meets the general principles, eligibility requirements, and criteria for this program, LED staff will then make a recommendation to LEDC and LEDC will then review and either approve or reject the application.

AUTHORITY NOTE:Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 36:104 ,36:108, 51:2312, and 51:2331, et seq.

HISTORICAL NOTE:Promulgated by the Department of Economic Development, Office of the Secretary, Office of Business Development, and the Louisiana Economic Development Corporation, LR 35:

§1917.General Award Provisions

A.Award Agreement

1.A written award agreement, contract or cooperative endeavor agreement will be executed between LEDC and the successful applicant training provider. The contract will specify the performance objectives expected of the training provider and the compliance requirements to be enforced in exchange for state assistance, including, but not limited to, the time required for job training
2.LEDC will disburse funds to the training provider as provided by the award agreement or contract.
3.LED will oversee the progress of the training and reimburse the training provider on the basis of the cost reports and supporting documentation certifying the amount expended by the training provider for the training for which reimbursement is sought. Submitted on a form provided by LED. LED may request the training provider at any time and from time to time to submit additional or supporting information.
4.Funds may be used for workforce training programs extending up to six months in duration.

B.Funding.

1.The Entertainment Workforce Training Award Program offers financial assistance in the form of a performance-based grant for reimbursement of eligible

Louisiana Register   Vol. 34, No. 10   October 20, 2008

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