N.Y. Economic Development Law Section 200

For the purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:


“Dislocated worker” shall mean an individual who:


has been terminated or laid-off or who has received a notice of termination or lay-off from employment, and is eligible for, currently receiving, or has exhausted any entitlement to unemployment compensation, and who is unlikely to return to a previous industry or occupation;


has been terminated or who has received a notice of termination of employment, as a result of any permanent closure of a plant or facility;


is long-term unemployed and has limited opportunities for employment or reemployment in the same or a similar occupation in the area in which such individual resides, including any older individual who has substantial barriers to employment by reason of age; or


was self-employed (including a farmer) and is unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which the individual resides or because of natural disasters as defined by the United States secretary of labor.


“Economically disadvantaged” shall mean an individual who receives, or is a member of a family who receives, cash public assistance payments, or is a member of a family which has a total family income for the six-month period prior to enrollment in programs funded pursuant to the provisions of this article, which, in relation to family size, was not in excess of the higher of the poverty level or seventy percent of the lower living standard income level, or is receiving food stamps.


“Educational agency” shall mean a school district, board of cooperative educational services, community college, agricultural and technical college, or degree-granting institution of higher education, or an independent not-for-profit organization which meets the standards of instructional quality established in regulation by the commissioner of education. These standards shall include, but not be limited to, qualifications of administrative and instructional personnel, quality of established curricula, facilities and equipment, recordkeeping, admission, grading, attendance, and record of placement of completers which meets standards of acceptability as established by the commissioner of education.


“Equipment” shall mean tangible personal property which will further the objectives of the supported program and for which a definite value and evidence in support thereof have been provided.


“Financial support” shall mean anything of value contributed by an applicant which is reasonably calculated to support directly the development and expansion of a particular program as defined in this article and which represents an addition to any financial support previously or customarily provided to such education agencies by the donor, including, but not limited to, funds, equipment as defined in subdivision four of this section, facilities, faculty and scholarships for matriculating students and trainees.


“Interagency review committee” shall mean a committee chaired by the commissioner and consisting of representatives from the state education department, the department of labor, the department of social services, the state university, the city university and the state job training partnership council. Such other state agencies, authorities, boards or commissions shall be consulted as the commissioner shall deem appropriate.


“Targeted individuals” shall mean residents of the state who are defined as dislocated workers pursuant to subdivision one of this section, as economically disadvantaged pursuant to subdivision two of this section or as displaced homemakers.


“Technical assistance” shall mean professional and any other assistance provided by an applicant which is reasonably calculated to support directly the development and expansion of a particular program as defined in this article and which represents an addition to any technical assistance previously or customarily provided.

Source: Section 200 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COM/200 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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