To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to prepare individuals with multiple barriers to employment to enter the workforce by providing such individuals with support services, job training, and education, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Promoting Partnerships to Transform Opportunities Act''.
SEC. 2. PURPOSE.
It is the purpose of this Act to provide resources to nonprofit organizations and minority-serving institutions to prepare individuals with multiple barriers to employment, especially underrepresented minorities, to enter the workforce by providing support services, job training, and education.
SEC. 3. UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY PROGRAMS.
Subtitle D of title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 is amended by inserting after section 166 (29 U.S.C. 2911), the following new section:
``SEC. 166B. UNREPRESENTED MINORITY PROGRAMS.
``(a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to support employment and training activities for individuals with multiple barriers to employment in order-- ``(1) to develop more fully the academic, occupational, and literacy skills of such individuals; ``(2) to make such individuals more competitive in the workforce; and ``(3) to promote the economic and social development of minority communities in accordance with the goals and values of such communities. ``(b) Definitions.--As used in this section: ``(1) Minority-serving institution.--The term `minority- serving institution' means-- ``(A) a historically Black college or university; ``(B) a Hispanic-serving Institution; ``(C) a Tribal College or University; or ``(D) a...