1999 Florida Code
TITLE XXII PORTS AND HARBORS
Chapter 311 Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development  
311.11   Seaport Employment Training Grant Program.

311.11  Seaport Employment Training Grant Program.--

(1)  The Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development, in cooperation with the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council, shall establish a Seaport Employment Training Grant Program within the office. The office shall grant funds appropriated by the Legislature to the program for the purpose of stimulating and supporting seaport training and employment programs which will seek to match state and local training programs with identified job skills associated with employment opportunities in the port, maritime, and transportation industries, and for the purpose of providing such other training, educational, and information services as required to stimulate jobs in the described industries. Funds may be used for the purchase of equipment to be used for training purposes, hiring instructors, and any other purpose associated with the training program. The office's contribution to any specific training program may not exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the program. Matching contributions may include services in kind, including, but not limited to, training instructors, equipment usage, and training facilities.

(2)  The office shall adopt criteria to implement this section.

History.--s. 12, ch. 92-277; s. 133, ch. 96-320; s. 3, ch. 96-418; s. 49, ch. 97-278.

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