WIOA Youth Activities

To help low income youth, between the ages of 14 and 24, acquire the educational and occupational skills, training, and support needed to achieve academic and employment success and successfully transition into careers and productive adulthood.



Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact the appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Higher Education Coordinating Commission $ 8,626,626   2019-04-012022-06-30
Employment Security, Washington State Department Of $ 21,151,649   2019-04-012022-06-30
Texas Workforce Commission $ 68,455,626   2019-04-012022-06-30
Government Of Guam- Department Of Administration $ 804,738   2019-04-012022-06-30
Labor & Industry, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 36,515,461   2019-04-012022-06-30
Workforce Solutions, New Mexico Department Of $ 9,124,699   2019-04-012022-06-30
Labor And Industry, Montana Department Of $ 2,280,623   2019-04-012022-06-30
Michigan Talent Investment Agency $ 34,878,283   2019-04-012022-06-30
Employment Development, California Department Of $ 119,017,698   2019-04-012022-06-30
Economic Development Administration $ 29,825,410   2019-04-012022-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Fiscal Year 2016: Fiscal Year 2016: Performance budgets are posted annually on the Internet and are available at: http://www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/main.htm#budget. Fiscal Year 2017: Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Once finalized, performance budgets are posted annually on the Internet and are available at: http://www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/main.htm#budget. Fiscal Year 2018: Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available. Once finalized, performance budgets are posted annually on the Internet and are available at: http://www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/main.htm#budget.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Title I of the Act authorizes the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act System and establishes state workforce development boards with oversight responsibility by the governors for local workforce development boards; and establishes the process by which eligible providers of training and youth activities are identified.

The Act authorizes the use of funds for youth employment and training activities that will provide eligible youth assistance in achieving careers and academic and employment success; ensures ongoing mentoring opportunities; provides opportunities for training; provides continued supportive services; and provides opportunities for leadership, youth development, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and community service.

Funds must be used in accordance with the rules and regulations.

Section 129(C)(4)(A) increases the minimum Out-of-School Youth expenditure rate for youth formula funded programs to 75 percent.

Additionally, Section 129(c)(4) prioritizes work experiences with the requirement that local areas must spend a minimum of 20 percent of non-administrative local area funds on work experience.

Funds must be used in accordance with the rules and regulations.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Under WIOA, 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas are identified as the recipients of youth training activities funds.

For a state to be eligible to receive youth funds, the governor of the state will submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL that outlines a 4-year strategy for the State?s workforce development system.

Beneficiary Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the WIOA youth program, an individual must be an Out-of-School Youth or an In-School Youth. Under WIOA, an out-of-school youth is an individual who is: (a) Not attending any school (as defined under State law); (b) Not younger than age 16 or older than age 24 at time of enrollment. Because age eligibility is based on age at enrollment, participants may continue to receive services beyond the age of 24 once they are enrolled in the program; and (c) One or more of the following: (1) A school dropout; (2) A youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter. School year calendar quarter is based on how a local school district defines its school year quarters. In cases where schools do not use quarters, local programs must use calendar year quarters; (3) A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is either basic skills deficient or an English language learner; (4) An offender; (5) A homeless individual aged 16 to 24 who meets the criteria defined in sec. 41403(6) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043e?2(6)), a homeless child or youth aged 16 to 24 who meets the criteria defined in sec. 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2)) or a runaway; (6) An individual in foster care or who has aged out of the foster care system or who has attained 16 years of age and left foster care for kinship guardianship or adoption, a child eligible for assistance under sec. 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement; (7) An individual who is pregnant or parenting; (8) An individual with a disability; or (9) A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment Under WIOA, An in-school youth (ISY) is an individual who is: (a) Attending school (as defined by State law), including secondary and postsecondary school; (b) Not younger than age 14 or (unless an individual with a disability who is attending school under State law) older than age 21 at time of enrollment. Because age eligibility is based on age at enrollment, participants may continue to receive services beyond the age of 21 once they are enrolled in the program; (c) A low-income individual; and (d) One or more of the following: (1) Basic skills deficient; (2) An English language learner; (3) An offender; (4) A homeless individual aged 14 to 21 who meets the criteria defined in sec. 41403(6) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043e?2(6))), a homeless child or youth aged 14 to 21 who meets the criteria defined in sec. 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2))), or a runaway; (5) An individual in foster care or who has aged out of the foster care system or who has attained 16 years of age and left foster care for kinship guardianship or adoption, a child eligible for assistance under sec. 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement; (6) An individual who is pregnant or parenting; (7) An individual with a disability; or (8) An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.

Credentials/Documentation

WIOA requires the Governor of each State to submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the Secretary of DOL that outlines a 4-year strategy for the State?s workforce development system. States must have approved State Plans (Section 102(a) of WIOA) in place to receive funding for a core program under WIOA?the youth program (Title I of WIOA). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Those portions of the State Plan over which the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training exercises authority are reviewed and approved by the Employment and Training Administration. Formula funds are awarded to the states based on a statutory formula provided in the authorizing legislation.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Public Law 113-128, was signed into law on July 22, 2014. It supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This regulation has been submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) for publication, and was published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2016, , Public Law 113-128.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. In Section 102(c)(2)(B) of WIOA, a unified State plan shall be subject to the approval of both the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education after approval of the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration for the portion of the plan described in subsection (b)(2)(D)(ii). The plan shall be considered to be approved at the end of the 90-day period beginning on the day the plan is submitted, unless the Secretary of Labor of the Secretary of Education makes a written determination, during the 90-day period, that the plan is inconsistent with the provisions of this section or the provisions authorizing the core program as appropriate.

Appeals

Contact Headquarters Office to obtain information on appeal procedures.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title I, Chapter 4, Subpart B, Public Law 113-128. Statutory Formula: Title I, Chapter 2, Public Law 113-128 This program has no matching requirement. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. This program has no matching requirements. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Formula funds allotted to a state each year are available for expenditure by the State for that program year plus two succeeding program years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reporting requirements as specified by the Secretary in accordance with 20 CFR 677, Subpart F Performance and Reporting Administrative Requirements.

No cash reports are required.

Quarterly reports are required.

Quarterly financial reports are required.

Regional Federal Project Offices conduct risk analysis, desk reviews, and on-site monitoring.

They also review quarterly reports.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

States are required to maintain adequate records in accordance with 2 CFR 200.333.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-0174-0-1-504 - Annual Appropriation.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $858,000,000; FY 17 est $854,000,000; and FY 18 est $512,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Formula grant award amounts vary annually and are published in the Federal Register.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

20 CFR PART 681et al, WIOA at https://www.doleta.gov/.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Jennifer Kemp 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210 Email: Kemp.Jennifer.N@dol.gov Phone: (202) 693-3377 Fax: (202) 693-3113

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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