WIOA Planning Implementation Toolkit

WIOA Toolkit ImageAmerica is stronger when everyone who wants to work can find a job. Millions of adults and youth face barriers to employment and struggle to be successful in employment. The passage and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can catalyze efforts in local communities and states to address the employment needs and interests of a greater share of adults and youth facing barriers to employment.

Realizing these goals will require deliberate efforts by local communities and states acting in partnership with a number of stakeholders and public systems. Leveraging the local and state WIOA planning processes, and other opportunities embedded in the legislation, this toolkit provides stakeholders with actionable recommendations for helping to ensure that the public workforce system under WIOA increases employment and economic opportunity for jobseekers facing barriers to employment.

Policy Advocacy Briefs & Resources

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It Takes a Community: Ensuring WIOA Planning and Implementation Lead to Greater Economic Opportunity for Adults and Youth Facing Chronic Unemployment Systems Working Together to End Homelessness: WIOA and HUD Combined State Planning The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: A Better Approach to Serving Youth Facing Barriers to Employment
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Making the Case: Why the Public Workforce System Should Prioritize Jobseekers Facing Barriers to Employment Functions of State & Local Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Boards Elements of State & Local Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Plans
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Community Asset Mapping: Questions to Assess Workforce Services, Supports, and Service Gaps Where’s the Money?: Federal Employment and Training Funding Sources Maximizing Discretionary Dollars: How the Governor’s WIOA Discretionary Fund Can Serve Adults and Youth Facing Barriers to Employment
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Implementing Transitional Jobs Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Why and How Workforce Boards Should Leverage WIOA Dollars for Transitional Jobs
 

Webinars

Advancing WIOA for Individuals Facing Barriers to Employment: Perspectives on State & Local Planning»
Meeting the Needs of Jobseekers Experiencing Homelessness»
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA): Translate, Innovate, and Collaborate»

Additional Resources

Center for Law & Social Policy: WIOA Game Plan for Low-Income People »
National Skills Coalition: WIOA Federal and State Resources »
National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity: Comments: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Notices of Proposed Rulemaking »
National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014: A Preliminary Analysis »