WIA Adult Program Grant

What is the aim of the WIA Adult Program Grant?

To enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation’s workforce by providing workforce investment activities that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by the participants. This program is designed to increase employment, as measured by entry into unsubsidized employment, retention in unsubsidized employment after entry into employment, and earnings. The program serves individuals and helps employers meet their workforce needs. The employment goals will be measured using the Unemployment Insurance Wage Records Information System and customer satisfaction goals will be measured by sampling.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the WIA Adult Program Grant?

Under WIA, the organizations eligible to receive funding from the Department are the 50 States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas. Funds are allotted based on a statutory formula. The states in turn allocate funds to local workforce investment boards (approximately 600), by formula.

How and Where to Apply for the WIA Adult Program Grant?

The governor submits a single Strategic State Plan in accordance with one of the Planning Guidances, either Stand-Alone or Unified, issued through the Federal Register. The Planning Guidances provide detailed instruction on what must be included in the State Plan.

The Unified Planning Guidance provides a framework for collaboration across programs and integration of services beyond WIA Title I programs and Wagner-Peyser Activities, including non-DOL programs and other ETA and non-ETA DOL programs. The plan is submitted to the Federal Coordinator for Plan Review and Approval, who is currently Janet Sten, Division of Workforce System Support, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room S-4231, Washington, DC 20210.

How much is the Range and Average of WIA Adult Program Grant?

Recovery Act Grants ranged from $1,234,406 to $80,117,954. WIA formula grant amounts vary annually and are published in the Federal Register.

For more information on the WIA Adult Program Grant, contact:

Headquarters Office
Grace Kilbane, 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20210
Phone: (202) 693-3980
Email: NO-OWI.Official@dol.gov
Web Site Address: http://www.doleta.gov

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