Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Resources

Key WIOA Documents

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act was signed into law on July 22, 2014. This legislation, serving as a reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act, directed the workforce system to develop regional plans in conjunction with Adult Education and Vocational Rehabilitation, and develop industry cluster initiatives as an integral part of regional activities.

Final WIOA Regulations

The final WIOA regulations were published in the August 19, 2016 FEDERAL REGISTER. Menu access is available through "Announcements" on www.doleta.gov/wioa and directly available on the "Resources Page."

NAWB Resources

StudyWorkforce Online Course - The Case for Strong Workforce Boards and Board Staff: This no-cost online course helps board members, staff, and local elected officials understand how to leverage WIOA in support of their workforce and economic development agenda.

Quick Review: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - July 7, 2016
In an effort to provide our membership with a quick review of the “Final Rule,” we’ve honed in on the major areas of concerns related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) - Driving Innovation, Collaboration, and Performance - Analytical Report - National Association of Workforce Boards and Public Consulting Group - August 2014
This brief, prepared by the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and the Public Consulting Group (PCG), compares and contrasts the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. It further serves as a Call to Action for those committed to workforce development efforts at every level, including direct service staff, state and local boards, and partners of the workforce delivery system. Download Now

U.S. Department of Labor Guidance

Training and Employment Guidance Letter 27-16, Change 1 - October 20, 1017
Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Advance Funding Levels Available October 2017 for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs and Correction to the Amounts for Youth and Adult Small State Minimum Allotments

Training and Employment Guidance Letter  03-17 - September 12, 2017
WIOA Annual Performance Report Submission

Training and Employment Guidance Letter  27-16 - June 9, 2017
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Activities Program Allotments for Program Year (PY) 2017; Final PY 2017 Allotments for the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service (ES) Program Allotments; and the Allotments of Workforce Information Grants to States for PY 2017

Training and Employment Notice 17-15, Change 2 - March 8, 2017
Revised Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Advance Funding Levels Available October 2016 for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs

Training and Employment Guidance Letter 21-16 - March 2, 2017
Third Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Formula Program Guidance

Training and Employment Guidance Letter 19-16 - March 1, 2017
Guidance on Services provided through the Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service (ES), as amended by title III of WIOA, and for Implementation of the WIOA Final Rules

Training and Employment Guidance Letter 17-16 - January 18, 2017
Infrastructure Funding of the One-Stop Delivery System

Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 16-16 - January 18, 2017
One-Stop Operations Guidance for the American Job Center Network

Training and Employment Guidance Letter 15-16 - January 17, 2017
Competitive Selection of One-Stop Operators

Training and Employment Guidance Letter 14-16 - January 13, 2017
Planning Estimate for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth, Adult, and Dislocated Worker Program Allotments for Program Year (PY) 2017

Training and Employment Guidance Letter 13-16 - January 12, 2017
Guidance on Registered Apprenticeship Provisions and Opportunities in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Click here for earlier Training and Employment Guidance Letters and Notices.

U.S. Department of Labor Technical Assistance Tools and Resources

WIOA Legislation Resources

WIOA Overview

Fact Sheets

Key Statutorily Required Implementation Dates
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Final Regulations Resources

Quick Reference Guides

Fact Sheets

Performance Accountability Resources

Final Rules and Performance FAQs

Additional Resources

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration WIOA Resource Page
U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education WIOA Guidance
U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration Guidance
DOLETA Innovation Opportunity Network

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