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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

What is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)?

  • First update to federal workforce law in 16 years
  • Replaces the Workforce Investment Act
  • Amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Six year life - 2016 - 2020
  • Most provisions effective July 1, 2015

Local Four-Year Plans

WIOA requires Workforce Development Boards (WDB), in partnership with the local chief elected official, to develop and submit a comprehensive four-year local plan to the state for approval. The plan must address current and future strategies and efficiencies to advance the continuing modernization of the workforce system and the creation of a customer-centered system. It must also support the strategy described in the State Plan and be consistent with the State Plan.

WIOA Performance Support Grant


Have Questions?

Contact policy@dwd.in.gov with questions or for more information.

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