The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides funding for job search assistance and skills training for individuals in one of the following groups:
An individual who is 18 yrs of age or older and meets all of the following criteria:
To be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:
1) You are 18 years of age or older.
2) You are a U.S. Citizen, or noncitizen authorized to work in the United States.
3) You are registered with Selective Service (for males 18 years of age and over).
4) You are low-income, and you meet one of the following criteria:
5) Customer receives or is a member of a family that receives (currently or in the past six months) one of the following:
a. TANF, or
b. SNAP, or
c. SSI, or
d. Other public assistance; or
2. Foster Child; or
3. Homeless; or
4. Receives or is eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch; or
5. Deficient in Basic Skills
An individual who has been laid-off or terminated and meets the following eligibility guidelines:
To be eligible to receive WIOA services as a dislocated worker programs, an individual must:
• be 18 years of age or older;
• be a citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the United States;
• meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (males only); and
• meet the definition of dislocated worker at WIOA §680.130.
An Individual who is 16-24 years of age and meets the eligibility
You may qualify if you meet all of the following criteria:
1) You are between the ages of 16-24.
2) You are a U.S. Citizen.
3) Registered with Selective Service (males 18+).
4) You are Low-Income.
5) You meet the definition of Out of School Youth at WIOA §681.210 and you meet one or more of these barriers:
• School dropout
• Foster child
• Pregnant or parenting
• Offender or
• A low income individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment.