WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Outlying Areas Consolidated Grants


The WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Outlying Areas Consolidated Grants, Title I, implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act legislation, allowing the Department to reform and modernize our nation's workforce development system. As allowed by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, the outlying areas that are applying to receive funding through a consolidated grant agreement, may use WIOA Title I funds interchangeably between programs. The program serves individuals and helps employers meet their workforce needs. It promotes job quality by providing them with job search assistance and training opportunities, enhancing their skills to meet labor market needs. The program serves the outlying areas (US territories): American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the United States Virgin Islands. The program's success is measured by the following core indicators of performance: 1. Employment Rate - 2nd Quarter After Exit; 2. Employment Rate - 4th Quarter After Exit; 3. Median Earnings - 2nd Quarter After Exit; 4. Measurable Skill Gains; 5. Credential Attainment Rate.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2023 Program Year 2023 is the first year that the Outlying areas are being allowed to submit a consolidated grant. For other WIOA accomplishments, please refer to the CFDA for the WIOA Adult (17.258), Dislocated Worker (17.278) and Youth funds (17.259).
Public Law Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023-Pub. L. 117-328
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014, and went into effect on July 1, 2015. The regulations were published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2016. The regulations for the Title I WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth programs are at 20 CFR Parts 680 through 683, as well as the joint Department of Labor and Department of Education regulations found at 20 CFR parts 676 through 678., Public Law 113-128 . For Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, The program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 Pub. L. 117-328 signed into law on December 29, 2022.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of Palau, United States Virgin Islands.
Beneficiary Eligibility
American Samoa, Guam Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Republic of Palau United States Virgin Islands
Outlying areas may apply in two ways: 1. Receive the distribution of funds by formula, for each WIOA funded program (Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth); 2. The Act waives the competition requirement, using the discretionary formula rationale and methodology for allocating PY 2023 funds, thus allowing Outlying Areas to submit a single application according to the requirements established by the Secretary for a consolidated grant for Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth funds. Subject to approval of the grant application and other reporting requirements of the Secretary, the Act allows Outlying Areas receiving a consolidated grant, to use those funds interchangeably between the three core programs or activities . Credentials and Documentation Formula-funded programs are subject to an agreement between the Governor and Secretary and an approved State Plan. States sign a grant document agreeing to comply with the Act and regulations for the formula-allotted program. Cost principles apply to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. For PY 2023, the Consolidated Appropriations Act waives the competition requirement for Outlying Areas . Instructions are available in the Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGL) 15-22 and 15-22 Change 1.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The Governor must submit a single WIOA Unified or Combined State Plan in accordance with planning guidance issued through the Federal Register. To apply for a consolidated award, an outlying area must submit an electronically signed copy of an SF- 424, Application for Federal Assistance, through Grants.gov for a single WIOA grant award under the Funding Opportunity Number ETA-TEGL-15-22-Ch1-OA [CFDA 17.290] . The electronically submitted SF-424 through Grants.gov constitutes an official signed document and reflects the amount for the consolidation of WIOA title I funding streams for an outlying area.
Award Procedure
Those portions of the State Plan over which the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training exercises authority are reviewed and approved by the Employment and Training Administration. Formula funds are awarded to the Outlying areas based on a statutory formula provided in the authorizing legislation.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. State plans will be reviewed in accordance with 20 CFR 661.220(e), which provides that the Secretary must approve all state plans within 90 days of their submission, unless the Secretary determines in writing that: the state plan is inconsistent with the provisions of Title I of WIOA or the WIOA regulations, including 29 CFR Part 37.
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How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
The purpose of the WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Outlying Areas Consolidated Grants is to serve individuals and help employers meet their workforce needs. This program enables workers to obtain good jobs by providing them with career services like job search assistance, training opportunities, and services to enter or re-enter the workforce. This program also can deliver comprehensive youth services that focus on assisting out-of-school youth and in-school youth, with one or more barriers to employment, prepare for employment and postsecondary education opportunities; attain educational and/or skills training credentials; and secure employment with career/promotional opportunities. Activities to be performed: WIOA specifies that most WIOA services provided for the Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs, are delivered through the American Job Center network, also known as one-stop career centers. Outlying areas receiving a consolidated grant may use funds interchangeably between Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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Nonfederal entities are required to maintain adequate records in accordance with 2 CFR Part 200.333, 29 CFR 95 and 97, as applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 Chapter Part Public Law Public Law 113-128

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
WIOA formula funds are annually allotted to outlying areas under statutory formulas. Outlying areas have three years to obligate the funds. Funds are distributed in two portions during a program year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: letter. For all outlying areas receiving WIOA Title I formula grants, ETA has determined that it is necessary to de-couple programs that were previously awarded under a single grant prior to PY 2023 and execute them as separate awards as part of an ongoing effort to improve data quality and fulfill reporting requirements to USASpending.gov. Outlying Areas applying through a consolidated grant agreement, will continue to have three years to obligate the funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Contact appropriate Regional Employment and Training Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Robert Kight
200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room C-4203
Washington, DC 20210 USA
Phone: 2026933937
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $8,000,000.00; FY 24 est $8,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
WIOA formula grant amounts vary annually and are published in the Federal Register.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
WIOA Final Rule (DOL only), 20 CFR Parts 603, 651, 652 et.al., is available at: https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/Docs/wioa-regs-labor-final-rule.pdf WIOA Joint Final Rule (DOL and Education), 20 CFR Part 676, 677, 678, is available at: https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/Docs/wioa-regs-joint-final-rule.pdf
Examples of Funded Projects
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