The Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to submit a 4-year (2016-2019) State Plan to receive funding for the six WIOA core programs: Adult; Dislocated Worker; Youth; Wagner Peyser Employment; Adult Education and Literacy; and Vocational Rehabilitation. The New York State (NYS) agencies that administer these core programs (NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL), NYS Education Department (NYSED), and the Office of Child and Family Services/NYS Commission for the Blind (OCFS/NYSCB)) drafted the plan under guidance of the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) through the Aligning Workforce Programs Committee (comprised of executive staff from NYSDOL, NYSED, OCFS/NYSCB, Empire State Development (ESD), the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), and the State University of New York (SUNY)).
On April 1, 2016, NYS submitted a Combined State Plan, including the strategic and operational elements of the core programs of WIOA, plus those of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, to the United States Departments of Labor and Education. The Plan serves as the State’s vehicle to outline its vision of the workforce development system and how it will align and integrate the workforce development system’s goals. The Final NYS WIOA Combined State Plan (PDF format | HTML format) was approved by the federal government on October 24, 2016.
WIOA also requires a 2-year modification to the Combined Plan to provide the core programs an opportunity to update the Plan to reflect changes in labor market and economic conditions; State law or policy; the Statewide vision and goals; or other factors affecting implementation of the Plan. The core programs reviewed and modified the Combined Plan. The Final Modified NYS WIOA Combined State Plan (PDF format | HTML format) was approved by the federal government on July 19, 2018.
The Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program provides federal funding to states to hire dedicated staff to provide individualized career and training-related services to veterans and eligible individuals with barriers to employment, and assist businesses to fill their workforce needs with job-seeking veterans. JVSG recipients are required to complete a five-year Plan, with required annual updates. The 2015-2019 New York State JVSG State Plan is incorporated into the full New York State Combined State Plan. The Fiscal Year 2020 JVSG State Plan update may also be found here (PDF format)
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