WIOA State Plans

WIOA Unified and Combined State Plans outline what State and Territories are doing to help Americans, including those with barriers to employment, such as individuals with disabilities, into high-quality careers. The Unified and Combined State Plans also detail how States and Territories are helping businesses hire and retain skilled workers.

Under WIOA, States and Territories developed the first Unified and Combined State Plans for the four-year period covering Program Years 2016 through 2019 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2020) in the Spring of 2016. WIOA requires States and Territories to modify their State Plans at the midpoint. In the Spring of 2018, States and Territories developed these modifications covering Program Years 2019 and 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). The first Unified and Combined States Plans and modifications are available on the WIOA State Plan Portal

In the Spring of 2020, States and Territories submitted their second four-year Unified and Combined State Plans covering Program Years 2020 through 2023 (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2024). The U.S. Departments of Education and Labor have approved these State Plans and they will be published on the WIOA State Plan Portal soon. 

The WIOA State Plan Portal is part of the joint State Plan Requirements Information Collection Request (OMB No. 1205-0522). The portal is the approved method by which States submit and modify Unified and Combined State Plans. 

The U.S. Departments of Education and Labor have developed several technical assistance tools related to Unified and Combined State Plans  available on WorkforceGPS