WIOA State Plans

WIOA State Plans outline what State and Territories are doing to help Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, such as individuals with disabilities, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.

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

In the Spring of 2020, States and Territories submitted their second four-year State Plans covering Program Years 2020 through 2023 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024). The U.S. Departments of Education and Labor are currently reviewing and approving these State Plans. They will also be available on the WIOA State Plan Portal

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 their Unified and Combined State Plans. 

Joint technical assistance related to WIOA State Plans is available through WorkforceGPS