Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act [WIOA]

Louisiana’s Combined State Plan - PY 2020-2023 Draft

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Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), states are required to submit a single, coordinated plan for all core programs under the law. To assist the Governor in the development of the state plan, Louisiana has developed a four year Strategic Plan to create the road map for the workforce system to capitalize on its strengths, identify and address opportunities, and promote continuous improvement of services.

Louisiana’s Combined State Plan includes the six core programs funded under WIOA (Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, Wagner-Peyser, Adult Education and Vocational Rehabilitation), as well the following partner programs:

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
  • Employment and training programs under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Work programs under Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008
  • Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program (JVSG)
  • Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Strategic Plan identifies three key goals critical to successfully achieving Louisiana’s vision:

Goal 1: Continue to strengthen existing and establish new Career Pathways as a model for skill, credential and degree attainment for Louisiana citizens. This will help to secure jobs that provide opportunities for economic independence and family stability.

Goal 2: Expand career services and opportunities for targeted and special populations facing multiple barriers.

Goal 3: Increase the participation and utilization of the workforce system by employers and job- seekers to foster the improvement and expansion of employer-driven regional sector partnerships to meet occupational demands as supported by regional labor market information.

Although goals and strategies have been identified, the planning process is not complete. This is your opportunity to participate in the planning process, and Louisiana welcomes your input.

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     Appendix 1: Performance Goals for the Core Programs, click here to review/comment.
     Appendix 2: Jobs for Veterans State Grants, click here to review/comment.
     Appendix 3: Community Service Block Grant, click here to review/comment.
     Appendix 4: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF), click here to review/comment.
     Appendix 5: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Employment and Training (SNAP E &T) and Work Programs
                               Authorized Under Sections 6(d)(4) and 6 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008,
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     Appendix 6: Senior Community Service Employment program (programs authorized under title V of the Older
                               Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3056 et seq.)), click here to review/comment.