State Programs, Planning, and Divisional Budget Management
The State Programs, Planning, and Divisional Budget Management Section of the Workforce Development Division administers state level Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs and activities funded with WIOA 15 Percent Set Aside Funds as well as programs and activities funded with State General Funds and other discretionary grants. The major program administered by this Section is the Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Program, which provides assistance to employers for employees’ work-related skills to be upgraded and/or train employees for new work-related skills necessary for the company to compete on a global basis, avoid layoffs, etc. Additionally, this section also administers the Supportive Services program for WIOA participants. The Supportive Services program reimburses exam and license fees and materials needed to complete WIOA training. Another service administered by this Section for WIOA-eligible participants is Relocation Assistance. If a person is laid-off from their current employment due to no fault of their own and cannot obtain a job with comparable salary and benefits within 75 miles of their residence, we can provide assistance to relocate if they find a suitable job more than 75 miles from their residence. Application and approval has to occur before the move to the new location. A full description and related materials for all of these programs is available on this website. This Section also reviews all WIOA Workforce Plans required by the WIOA for each local workforce development area and processes service provider expenditure reports prior to submittal for payment processing to ensure that reported expenditures are in agreement with the approved budget for each service provider to avoid the payment of non-allowable costs. Other responsibilities include budget management, working with our Federal funding agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education, regarding our grant awards and other workforce issues and requests, and providing technical assistance to employers applying for IWT Program funding and other service providers and local workforce development area staff.