What criteria is used to review and fund IWT applications?

The application must be reviewed by the Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) to ensure that:

  • The application is complete, with all information supplied
  • The proposed training is consistent with local economic and workforce priorities
  • The primary purpose of layoff aversion is met
  • The training is restricted to skill attainment activities or process-improvement training.
  • The application clearly describes the training to be delivered, states the training objectives, and describes how the funds will be used to meet the objectives
  • Any additional criteria required by the LWIA have been submitted.

The LWIA then scores the applications and submits them to the Division of Workforce Services with a letter of recommendation, for final review and selection.  The number of awards approved per round is based on funding availability as determined by the State Workforce Board.

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