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.