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WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Overview

Maryland Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State PlanThe Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014, and became effective July 1, 2015. WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. WIOA is designed to help both jobseekers and businesses: WIOA addresses the needs of jobseekers through establishing a workforce system that helps them access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market; WIOA addresses businesses’ needs by matching them to the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Maryland’s State Combined Workforce Plan
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Maryland’s WIOA State Plan is Governor Larry Hogan’s blueprint for the creation of an effective and efficient workforce system. Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Labor, the Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to work collaboratively to develop a strategic and operational plan that includes the following programs:

WIOA State Plan Program

Core WIOA Program
as determined by law

Additional WIOA Program
as determined by Governor

MD state Agency Responsible for Oversight

Adult Program

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Labor

Dislocated Workforce Program

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Labor

Youth Program

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Labor

Wagner-Peyser Act Program

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Labor

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Program

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Labor

VR Program

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MSDE

TANF Program

 

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DHS

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program

 

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Labor

Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) Program

 

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Labor

Unemployment Insurance**

 

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Labor

SCSEP**

 

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Labor and Senior Service America, Inc.

RExO

 

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Seedco and Bon Secours

Community Services Block Grant**

 

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DHCD

** = New addition to Maryland Combined State Plan effective 2018-2020
Table 13: Partners for WIOA State Plan

Governor Hogan’s letter designating Maryland as a Combined Plan State

The inclusion of these key programs, in combination, will ensure that Maryland effectively leverages its existing resources to deliver outstanding customer service to workers and businesses that are vital to Maryland’s economic growth and prosperity. Key partners from these state agencies as well as representatives from the Governor’s Workforce Development Board and local workforce development areas, pursuant to the Governor’s charge, worked together to ensure that Maryland is poised to develop a WIOA compliant workforce system.

The Plan was approved by USDOL and the federal agencies implementing WIOA. In July 2016, National Skills Coalition highlighted Maryland’s Combined State Workforce Plan.

State Plan Workforce Partners – Organizational Charts

American Job Centers Locator Map

Division of Unemployment Insurance’s State Quality Service Plan (SQSP)

Regional Area Workforce Plans (WIOA)

Local Area Workforce Plans (WIOA)

Additional WIOA Resources