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The New York State Combined Plan

The Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to submit a 4-year (2016-2019) State Plan to receive funding for the six WIOA core programs: Adult; Dislocated Worker; Youth; Wagner Peyser Employment; Adult Education and Literacy; and Vocational Rehabilitation. The New York State (NYS) agencies that administer these core programs (NYS Department of Labor (NYSDOL), NYS Education Department (NYSED), and the Office of Child and Family Services/NYS Commission for the Blind (OCFS/NYSCB)) drafted the plan under guidance of the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) through the Aligning Workforce Programs Committee (comprised of executive staff from NYSDOL, NYSED, OCFS/NYSCB, Empire State Development (ESD), the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), and the State University of New York (SUNY)).

On April 1, 2016, NYS submitted a Combined State Plan, including the strategic and operational elements of the core programs of WIOA, plus those of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, to the United States Departments of Labor and Education. The Plan serves as the State’s vehicle to outline its vision of the workforce development system and how it will align and integrate the workforce development system’s goals. The Final NYS WIOA Combined State Plan (PDF format | HTML format) was approved by the federal government on October 24, 2016.

WIOA also requires a 2-year modification to the Combined Plan to provide the core programs an opportunity to update the Plan to reflect changes in labor market and economic conditions; State law or policy; the Statewide vision and goals; or other factors affecting implementation of the Plan. The core programs reviewed and modified the State Plan, and must provide an opportunity for public comment prior to submission to the federal government.

The draft modified Combined State Plan was posted for public comment from February 28, 2018 – March 30, 2018. Comments received will be reviewed and any changes will be made prior to submission of the Plan to the United States Departments of Labor and Education. Once approved, the final Modified Combined State Plan will be posted to this website.

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