ADDENDUM II (Addenda 8) - Youth
Eligibility is a key component of WIA administration and oversight. Enrollment of non-eligible participants may result in disallowed costs, which the Grant Recipient (CLEO), may ultimately be required to repay from non-federal or non-State funding sources. It is therefore critical that files be reviewed early in the process to avoid improperly moving a participant through the system and incurring disallowed costs.
Except as provided in subtitles C (Job Corps) and D (National Programs), the term “eligible youth” means an individual —
- Who is not less than age 14 and not more than age 21;
- Who received an income, or is a member of a family that received a total family income, that, in relation to family size, does not exceed the higher of-- (i) the poverty line or (ii) 70 percent of the lower living standard income level. (See Title I, Sec 101 Definitions Item 24 & 25.)
Note: In cases permitted by regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Labor, an individual with a disability, whose own income meets the requirements of a program but who is a member of a family whose income does not meet such requirements, may be deemed eligible as a family of one as the result of their disability, which must be appropriately documented.
- Who is an individual who is one or more of the following:
- Deficient in basic literacy skills
- A school dropout
- Homeless, a runaway, or a foster child
- Pregnant or a parent
- An offender
- An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment
- As with Adults and DWs, male youths who are U.S. citizens or aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 21 and applying for youth services, are required to register with or verify registration with the Selective Service Administration. This can be verified through the Selective Service web page (www.sss.gov).