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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 2020 (accessible version)

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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MD Labor

Dislocated Workforce Program

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MD Labor

Youth Program

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MD Labor

Wagner-Peyser Act Program

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MD Labor

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Program

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MD Labor

Vocational Rehabilitation Program

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MSDE

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program

 

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DHS

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program

 

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MD Labor

Jobs for Veterans State Grant Program

 

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MD Labor

Unemployment Insurance

 

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MD Labor

Senior Community Service Employment Program

 

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MD Labor and Senior Service America, Inc.

Reentry Employment Opportunities

 

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Local partners

Community Service Block Grant

 

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DHCD

Table: Partners for WIOA State Plan

In 2020, the local grantees for the Reentry Employment Opportunities program are: Family Health International; Goodwill Industries International, Inc.; Living Classrooms Foundation; Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.; and Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation.

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.

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