Work Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)


It all started when…

FUNDING:  Federal Grant

COVERAGE AREA:  Counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward

PURPOSE: To serve low-income youth who face barriers to continued education and employment. 

SELECTION CRITERIA:  Out-of-school youth are those aged 16-24 who are not attending any school as defined by state law and meet at least one of these criteria: dropped out of school; is within compulsory school age but did not attend during the previous schoolyear; has obtained a secondary school diploma or equivalent but is low income and basic skills deficient or an English language learner; is in the juvenile or adult justice systems; is homeless, a runaway, or either in or aged out of foster care; is pregnant or parenting; is an individual with a disability; and/or is low-income and “requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.”

FUNDING PERIOD:  Current grant funded July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.


CONTACT:  Christin Jackson, Vice President of Workforce Development

225 Industrial Park Road, Farmville, VA  23901, 434-298-7318    

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