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