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WIOA - FAQ

Who are the required one-stop partners?

  • Section 121(b)(1)(B) of WIOA identifies the entities that are required partners in the local one-stop systems.
  • The required partners are the entities responsible for administering the following programs and activities in the local area:
    • Programs authorized under title I of WIOA, including:
      • Adults
      • Dislocated workers
      • Youth
      • Job Corps
      • YouthBuild
      • Native American programs
      • Migrant and seasonal farmworker programs
    • Employment services authorized under the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.);
    • Adult education and literacy activities authorized under title II of WIOA;
    • The Vocational Rehabilitation program authorized under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 720 et seq.);
    • The Senior Community Service Employment Program authorized under title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3056 et seq.);
    • Career and technical education programs at the post-secondary level authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.);
    • Trade Adjustment Assistance activities authorized under chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2271 et seq.);
    • Jobs for Veterans State Grants programs authorized under chapter 41 of title 38, U.S.C.;
    • Employment and training activities carried out under the Community Services Block Grant (42 U.S.C. 9901 et seq.);
    • Employment and training activities carried out by the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
    • Programs authorized under State unemployment compensation laws (in accordance with applicable Federal law);
    • Programs authorized under sec. 212 of the Second Chance Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17532); and
    • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) authorized under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), unless exempted by the Governor under § 463.405(b). § 463.405 Is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families a required one-stop partner?
      • Yes, TANF, authorized under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), is a required partner. (WIOA sec. 121(b)(1)(B)(xiii)).
      • The Governor may determine that TANF will not be a required partner in the State, or within some specific local areas in the State. In this instance, the Governor must notify the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services in writing of this determination.
      • In States, or local areas within a State, where the Governor has determined that TANF is not required to be a partner, local TANF programs may still opt to be a one-stop partner, or to work in collaboration with the one-stop center.
    • § 463.410 What other entities may serve as one-stop partners?
      • Other entities that carry out a workforce development program, including Federal, State, or local programs and programs in the privatesector, may serve as additional partners in the one-stop system if the Local Board and chief elected official(s) approve the entity's participation.
      • Additional partners may include:
    • Employment and training programs administered by the Social Security Administration, including the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program established under sec. 1148 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b-19);
    • Employment and training programs carried out by the Small Business Administration;
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) employment and training programs, authorized under secs. 6(d)(4) and 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015(d)(4));
    • Client Assistance Program authorized under sec. 112 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 732);
    • Programs authorized under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.); and
    • Other appropriate Federal, State or local programs, including employment, education, and training programs provided by public libraries or in the private sector.
  • § 463.415 What entity serves as the one-stop partner for a particular program in the local area?
    • The entity that carries out the program and activities listed in § 463.400 or § 463.405, and therefore serves as the one-stop partner, is the grant recipient, administrative entity, or organization responsible for administering the funds of the specified program in the local area. The term “entity” does not include the service providers that contract with, or are subrecipients of, the local administrative entity. For programs that do not include local administrative entities, the responsible State agency should be the partner. Specific entities for particular programs are identified in paragraph (b) of this section. If a program or activity listed in § 463.400 is not carried out in a local area, the requirements relating to a required one-stop partner are not applicable to such program or activity in that local one-stop system.
    • For title II of WIOA, the entity that carries out the program for the purposes of paragraph (a) of this section is the sole entity or agency in the State or outlying area responsible for administering or supervising policy for adult education and literacy activities in the State or outlying area. The State eligible entity may delegate its responsibilities under paragraph (a) of this section to one or more eligible providers or consortium of eligible providers.
    • For the Vocational Rehabilitation program, authorized under title I of the Rehabilitation Act, the entity that carries out the program for the purposes of paragraph (a) of this section is the designated State agencies or designated State units specified under sec. 101(a)(2) of the Rehabilitation Act that is primarily concerned with vocational rehabilitation, or vocational and other rehabilitation, of individuals with disabilities.
    • Under WIOA, the national programs, including Job Corps, the Native American program, YouthBuild, and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs are required one-stop partners. The entity for the Native American program and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs is the grantee of those respective programs. The entity for Job Corps is the Job Corps center.
    • For the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, the entity that carries out the program for the purposes of paragraph (a) of this section is the State eligible agency. The State eligible agency may delegate its responsibilities under paragraph (a) of this section to one or more State agencies, eligible recipients at the post-secondary level, or consortia of eligible recipients at the post-secondary level.