Implementing WIOA: State Policy Choices to Assist Low-Income Working Families

This policy brief from the Working Poor Families Project (WPFP) highlights key state policy decision points related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and considers ten key provisions within WIOA that can help states address the needs of low-income working families: 1) WIOA planning and program alignment, 2) priority on serving low-income people, 3) WIOA performance measures, 4) increased training options, 5) career pathways and industry/sector partnerships, 6) supportive services, 7) new ability to serve incumbent workers, 8) adult basic education, 9) integrated education and training approaches, and 10) changes to serving youth and young adults.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
July, 2015
Date: 
July 2015
Source: 
Partner Resources
OFA Initiatives: 
TANF/WIOA Resource Hub
TANF/WIOA Category: 
TANF/WIOA General Information
WIOA and Partner Agency Guidance
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
    • WIOA
  • Education and Training