Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act [WIOA]

Louisiana’s Combined State Plan Draft

To review the State Plan Draft (or add/view comments), click here.

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), states are required to submit a single, coordinated plan for all core programs under the law. To assist the Governor in the development of the state plan, Louisiana has developed a four year Strategic Plan to create the road map for the workforce system to capitalize on its strengths, identify and address opportunities, and promote continuous improvement of services.

Louisiana’s Combined State Plan includes the six core programs funded under WIOA (Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, Wagner-Peyser, Adult Education and Vocational Rehabilitation), as well the following partner programs:

  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
  • Employment and training programs under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Work programs under Section 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Programs
  • Jobs for Veterans State Grants Program
  • Community Services Block Grant

The Strategic Plan identifies three key goals critical to successfully achieving Louisiana’s vision:

Goal 1: Establish Career Pathways as a model for skill, credential and degree attainment for Louisiana citizens to secure jobs that provide opportunities for economic independence and family stability.

Goal 2: Expand career services and opportunities for populations facing multiple barriers to close the gap in educational attainment and economic advancement through career pathways and improved career services and the expansion of bridge programs.

Goal 3: Increase the participation and utilization of the workforce system by employers and job seekers.

Although goals and strategies have been identified, the planning process is not complete. This is your opportunity to participate in the planning process, and Louisiana welcomes your input.

The draft of Louisiana’s Combined State Plan is available for public comment until 11:59 p.m., March 30, 2016. Louisiana is seeking input and comments from subject matter experts, required partners and other stakeholders. Comments are welcomed for content, language, and overall implementation of Louisiana’s Combined State Plan.

To review the State Plan Draft (or add/view comments), click here.

     Appendix 1: Performance Goals for the Core Programs, click here
     Appendix 2: Jobs for Veterans State Grants, click here
     Appendix 3: Unemployment Insurance, click here
     Appendix 4: Community Service Block Grant, click here
     Appendix 5: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF), click here
     Appendix 6: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Employment and Training (SNAP E &T) and Work Programs
                               Authorized Under Sections 6(d)(4) and 6 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, click here