Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Education & Employment

Assists low-income youth ages 14-24 in improving academic performance, high school/GED completion, continuing education and career exploration and training.

Eligibility:
A.  OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH means an individual who is:
        1.  U.S. citizen or otherwise legally entitled to work in the U.S.;
        2.  Age and School:
                a.  Age 16-17 and not attending any secondary school or post-secondary school as defined by applicable State law; compulsory rules apply; not included as post-secondary are WIOA Title II Adult Basic Ed., Job Corps, and YouthBuild; or
                b.  Age 18-24 and not attending any secondary school or post-secondary school as defined by applicable State law; not included as post-secondary are WIOA Title II Adult Basic Ed., Job Corps, and YouthBuild
        3.  Selective Service Registration (males who are 18 or older and born on or after January 1, 1960)
        4.  and one or more of the following:
                a.  A school dropout.
                b.  A youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter.
                c.  A low-income individual who is a recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent and is—
                        1.  Basic skills deficient; or
                        2.  An English language learner.
                d.  An individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system. 
                e.  An individual who is  
                        1.  Homeless (as defined in Section 41403(6) of the Violence   Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043e-2(6))),and/or in Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2))), 
                        2.  A runaway, 
                        3.  In foster care or has aged out of foster care system, 
                        4.  A child eligible for assistance under Section 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or; 
                        5.  An out of home placement 
                f.  An individual who is pregnant or parenting.
                g.  A youth who is an individual with a disability
                h.  *A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment. This would include, but is not limited to life circumstances:
                        1.  Abuse or history of abuse (e.g. physical, emotional, verbal, economic, mental, sexual)
                        2.  Chronic health conditions such as; diabetes, asthma, obesity
                        3.  A youth of incarcerated parent or parents 
                        4.  Age 18 through 24 with no work history
                        5.  Substance abuse or history of substance abuse

B.  IN-SCHOOL YOUTH means an individual who is:
        1.  Low income;
        2.  U.S. citizen or otherwise legally entitled to work in the U.S.;
        3.  Age 14 through 21;
        4.  Attending any secondary school or post-secondary school as defined by applicable State law; (not included as post-secondary are WIOA Title II Adult Basic Education, Job Corps, and YouthBuild.)
        5.  Selective Service Registration (males who are 18 or older and born on or after January 1, 1960), unless an exception is justified (see Section 5.2 for guidance on Selective Service registration); 
        6.  and one or more of the following:
                a.  Basic skills deficient
                b.  An English language learner
                c.  An offender
                d.  An individual who is  
                        1.  Homeless (as defined in Section 41403(6) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14043e-2(6)) and/or Section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2))), 
                        2.  A runaway, 
                        3.  In foster care or has aged out of foster care system, 
                        4.  A child eligible for assistance under Section 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or; 
                        5.  In an out of home placement 
                e.  An individual who is pregnant or parenting
                f.  A youth who is an individual with a disability  

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