BILL OWENS Governor
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
VICKIE L. ARMSTORONG Executive Director
OFFICE OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS Two Park Central, Suite 400 1515 Arapahoe Street Denver, CO 80202-2117 303/620-4200 FAX 303/620-4257
J. DWIGHT STEELE Director
Category: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Subject#: Needs Related Payments for Adult and Dislocated Workers under WIA Source: State/Federal Revise/Replace: Replaces Policy Guidance Letter #99-21-E6 Contact: Employment Programs
Distribution: Workforce Region Directors, Managers, Employment and Training Program and Administrative Staff, CDLE Financial Reporting and Analysis Staff
Colorado One-Stop System Policy Guidance Letter#: 02-18-WIA Date: May 23, 2002
Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, Public Law 105-220, effective August 7, 1998, Section 134(e)(3) and 134 (d)(4); Federal Register, WIA – Final Rules, 20 CFR 652 et al., Part 663, Subpart H – Supportive Services, 663.815-840.
To replace former Program Guidance Letter (PGL) #99-21-E6 and provide updated program guidance for needs-related payments for Adult and Dislocated Workers to ensure compliance under Title I of WIA.
The implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which took effect on August 7, 1998, has provided new program guidelines for needs-related payments for Adult and Dislocated Workers, replacing those guidelines issued under the Job Training Partnership Act of 1992. The passage of WIA reformed the nation’s job-training system and marked the beginning of a new opportunity to streamline services through a One-Stop delivery system. Under WIA, funds that are allocated to a local workforce area are allowed to be used for Needs-Related Payments. Needs-Related Payments (NRPs) provide financial assistance to eligible adult and dislocated workers to enable them to participate in training and education