Waiver of 80 Percent Obligation for PY 20-21

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: March 25, 2021

The state is issuing a waiver of the Local Workforce Development Area (Local Area) requirement to obligate at least 80 percent of their WIOA formula funds by the end of the first program year for which they were allocated. For additional information and guidance regarding this state imposed requirement, refer to Funds Utilization Requirements for WIOA Funds (WSD15-08) (PDF), issued on November 18, 2015.

This waiver is being granted in an effort to reduce the negative impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak to Local Areas’ program planning efforts. This waiver applies to PY 20-21 Youth, Adult, and Dislocated Worker funds only. All PY 20-21 formula funds must be fully expended by June 30, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your assigned Regional Advisor.

Central Office Workforce Services Division

Last Revised: 01/24/2022