WIOA Formula Allocations – PY 21-22

Workforce Services Information Notice

Issued: May 14, 2021

Revised: May 3, 2022

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I formula fund allocations for each Local Workforce Development Area (Local Area), for Program Year (PY) 2021-22, have been released. These allocations (Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker (DW)) are based on the allotments issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), to the states per Training and Employment Guidance Letter 19-20, dated April 27, 2021.

The WIOA prescribes a specific method to calculate sub-state hold harmless levels for DW Program funds. As a result, there is an alignment in the WIOA hold harmless provisions across the Youth, Adult, and DW programs. These hold harmless provisions were established to help mitigate year-to-year volatility in funding levels. Under the WIOA, hold harmless provisions ensure that each area receives no less than 90 percent of their average percentage share from the two prior years. The local areas that receive more than 100 percent of their average percentage share from the previous two years will be proportionately reduced by the amount of total funding necessary to ensure that all local areas receive at least 90 percent of their average percentage share from the two prior years.

Please be aware that this notice is being issued for planning and budgeting purposes only because the state has not yet received the federal Notice of Award (NOA) for any of the funding streams. Once the NOA has been received, Youth allocations will be released to Local Areas immediately. Youth allotments to the states will be issued in one sum with an effective date of April 1, 2021, under the grant code 301. The Adult and DW allocations will be released as soon as we receive federal and state spending authority for these funds.

The allotment to California and the amounts available for the formula allocation to the local areas are listed below. Attachment 1 reflects the total amount local areas will receive for each of the funding streams during the PY 21-22. Additionally, Attachment 2 provides a breakdown of how each of the three funding streams are allocated.

PY 21-22 Federal Allotment & Available Formula Allocation

PY 21-22 Title I Total Federal Allotment Total Available for Formula Allocation
Youth Program $125,113,453 $106,346,436
Adult Program $120,643,129 $102,546,660
Dislocated Worker Program $149,720,406 $89,832,244
Total $395,476,988 $298,725,340


If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Management Unit at WSBFinancialManagementUnit@edd.ca.gov.

Central Office Workforce Services Division

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Last Revised: 05/03/2022