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Innovations in Maryland: A Best Practices Guide

WIOA Technical Documents
DWDAL-DUI Language Access Plan 2022
2023 Language Access Plan Resource Guide
Nondiscrimination Plan
Benchmarks of Success for the Workforce System

WIOA Convening Presentations

WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Overview

Maryland Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State PlanThe Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014, and became effective July 1, 2015. WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. WIOA is designed to help both jobseekers and businesses: WIOA addresses the needs of jobseekers through establishing a workforce system that helps them access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market; WIOA addresses businesses’ needs by matching them to the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Maryland’s State Combined Workforce Plan 2020-2024

Maryland’s WIOA State Plan is Governor Larry Hogan’s blueprint for the creation of an effective and efficient workforce system. Governor Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Labor, the Department of Human Services (DHS), and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to work collaboratively to develop a strategic and operational plan that includes the following programs:

Table: Partners for WIOA State Plan
WIOA State Plan Program Core WIOA Program as determined by law Additional WIOA Program as determined by Governor MD state Agency Responsible for Oversight
Adult Program   MD Labor
Dislocated Workforce Program   MD Labor
Youth Program   MD Labor
Wagner-Peyser Act Program   MD Labor
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Program   MD Labor
Vocational Rehabilitation Program   MSDE
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program   DHS
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training   DHS
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program   MD Labor
Jobs for Veterans State Grant Program   MD Labor
Unemployment Insurance   MD Labor
Senior Community Service Employment Program   MD Labor and Senior Service America, Inc.
Reentry Employment Opportunities   Local Partners
Community Service Block Grant   DHCD

In 2020, the local grantees for the Reentry Employment Opportunities program are: Family Health International; Goodwill Industries International, Inc.; Living Classrooms Foundation; Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.; and Structured Employment Economic Development Corporation.

Governor Hogan’s letter designating Maryland as a Combined Plan State

The inclusion of these key programs, in combination, will ensure that Maryland effectively leverages its existing resources to deliver outstanding customer service to workers and businesses that are vital to Maryland’s economic growth and prosperity. Key partners from these state agencies as well as representatives from the Governor’s Workforce Development Board and local workforce development areas, pursuant to the Governor’s charge, worked together to ensure that Maryland is poised to develop a WIOA compliant workforce system.

The Plan was approved by USDOL and the federal agencies implementing WIOA.

State Plan Workforce Partners – Organizational Charts

American Job Centers Locator Map

Division of Unemployment Insurance’s State Quality Service Plan (SQSP)

Regional Area Workforce Plans (WIOA)

Local Area Workforce Plans (WIOA)

Additional WIOA Resources