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Labor Announces 2014 WIA Incentive Grant Opportunity

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April 16, 2014

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Labor Announces 2014 WIA Incentive Grant Opportunity

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education announced on April 15 that eight states have qualified to receive a portion of the incentive grant awards established under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). In order to qualify to receive a portion of this year’s funds, states must have exceeded performance levels during the 2012 program year under WIA title IB and title II.

Funds awarded to qualifying states can be used to support certain programs under WIA, including adult education, or for activities in support of the Perkins CTE Act.

Qualifying states and their eligible award amount include:

  • Georgia - $1,428,125
  • Idaho - $845,837
  • Indiana - $1,130,999
  • Maine - $819,433
  • Oklahoma - $911,238
  • Pennsylvania - $1,438,783
  • South Carolina – 1,079,016
  • Texas - $2,230,834

While states eligible to receive incentive grant funds must apply to the Department of Labor, the application form and requirements have not yet been made available. Once the applications are available, the due date for eligible states to submit their information is May 30.

For more information on the grant, please visit the announcement in the federal register.

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