Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult Program

Purpose: The purpose of WIA Title IB adult program is to provide core, intensive and training services to individuals age 18 and older who are at or lower than a level of self-sufficiency.

Eligibility: All Arizona adults are eligible for core services. Intensive and training services may be provided to adults that have been determined to be in need of these services in order to obtain employment, or obtain and retain employment that allows for self-sufficiency. Training services may be available for adults who have met the eligibility requirements for intensive services in order to obtain employment. Training services are limited to individuals who are unable to obtain other grant assistance for services, including federal Pell grants.

Administration: The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) has statewide oversight and administrative entity responsibilities of the WIA Adult Program in Arizona. These responsibilities include fiscal controls, grant management, participant data collection and tracking, reporting to the U.S. Department of Labor, monitoring, service provider training, technical assistance, and policy interpretation and development. Adult services are provided locally through contracts between DES and local workforce investment areas.


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