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WIA Youth Formula Funded Program

WIA Youth Formula-Funded Grants
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 enacted a formula-funded youth program serving eligible low-income youth, ages 14-21, who face barriers to employment. Funds for youth services are allocated to state and local areas based on a formula distribution. Service strategies, developed by workforce providers, prepare youth for employment and/or post-secondary education through strong linkages between academic and occupational learning. Local communities provide youth activities and services in partnership with the WIA American Job Center System and under the direction of local Workforce Investment Boards. To find the nearest American Job Center, visit: To view a detailed program description Click here.