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Highlights

  • On February 9, 2016, the President's FY 2017 budget request was submitted to Congress. ETA's request for FY 2017 totals $10.34 billion.

Budget Information

State Statutory Formula Funding

A detailed look at how certain programs in ETA's budget are divided by statutory formula among States.
See State Funding

For Economically Disadvantaged Youth and Adult data for use in WIA and WIOA Youth and Adult within State Allocation Formulas click here.

Quarterly State WIOA Spending Summaries

The Department posts expenditure data on each of the three Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act block grants (Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker) for each quarter beginning in Program Year (PY) 2015. Data for Workforce Investment Act programs from the end of PY 2000 through the end of PY 2014 is available in the WIA Archive below.

WIOA Spending Summaries reflect cumulative accrued expenditure of total funds available reported during a particular program year. States are authorized three years to obligate and expend WIOA funds; therefore, in WIOA Spending Summaries, total funds available in a program year include unexpended carry-in plus new availability.

ETA requires grantees to report accrued expenditures. Accrued expenditures, as defined in 29 CFR 97.3, means charges incurred by the grantee during a given period requiring the provision of funds for: (1) goods and other tangible property received; (2) services performed by employees, contractors, sub-grantees, subcontractors, and other payees; and (3) other amounts becoming owed under programs for which no current services or performance is required, such as annuities, insurance claims, and other benefits.

In general, total accrued expenditures are costs incurred for goods and services received regardless of whether the payment has been made (TEGL No. 28-10).

See Quarterly Spending Summaries

WIA Archive

Annual State WIA Obligation Summaries

The Department began preparing annual WIA obligation summaries starting with the 6/30/2009 reporting quarter and will continue to post such reports annually in December.

WIA Obligation Summaries reflect cumulative obligations of total funds available reported during a particular program year. States are authorized three years to obligate and expend WIA funds; therefore, in WIA Obligation Summaries, total funds available in a program year include unobligated carry-in plus new availability.

Obligations, as defined in 29 CFR 97.3, means the amount of orders placed, contracts, and subgrants awarded, goods and services received, and similar transactions during a given period that will require payment by the grantee during the same or a future period. In sum, obligation is a term that references actions where a legal commitment to pay exists (TEGL 28-10). Total obligations represent the sum of expenditures and unliquidated obligations.

See Annual Obligation Summaries

WIA Spending and Obligation Rate Visualizations

To help visualize state utilization of WIA funds, the Department is preparing a comparison of obligation and expenditure rates for funding available to each state during the program year. Comparisons are made for all WIA funding combined, State level funding, the Governor's Reserve, and Local level funding.

States are authorized three years to obligate and expend WIA funds; therefore, total funds available in a program year include carry-in plus new availability. Some funds may be obligated at the end of the prior program year, but not expended; so the carry-in amount available for obligation is not always the same as the amount available for expenditure (and often is less). As a result, states may legitimately wind up with a percent obligated during a program year that is less than the percent expended, although usually the percent obligated is higher than the percent expended.

See Spending and Obligation Rate Visualizations

Reference Tools

Budget Structure
Information on the seven appropriation accounts, which cover multiple programs, and descriptions of the programs.

Congressional Committees
Congressional committees, their chairpersons and members who have jurisdictional approval of the ETA budget.

Federal Budget Process
The steps involved in formulating ETA's budget.

Budget Dictionary
Definitions of budget terms.