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1.3 Local Workforce Development Areas (WDA) and Planning Regions | 1.3.1 Background and Purpose



1.3.1 Background and Purpose

Effective date: July 1, 2020



The local workforce development area (WDA) serves as the jurisdiction for the administration of workforce development activities, and the execution of Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth funds allocated by DWD-DET.

They are the areas within which local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) oversee the functions described in Policy 1.4.3.1

Such areas may be considered a region unto themselves, or may be components of a planning region, each with its own Local Workforce Development Board (WDB).

The Governor must designate local areas in order for the state to receive Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth funding under Title I, subtitle B of WIOA.2