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Chapter 2) The One-Stop (Job Center) Delivery System

Chapter 3) Program Funding and Grants Management

Chapter 4) Fiscal Management

Chapter 5) Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Chapter 6) Complaints, Grievances, and Appeals

Chapter 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs

Chapter 8) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

Chapter 9) Rapid Response

Chapter 12) File Documentation

WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Ch. 3) Program Funding and Grant Management

3.6 Program Waitlists

Effective date:

Local WDBs may periodically need to implement a waitlist for a WIOA Title I Program. A waitlist can be used either for program-eligible individuals waiting to enter into a program or for existing program participants waiting to receive direct-cost services.

Note: Career planners may never deny an individual the opportunity to apply to a WIOA Title I Program, even if a waitlist is in place.

Before a local WDB may implement a waitlist for a Title I Program, the local WDB must inform its Local Program Liaison in writing about its plan to implement a waitlist, including:

  • whether the waitlist is for program entry or services;
  • the reason for the waitlist (e.g., limited funds);
  • the anticipated duration of the waitlist;
  • the total number of active participants currently being served, excluding those participants who are receiving follow-up services only; and
  • the number of potential participants and/or current participants who will be waitlisted at the time the list is implemented.

DWD-DET will review the local WDB's plan in order to assess whether other options are available. While DWD-DET may recommend other options, the decision to use a waitlist is up to the local WDB.

A local WDB with a waitlist in place must notify its Local Program Liaison when the waitlist is lifted.

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