WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Ch. 3) Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs

3.6 Program Waitlists

Effective date: July 26, 2019

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 not deny an individual the opportunity to apply to a WIOA Title I Program,1 even if a waitlist is in place.

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

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

Direct Costs

Effective date: July 26, 2019

Direct costs are those costs that can be identified specifically with a particular final cost objective, such as a federal award, or other internally or externally funded activity, or that can be directly assigned to such activities relatively easily with a high degree of accuracy. DWD-DET interprets this definition to include training services, support services, and certain individualized career services where funding is provided directly to, or on behalf of, the participant. This excludes basic career services and costs associated with staff time.

2 CFR § 200.413(a)