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4.16 35 Percent Expenditure Training Goal for Program Year Formula Allocations | 4.16.1 Overview



4.16.1 Overview

Effective Date: July 1, 2022

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers and workers, particularly those with barriers to employment, enter and/or advance in the labor market.1 WIOA also serves to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.2 These purposes are accomplished through the provision of career, training, and supportive services to Adult and Dislocated Worker Program participants, and the provision of the 14 program elements to Youth Program participants.

The purpose of this expenditure goal is to ensure that a reasonable amount of WIOA funding is spent on direct cost services, including, but not limited to, training-related expenses and supportive services. Providing ample financial supports will serve to improve participant outcomes and overall program success.




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)