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Previous Policy - 4.16.2 Requirements for the 35% Expenditure Goal

4.16.2 Requirements for the 35% Expenditure Goal

Effective: July 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Local Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) should spend at least 35% of their annual formula program funding allotment1 for each of the Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth programs on direct cost services. Meeting this goal will ensure that program resources are focused on successfully preparing participants to enter and/or advance in the workforce. This will also allow participants to access the financial supports necessary for them to participate in program services and activities reasonably and successfully without incurring debt.

WDBs may include in the direct cost services calculation all expenditures paid directly to, or on behalf of, a participant, such as:

The 35 percent expenditure goal is calculated using only programmatic funding. Neither the numerator nor the denominator of this calculation includes administrative costs.

Programmatic costs that fund staff wages and benefits for the coordination of such services3 shall not be included in the numerator of this calculation.