WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual Ch. 7) Individual Training Accounts and Eligible Training Programs
7.1 Individual Training Accounts
7.1.3 Use in the Youth Program
Effective date: July 1, 2020
If appropriate, Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) may be used to fund training services for Youth Program participants who met the out-of-school youth (OSY) criteria at the time of the eligibility determination.1 ITAs cannot be used to fund training services for Youth Program participants who met the in-school youth (ISY) criteria at the time of eligibility determination; however, ISY participants who are 18 years of age or older may co-enroll in the Adult Program in order to receive training services funded through an ITA.2
120 CFR § 681.550; Note that 20 CFR § 681.550 states that ITAs are allowed "for OSY, ages 16 to 24 using WIOA youth funds . . . ." This language suggests that ITAs can only be used for OSY participants who are 16 to 24 years of age at the time of establishing the ITA. DWD-DET disagrees with this interpretation since 20 CFR § 681.210(b) specifically states that OSY participants may continue to be served as OSY beyond the age of the 24.