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10.4 Youth Enrollment Process | 10.4.1 Overview

10.4.1 Overview

Effective date: January 1, 2019

To enroll a youth as a participant in the WIOA Youth Program, the local WDB must:

  1. Determine the youth's eligibility;
  2. Complete an objective assessment;
  3. Develop an individual service strategy (ISS) with the youth; and
  4. Provide the youth at least one of the 14 WIOA Youth Program elements and document the service(s) in Automated System Support for Employment and Training (ASSET).1

Youth may only participate in program elements after their eligibility determination, objective assessment, and ISS are complete. To complete enrollment, all youth applicants must engage in at least one of the WIOA Youth Program elements identified on their ISS by beginning a relevant youth service.2 DWD-DET requires that youth begin at least one service that aligns with one of the 14 WIOA Youth Program elements within 90 days from the end date of their "Eligibility Determination" service in ASSET. If a youth has not begun participation in a service aligned with a Youth Program element within 90 days after the end date of the Eligibility Determination service, the local WDB must exit the participant.

If individuals apply to the WIOA Youth Program, are determined to be eligible ISY or OSY, but fail to meet the other enrollment requirements, program staff must take steps to refer them to alternative programs, if available and appropriate.3

Note: Local WDBs may spend WIOA Youth Program funds on outreach, recruitment, and eligibility determination assessments for individuals who are not yet WIOA Youth Program participants.4