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JMG WIOA Youth Program

Eligibility Requirements


The intent of the  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act youth program is to serve  out-of-school youth who are disconnected from school and employment. This program requires states to spend at least 75% of WIOA  funds on services to out-of-school youth.

 

Out-of-School youth must be between the ages of 16 and 24 at the time of enrollment, are not attending any school and may be one or more of the following:

  1. School dropout;
  2. Within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter;
  3. A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is either:
    1. basic skills deficient; or
    2. an English language learner;
  4. An individual who is subject to the juvenile or adult justice system;
  5. A homeless individual which may include:
    1. runaway youth; youth in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system; youth under the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program; or a youth in an out-of-home placement.
  6. Pregnant or parenting;
  7. Individual with a disability;
  8. A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to:
    1. complete an educational program; OR
    2. secure and hold employment

Eligible in-school youth must be between the ages of 14 and 21 at the time of enrollment and:

  1. Attending school, including secondary or post-secondary school; and
  2. Low-income and is one or more of the following:
    1. Basic Skills deficient;
    2. An English Language Learner;
    3. An offender;
      • runaway youth; youth in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system; youth under the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program; or a youth in an out-of-home placement.
  3. Pregnant or parenting;
  4. Individual with a disability;
  5. An individual who requires additional assistance to:
    1. complete an educational program: OR
    2. secure and hold employment