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Eligibility
  • OWF work-required recipients ages 14 to 24;
  • WIOA low-income in-school (school includes secondary and post-secondary) youth ages 14 to 21
  • OWF recipients ages 14 to 24 who are not work-required; and
  • WIOA out-of-school youth ages 16 to 24 (low income and non-low income requirements)
  • Individuals ages 14 to 24 receiving Prevention, Retention and Contingency benefits and services (TANF-funded non-assistance).
  • Individuals with minor sibling in household
Program Elements
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post secondary education and training
  • Occupational skills training, with a focus on recognized post secondary credentials and in-demand occupations
  • Integrated education and training
  • Services that provide labor market information about in-demand industry sectors and occupations
  • Supportive services (transportation, child care, work uniforms, tools, etc.)
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Tutoring, study skills training, and dropout prevention
  • Alternative secondary school offerings or dropout recovery strategies
  • Leadership development activities (ex: community service, peer-centered activities)
  • Adult mentoring
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Follow up services