On February 21, 2018, LEAD Center hosted a webinar on WIOA State Plan Modifications from a Disability Perspective: Recommendations for Ensuring Inclusion and Equal Opportunity in State Plan Updates. This webinar was in response to the Two-Year Modification Requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plans issued by the Department of Education’s (ED) Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) in a Technical Assistance Circular (RSA-TAC-18-01) and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL No. 06-17). WIOA required that each state submit a Unified or Combined State Plan by April 1, 2016 and to submit a two-year modification, which was due on March 15, 2018.
Participants heard from DOL’s ETA and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), a representative from the Workforce Innovation and Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC), and people from different systems at the state level who were engaged in updating and revising their State Plans. Specifically, attendees learned about how States are using this requirement as an opportunity to modify plans and activities to ensure equal opportunity and the inclusion of youth and adults with disabilities in services provided by WIOA partners. The webinar and related materials are archived on the LEAD Center website.