Issue Brief 11-18
May 19, 2011

On May 10, 2011, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) published Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 26-10 informing states of the final program year (PY) 2011 allocations for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Services, Adult Services, and Dislocated Workers programs. The guidance also provides ETA’s interpretation of the WIA provisions included in the Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (P.L. 112-10). These details include how the law treats advance appropriations for the WIA adult and dislocated worker programs and the WIA set-asides for statewide activities.

This Issue Brief provides the PY 2011 state allocations for the WIA formula grants as well as estimates for the governors’ set-aside funds for statewide activities. It also outlines the basic WIA provisions and ETA’s interpretation of language included in P.L. 112-10.