Issue Brief 12-16
April 6, 2012

On March 16, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) released the program year (PY) 2012 state allocations for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) adult, youth, and dislocated worker formula grants. While overall funding for the WIA youth and dislocated worker grants decreased from PY 2011 to PY 2012, funding for the WIA adult program increased slightly. Moreover, two proposals were recently released in the House to reauthorize WIA programs.  These bills follow the Senate’s draft reauthorization proposal released last summer.

This Issue Brief provides the PY 2012 state allocations for WIA formula grants and outlines the significant WIA funding changes in the various reauthorization proposals.