Issue Brief 12-21
May 9, 2012

On April 24, 2012, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) notified states that program year (PY) 2011 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Dislocated Worker Assistance funds would be subject to reallotment based on states’ PY 2010 unobligated balances. In accordance with WIA Section 132(c), DOL is directed to recapture and reallocate excess unobligated funds under any WIA Title I formula program. ETA also indicated that every state met the threshold for WIA adult and youth services programs and there will not be a reallotment of these formula funds. This Issue Brief outlines the provisions that result in such a reallotment and changes to the PY 2011 WIA dislocated worker allocations.