Using the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to Get the Funding You Need
About Our Speaker(s)
Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a veteran journalist with more than 30 years of experience covering federal, state, and local government regulation; agency news; and private philanthropy. As a webinar instructor, he has helped hundreds of listeners better position themselves for funding, burnish their applications, and get a firmer grip on the federal/private money tree. Klimko specializes in uncovering alternative and hidden grant opportunities.

Using the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to Get the Funding You Need (CDP875C)

Event Information
Product Format
Pre-recorded Webinar
Frank Klimko
60 minutes
Event Description

Get Grant Funding Through the New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

States are beginning to implement the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a new federal law that governs the public workforce system. It is the first update to the nation’s employment system since the late 1990’s. The reauthorization makes sweeping changes to the way the 26 federal grant-making agencies give out money. The new WIOA too has made sector training a requirement for states. These are training programs that promise good jobs without college degrees, with many new initiatives popping up.

Going after money is hard work; in fact, securing grants is probably the hardest part of any grant-seeker's job. Grant-seekers must be willing to go hat-in-hand when seeking funding, and they have to be able to show why their organization -- as opposed to somebody else's -- deserves to get the WIOA grant. That means they have to make the organization appear as attractive as possible to potential donors. They also need the knowledge and training to meet the new requirements of the WIOA: all that takes funding.

This session with expert speaker Frank Klimko will not just inform and update you on what’s trending it will also provide a working knowledge of WIOA and skills that you can use to out-muscle the competition and receive grant funding authorized through the new employment law. There are plenty of opportunities out there: the giving universe includes more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States. To get grant funding under the WIOA and to muscle out your competition, you must be well prepared. This session will provide you the right tools to become the preferred organization that wins employment funding.

Session Highlights

  • Impact of WIOA on federal and state workforce and employment funding
  • Impact of WIOA on federal and state adult literacy and education funding
  • Updates on the YouthBuild grants
  • Changes at your local one-stop employment centers
  • Outside-the-box opportunities that address employment and literacy issues
  • Details on the role of supportive services in WIOA-backed programs
  • Current status of the fiscal year 2017 federal workforce funding
  • Building the right partnerships

Session Agenda

  • The latest on the FY 2018 federal budget, and its impact on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Overview of finalized rules for WIOA
  • Youth Build policies and how they assist past and current students, including disabled students
  • How changes to the eligibility criteria affect different sections of the youth
  • How work experience is defined under WIOA
  • The increased emphasis on adult-to-youth mentoring
  • The impact on states from the WIOA implementation
  • WIOA: employment, literacy and education
  • Challenges youth face while transitioning from public education to adult employment
  • Changes to loosen the requirements for one-stop operations
  • The need for a strong partnership between those implementing WIOA
  • The Performance Partnership Pilot Authority and other innovative provisions
  • Competitions of interest under WIOA
  • Upcoming Workforce Data Quality Initiative competition
  • Resources for federal and state grant seeking
  • And more

Who Should Attend

  • Affinity groups
  • Branding specialists
  • Health services departments
  • Nutrition advocates
  • Charities
  • Cities
  • Colleges
  • Community action agencies
  • Community and neighborhood associations
  • Community foundations
  • Corporations
  • Education departments
  • Educators
  • Faith-Based and community groups
  • For-Profits
  • Foundations
  • Governments
  • Grant writers
  • Justice associations
  • Minority-serving organizations
  • Outdoor recreation centers
  • Philanthropic organizations
  • Private funding match providers
  • Recreation centers
  • Regional foundations
  • School districts 
  • Soup kitchens
  • State agencies
  • TANF agencies
  • Welfare agencies

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