This policy disseminates the regional and local planning requirements. The planning requirements that are included in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and final regulations are outlined in this policy and the State of Illinois Regional and Local Planning Guide hereto referred to as the Planning Guide. (See the link on the References tab.)
Each local workforce innovation area in Illinois will submit a plan that includes the regional planning components (developed by the regional planning team) and local planning components (developed by the local workforce innovation area (LWIA)) as required by the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education.
According to the WIOA final rule, a regional plan is required to meet the purpose of developing, aligning, and integrating service delivery strategies; supporting the state’s vision and strategic and operational goals; and to coordinate resources among multiple LWIAs in a region. This approach is intended to align resources between multiple local workforce innovation boards. WIOA requires the local workforce innovation board, in partnership with the chief elected official(s), to submit a local plan to the Governor.
The local plan serves as a four (4)-year action plan to develop, align, and integrate service delivery strategies and to support the state’s vision and strategic and operational goals.
The Planning Guide and the information requirements are based on the latest regulatory information available at the time of publication. Additional information may be required based on any new federal or state regulations that are issued after the release of the Planning Guide.