Under Subtitle B, Section 121 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Local Workforce Development Board, with the agreement of the Chief Elected Official for that area, is required to develop and enter into the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with One Stop Partners.
Each MOU will describe the services to be provided along with how the cost of such services will be funded. The MOU will also include the funding of infrastructure costs of one stop centers in accordance with subsection (h) as well as methods to ensure the needs of workers and youth, and individuals with barriers to employment, including individuals with disabilities, are addressed in the provision of necessary and appropriate access to services are made available. MOUs will be reviewed every three years.
The purpose of the MOU is to define the roles and responsibilities of each One Stop Partner as mutually agreed upon and required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The attached Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made pursuant to Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. Subsection 721(a)(11) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, by and between the mandatory WIOA partners (named below) and Pasco-Hernando Workforce Board. The purpose of the MOU is to describe the cooperative workforce training, employment and economic development efforts of the parties and actions taken by each to assure the coordination of their efforts in accordance with state issued requirements in order to establish and maintain an effective and successful One-Stop System.
The MOU is intended to coordinate resources, prevent duplication, and ensure the effective and efficient delivery of workforce services in Pasco and Hernando County. As the designated regional Workforce Board representing Pasco and Hernando counties, the attached MOU is presented for the Board's review and approval.
This MOU is effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 and will be automatically renewed for successive three-year terms. The MOU may be terminated for convenience at any time by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice.
· Department of Labor
v WIOA title I programs:
o Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth formula programs;
o Job Corps;
o Native American programs;
o Migrant Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) that includes the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP);
v Wagner-Peyser Act Employment Service program authorized under the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.), as amended by WIOA title III;
v Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) authorized under title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965;
v Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) activities authorized under chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974;
v Unemployment Compensation (UC) programs;
v Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) programs authorized under chapter 41of title 38, U.S.C.;
v Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) programs (formerly known as Reintegration of Ex-Offenders Program (RExO)) authorized under sec. 212 of the Second Chance Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 17532) and WIOA sec. 169;
· Department of Education
v Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) program, authorized under WIOA title II;
v Career and technical education programs at the postsecondary level, authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins);
v The State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services program authorized under title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C.720 et seq.), as amended by WIOA title IV;
· Department of Housing and Urban Development
v Employment and training programs;
· Department of Health and Human Services
v Employment and training activities carried out under the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs (42 U.S.C. 9901 et seq.); and
v Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program authorized under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), unless exempted by the Governor under 20 CFR 678.405(b).
[WIOA sec. 121(b)(1)(B); 20 CFR 678.400-405; 34 CFR 361.400-405, and 34 CFR 463.400-405]
· Additional One-Stop Partners
Other entities that carry out a workforce development program, including Federal, State, or Local programs and programs in the private sector, may serve as additional Partners in the American Job Center network if the LWDB and chief elected official(s) approve the entity’s participation.
Additional Partners may include employment and training programs administered by the Social Security Administration, including the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program established under sec. 1148 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b-19), employment and training programs carried out by the Small Business Administration, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) employment and training programs, authorized under secs. 6(d)(4) and 6(o) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015(d)(4) and 2015(o)), Client Assistance Program authorized under sec. 112 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 732), programs authorized under the National and Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.), and other appropriate Federal, State, or local programs, including employment, education, and training programs provided by public libraries or in the private sector, programs providing transportation assistance, and programs providing services to individuals with substance abuse or mental health issues.
[20 CFR 678.410; 34 CFR 361.410; 34 CFR 463.410; and TEGL 17-16, RSA TAC 17-03, and OCTAE Program Memo 17-3, Infrastructure Funding of the One-Stop Delivery System (p. 7)]