Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

WIOA brings together, in strategic coordination, the core programs of federal investment in skill development:

  • Employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth and Wagner-Peyser employment services administered by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) through formula grants to states; and
  • Adult education and literacy programs and Vocational Rehabilitation state grant programs that assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment administered by the U.S. Department of Education (DoED).

WIOA also authorizes programs for specific vulnerable populations, including the Job Corps, YouthBuild, Indian and Native Americans, and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs as well as evaluation and multi-state projects administered by U.S. DOL. In addition, WIOA authorizes other programs administered by U.S. DoED and the Department of Health and Human Services.

DLR Subrecipients

Information to assist DLR subrecipients with grants related to the Workforce Training programs is available on this website.

WIOA Manual

The entire WIOA Manual, including forms and resources, is available on this website (largely in Adobe PDF format).

WIOA State Plan

The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) and South Dakota  Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) submit a Unified State Plan to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the South Dakota's workforce development system.

2020 South Dakota  WIOA Unified State Plan

Other State Plans

Job Veterans Services Grant (JVSG) State Plan

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) State Plan

Annual Reports/Narratives

The annual reports available below are in Adobe PDF format.

2019 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Annual Narrative

2018 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Annual Narrative

2017 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Report

2015 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Report

Other Annual Reports/Narratives

2019 WIOA Title II Annual Narrative 

2019 Registered Apprenticeship Annual Report