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WIOAMTL 1 (WIOA Youth Program: Eligibility Requirements)
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Manual Transmittal Letter No. 1
March 23, 2016
TO: All Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Manual Holders, Local Elected Officials, Local Workforce Development Board Directors, Fiscal Agents, and OhioMeansJobs Center Operators.
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program: Eligibility Requirements


On June 30, 2015, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 64, the state's biennial budget into law. Section 305.190 of the bill establishes the framework that will transform the network of human services and workforce programs to find a New Way to Work for low-income Ohioans.

Effective July 1, 2016, the Comprehensive Case Management Program (CCMEP) will be the statewide operational framework used to deliver integrated, comprehensive case management and employment services across Ohio's 88 counties. The primary effect of CCMEP is to combine participants from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) employment program and the WIOA youth program into a single population serviced by CCMEP. Individuals who are eligible for the WIOA in-school or out-of-school youth program are required to participate in CCMEP.

The rule has been subject to a review by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). The rule will be effective on 03/24/2016.

5101:10-3-01 "Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Program: Eligibility Requirements"

In accordance with HB 64, each in-school or out-of-school youth that is age sixteen to twenty-four and who is considered to have a barrier to employment under WIOA shall participate in CCMEP as a condition of enrollment in workforce development activities funded by the WIOA youth program. This new rule is being adopted to describe the eligibility process and the criteria for determining eligibility for the WIOA youth program.