Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Agricultural Outreach Plan PY 2020 - 2023

02 March 2020

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Governors must submit a state plan to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) outlining a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development system. States must have approved state plans in place to receive funding for core programs. Vermont will submit a plan on March 31, 2020 describing how it will implement WIOA Title I (Adult, Youth Dislocated Worker, and Rapid Response Programs), WIOA Title II (Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs), WIOA Title III (Wagner-Peyser Employment Service Programs), Title IV (Vocational Rehabilitation Programs), as well as its Jobs for Veterans and Trade Assistance Act programs for program years 2020 – 2023.

The Agricultural Outreach Plan (AOP) is included in the Title III Wagner-Peyser Employment Services requirements. The plan exists as responses to the questions provided by the US DOL (in black font). In developing the AOP, the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) as the recognized State Workforce Agency (SWA) must solicit information and suggestions from National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grantees, other appropriate MSFW groups, public agencies, agricultural employer organizations, and other interested organizations.

Click here for Vermont's 2020 Agricultural Outreach Plan for the delivery of US Dept of Labor’s employment services to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Vermont (see here for definitions)

Organizations must be provided with at least 30 days for review and comment. Please provide comments related to this plan using the following email before 12:00pm on March 30, 2020: Labor.PublicComment@vermont.gov

VDOL will consider any comments received in formulating its final proposed AOP; inform all commenting parties in writing whether their comments have been incorporated and, if not, the reasons therefore; and transmit the comments and recommendations received and its responses with the submission of the AOP.Relevant regulations and definitions related to the delivery of MSFW services and the submission of this plan can be located at https://www.doleta.gov/wioa/resources and 20 C.F.R § 651, 652, 653, and 658.