Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020)


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs
The State of Tennessee is submitting a Combined State Plan (CSP) in which the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) is the authorized and signatory entity designated to receive funds under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Through a strong collaboration with  the Tennessee Departments of Human Services (DHS), Economic and Community Development (TNECD), and Education (TNED), we have developed Tennessee’s strategic and operational plans for the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
“Among the disability populations in Tennessee, as the data below shows, those currently not in the labor force are a priority in workforce services, where 34 %
Or over 300000 people with disabilities need to be reached and provided career Paths and appropriate training services. We must do so through these sustained
Partnerships which are emerging from the implementation of WIOA 
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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