Author(s): Division of Youth Services
Organizational Author(s): US Department of Labor
Determining whether youth are eligible to participate in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth program involves multiple factors including age, school status, barriers to employment, and others. The resources on this page will help youth program practitioners, workforce development boards, partner organizations, and others better understand the eligibility requirements for the youth program.
If you are new to the WIOA youth program, or would like to refresh your understanding of the eligibility requirements:
- Out-of-School Youth Eligibility
- In-School Youth Eligibility
- Definition of School and School Status Timing
To deepen your knowledge of program eligibility, and see how the eligibility requirements are applied in real-life scenarios, take each of these interactive tutorials:
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