The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth program allows local areas to choose whether to contract out some or all of the required program activities. To develop thoughtful, clear, and articulate contracts, consider the five strategies outlined in the brief: Contracting Strategies that Facilitate Serving Youth in Need.

Topics include:

  • Employing Multi-Year and Option-Year Contracting
  • Basing Goals on Youth Served and Outcomes
  • Using Interim Progress Benchmark and WIOA Youth Measures to Assess Provider Performance
  • Creating Positive Incentives for Serving Youth Most in Need
  • Creating Partnerships and Leveraging Resources