The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 focuses on serving populations of youth who are most in need of employment and training programs, including homeless and runaway youth.  

Through the support offered under WIOA-funded programs, youth can develop the skills and competencies necessary to initiate and maintain self-sufficiency and decrease their personal risk of homeless. Any youth meeting the eligibility requirements may receive services, and residency status is not required for program enrollment.

This document shares resources with workforce programs who have a unique challenge in delivering the necessary educational, occupational, and other skills training and services that will prepare homeless and runaway youth for existing and future job opportunities.