Eligibility

For Youth Currently Out-Of-School
Youth are eligible to participate in Out-Of-School WIOA Youth Programs if they are:
(1) between ages 16 and 24;
(2) are a United States citizen or have the right to work; and
(3) are registered for selective service (applicable males); and
(4) are not attending school; and
(5) One or more of the following:

  • a. School Dropout
  • b. Within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter
  • c. Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
  • d. Homeless
  • e. Runaway
  • f. Foster Care
  • g. Pregnant or Parenting
  • h. Disability
  • i. Disabled Recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low income individual and is either basic skills deficient or an English language learner*
  • j. Low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment*

* Low Income is defined as one or more of the following:

  • a. Receiving or in the last 6 months has received assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • b. Receiving or in the last 6 months has received assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF)
  • c. Receiving or in the last 6 months has received Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • d. Family income at or below the income guidelines
  • e. Homeless per section 103 (a) and 103 (c) of the McKinney Act
  • f. Publically funded foster child
  • g. Receives or is eligible to receive free or reduced price lunch
  • h. Lives in a high poverty area
  • j. Disabled youth with own income at or below the income guidelines

For Youth Currently In-School
Youth are eligible to participate in In-School WIOA Youth Programs if they are:
(1) between ages 14 and 21;
(2) are a United States citizen or have the right to work; and
(3) are registered for selective service (applicable males); and
(4) are attending school; and
(5) are low-income under one (1) of the categories below:

  • a. Receiving or in the last 6 months has received assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • b. Receiving or in the last 6 months has received assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF)
  • c. Receiving or in the last 6 months has received Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • d. Family income at or below the income guidelines
  • e. Homeless per section 103 (a) and 103 (c) of the McKinney Act
  • f. Publically funded foster child
  • g. Receives or is eligible to receive free or reduced price lunch
  • h. Lives in a high poverty area
  • i. Disabled youth with own income at or below the income guidelines

(6) Have one or more of the following:

  • a. Basic skills deficient
  • b. English language learner
  • c. Offender
  • d. Homeless
  • e. Runaway
  • f. Foster Care
  • g. Pregnant or Parenting
  • h. Disability
  • i. Requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment

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