The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) annually sets aside 10 percent of the funds allocated to states to be used for statewide activities. WIA requires that certain activities be undertaken with the 10 percent funds and cites other activities that are permitted, but not required.

The amount invested per activity, and whether investments are made in the permitted activities, is at the discretion of the Governor (click here to review the guidelines). The Governor determines the priority and amount of 10 percent funds to be dedicated to non-mandated purposes (e.g., aerospace training). Those funds are then distributed based on contracts.  

Economic Security for All (EcSA) initiative

EcSA develops and tests innovative approaches to serve low-income Washingtonians in their pursuit of dignity and sustained self-sufficiency. EcSA focuses on streamlining access to existing resources and developing new strategies to fill in the gaps.

This initiative is funded by Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) statewide activities funds. Local programming and partnership efforts are led by Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB) across the state of Washington. 

Quarterly Report Materials

Contractors must submit a three-part status report, a template is included in each contract packet, to their ESD Program Manager 30 days after the end of each quarter defined by the Workforce Investment Act. (Example: If the quarter end is June 30th, the report is due July 30th.)  

Invoice Expenditure Detail

Beginning July 1, 2011 we require the Invoice Expenditure Detail Spreadsheet (Excel) to be included with every invoice request for payment. Any invoice received after July 1, 2011 that does not include a completed Invoice Expenditure Detail spreadsheet will not be processed for payment until we have received this. Refer to the instructions (Word) for details. Please note: The Invoice Expenditure Detail spreadsheet is not a substitute for the accounting backup documentation normally sent in with invoices, but should be included in addition to those documents.

Discretionary Funding Opportunities

Employment Security may release discretionary funding opportunities that are distributed in contracts, some examples of current contracts include Rapid Response Additional Assistance, Job Driven and Sector Partnership National Emergency Grants (See NDWG section) and YouthWorks.