Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 grantees and the Department of Labor share a vision of providing quality employment and training services to tribes, tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, Indian controlled organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations serving unemployed and low income Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

This website has been designed primarily to provide general information and assistance to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 Indian and Native American (INA) grantees and others that are interested in economic self-sufficiency through employment and job training programs for Native Americans. The section 166 programs are designed to support employment and training activities in order to develop more fully the academic, occupational and literacy skills; make individuals more competitive in the workforce; and promote economic and social development in accordance with the goals and values of such communities. These programs are administered in a way that not only meet regulatory requirements, but also in ways that are consistent with the traditional cultural values and beliefs of the people they are designed to serve.

What's New

Important Updates to WIOA Section 166 Funding Allocations

Updated Census Bureau data is being implemented to calculate the funding distribution levels under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166, starting in Program Year (PY) 2024.

 

As part of its commitment to serving the needs of Native American communities, the Department of Labor is transitioning to using the recent data collected by the United States Census Bureau to calculate funding allotments for the WIOA Section 166 Indian and Native American Programs. This action is in accordance with the requirements outlined in WIOA and Chapter 20, Part 684.270 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Changes in Grantee Funding Allocations Using Recent Census Bureau Data

We have provided a summary chart (link below) that displays estimates of how grantees’ funding could change after a phase-in period associated with implementing the recent Census Bureau data. This chart shows PY 2023 funding allocations and an estimate of the full implementation of the new Census Bureau Data in PY 2026.

Please note: The chart available through the link provided does not reflect the implementation of the phase-in period for transitioning the allocation amounts from the previous Census Bureau data values to the new values. The phase-in period, as mandated by law, is designed to gradually reduce, or increase grantee funding over three years to allow for adjustments to programs.

 

Implementing new allocation amounts will commence starting PY 2024 and continue to transition through PY 2026. The allocation amounts for PY24 and PY25 will be available on this website once Congress appropriates funding and the values are calculated.

We understand that these changes may raise questions and concerns. We are committed to providing clear and transparent information about these changes and their impact on the Indian and Native American Community. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Funding Transition: 2023 to 2026 Estimates

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