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

On October 19, 2021 the Department of Labor (the Department) hosted a virtual Tribal Consultation to gather input on the effectiveness in serving employers (ESE) performance indicator required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Native American Employment and Training Program.  The Department appreciates the active participation of the tribes and the INA Section 166 grantees in that session.

The ESE performance indicator effort has now moved to the next phase, and the Department now encourages you to submit comments on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I Non-Core Programs Effectiveness in Serving Employers Performance Indicator Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 14, 2022.

Comments on the NPRM should be submitted through Docket No. ETA-2022-0005, RIN 1205-AC08 at www.regulations.gov.  The public comment period if open to everyone and closes on November 14, 2022.


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