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NEW WIA EO Officer Toolkit

Definitions of Terms/Acronyms Used Throughout This Toolkit

  • Beneficiary: The individual or individuals intended by Congress to receive (and benefit from) aid, benefits, services, or training from a recipient of Federal financial assistance under a program or activity established by Federal statute.
  • CRC: U.S. Department of Labor / Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management / Civil Rights Center.
  • Department: the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Federal financial assistance: The term “Federal financial assistance” refers to more than just dollars and cents. It can include nonmonetary forms of assistance, such as the provision of personnel at the grantmaking agency’s expense or the grant or donation of property, among other things. The regulations of various Federal departments and agencies use similar, if not identical, language to define Federal financial assistance. For a definition of Federal financial assistance under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), see 29 CFR 37.4.
  • Recipient: Any entity that receives financial assistance under WIA Title I, either directly from the Department or through a Governor or another recipient. The term does not include the ultimate beneficiaries of a program or activity that receives financial assistance under WIA Title I. Under some circumstances, a Governor may be considered a recipient. Also, One-Stop partners (as defined in section 121(b) of WIA, 29 U.S.C. 2841(b)) are considered to be “recipients” to the extent that they participate in the One-Stop delivery system, even if they receive their financial assistance from a Federal grantmaking agency other than the Department.
  • WIA: The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, as amended. WIA is the law that established the unique, nationwide workforce preparation and employment system known as the “One-Stop Career Center service delivery system,” “the workforce system,” and other similar names. Section 188 of WIA, which contains WIA’s requirements related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, is discussed in the “Statutes” table below.
  • WIA Title I: Title I of the Workforce Investment Act. Title I contains the WIA provisions that relate to Statewide and local workforce investment systems; the Job Corps youth training program and other national programs; the administrative requirements for those workforce investment systems and programs (including the requirements related to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity); and the definitions that apply throughout the title.

Disclaimer: Content provided in this toolkit does not create new legal obligations, and is not a substitute for the U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations, and Federal Register, which are the official sources for applicable statutes, regulations, notices, and other relevant documents.