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Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

    • b. State Operating Systems and Policies

      The Unified or Combined State Plan must include a description of the State operating systems and policies that will support the implementation of the State strategy described in section II Strategic Elements.  This includes—

      • 5. Distribution of Funds for Core Programs

        Describe the methods and factors the State will use in distributing funds under the core programs in accordance with the provisions authorizing such distributions.  

        • A. For Title I Programs

          Provide a description of the written policies that establish the State's methods and factors used to distribute funds to local areas for—

III. b. 5. A. iii. Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities in Accordance with WIOA Section 133(b)(2) and Based on Data and Weights Assigned

Current Narrative:

Dislocated Worker Employment and Training Activities in Accordance with WIOA Section 133(b)(2) and Based on Data and Weights Assigned

Florida uses the following four factors (with relative weight of each factor noted) in determining allocation percentages used to distribute Dislocated Worker funding to the 24 LWDBs:

Figure 3.20
Distribution of Dislocated Worker Funding Percentages

Factor Weight
12-month average of reemployment assistance claimants 20%
12-month average of unemployed individuals 25%
Mass Layoff Statistics (number of initial claims) 25%
Long-Term Unemployed
(12-month average unemployment compensation Final Payments)

Note: All factors are based on the most recent calendar year data available.

For each of these four factors, relative percentages are calculated for each LWDB, weights are then applied, and the resulting amounts combined to determine the full 100 percent factor for each local workforce development board.

The factors of declining industries data and farmer-rancher economic hardship, are given a zero weighting in the WIOA dislocated worker sub-state allocation formula.

  1. Declining industries data – Absent a recession, Florida has only one declining industry in recent times with a number of workers that is insignificant when compared to the total number in the state workforce.
  2. Farmer-rancher economic hardship – There is a lack of public use data sources with sufficient geographic detail to adequately serve the requirements of an allocation formula.

Funds not distributed using these formula factors are reserved at the state level for discretionary awards to address specific dislocation events and operate the state’s rapid response unit.