Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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c. 4. Provide the language contained in the State policy for “requiring additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment” criterion for out-of-school youth specified in WIOA section 129(a)(1)(B)(iii)(VIII) and for “requiring additional assistance to complete an education program, or to secure and hold employment” criterion for in-school youth specified in WIOA section 129(a)(1)(C)(iv)(VII). If the state does not have a policy, describe how the state will ensure that local areas will have a policy for these criteria.

Current Narrative:

Each LWDB shall define the term “requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment.” The definition shall be included in the LWDB’s local plan. Policies established at the local level must be reasonable, quantifiable and based on evidence that specific characteristics of the youth identified in the policy objectively require additional assistance. For example, “reading below grade level” is an example of an evidence-based, quantifiable characteristic; whereas “low GPA” is an example of a policy requiring specificity. Policies improve where the characteristic is specific and quantifiable, such as a youth with a GPA below a specific threshold.