Section Menu



Policy Details

WIA Policy Letter Policy Type Description

WIA Policy Letter 07-PL-40 CH1




Training Expenditure Requirement

Issue Date

July 26, 2011

Effective Date

July 26, 2011

Expiration Date


Subject Index


To implement the minimum Workforce Investment Act (WIA) expenditure requirement for training leading to jobs in demand occupations.

Issuances Affected

State References

10-PL-62  Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I Incentives and Sanctions for Performance
09-PL-57 CH1  Training Provider Eligibility/Program Certification
07-PL-41 CH1  Local Plan Modifications
04-PL-02  Training Through Contracts for Service

State References (Other)

  • IWIB State Plan Task Force Report: Issues and Recommendations (September 20, 2007)

Federal References

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
  • Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Public Law 105-220
  • Workforce Investment Act Final Rules, 20 CFR Part 661.345, 350, 355
  • Workforce Investment Act Final Rules, 20 CFR Part 663.43029 CFR Part 95 and Part 97
  • USDOL Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 26-09 (May 12, 2010) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Waiver Policy and Waiver Decisions for PY 2009 and 2010

State Rescissions

07-PL-40  Training Expenditure Requirement
07-NOT-25  Training Expenditure Requirement Updates
07-NOT-16  Training Expenditure Requirements



Policy Definitions Glossary Description

Bridge Programs Related policies - Link opens in a new window
Bridge programs prepare adults with limited academic or limited English skills to enter and succeed in credit-bearing postsecondary education and training leading to careerpath employment in high-demand, middle- and high-skilled occupations. The goal of bridge programs is to sequentially bridge the gap between the initial skills of individuals and what they need to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and career-path employment.

Class-Size Training Contracts Related policies - Link opens in a new window
Class size training contracts are groups of WIA registrants receiving occupational skills training in a demand occupation. Training services include the full range of occupational skills training, adult education and literacy services, and customized training as described in WIA section 134 (d)(4)(D). (The training may be comprised solely of WIA registrants or may be combined with customers of other programs such as TANF, Trade, etc.)

Customized Training Related policies - Link opens in a new window
a) that is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer (including a group of employers);
b) that is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ an individual on successful completion of the training; and
c) for which the employer pays for not less than 50 percent of the cost of the training.

Incumbent Worker Training Related policies - Link opens in a new window
Incumbent Worker Training involves development with an employer or employer association to upgrade skills training of a particular workforce. Training may occur in the workplace or after work hours.

Occupational Classroom Training Related policies - Link opens in a new window
Occupational training is predominantly technical training, which prepares the student for entry into a particular occupation or set of occupations. Expenditures countable for occupational training.

On-the-job Training Related policies - Link opens in a new window
Training by an employer that is provided to a paid participant while engaged in productive work in a job that
a) provides knowledge or skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job;
b) provides reimbursement to the employer of up to 50 percent of the wage rate of the participant, for the extraordinary costs of providing the training and additional supervision related to the training; and
c) is limited in duration as appropriate to the occupation for which the participant is being trained, taking into account the content of the training, the prior work experience of the participant, and the service strategy of the participant, as appropriate.

Pre-vocational Services Related policies - Link opens in a new window
All payments made to a training institution or training provider for classroom instruction in academic remediation or short-term pre-vocational services which would normally be classified as an intensive service.

Remedial Training Related policies - Link opens in a new window
Remedial training is designed to remediate basic skill deficiencies in reading, writing, speaking, and mathematics of high school graduates and persons achieving the equivalency of a high school diploma in order to prepare them to pursue further post-secondary education or employment.

Supportive Services Related policies - Link opens in a new window
Services such as transportation, child care, dependent care, housing, and needs-related payments, that are necessary to enable an individual to participate in activities authorized under this title, consistent with the provisions of this title.

Work experience Related policies - Link opens in a new window
A planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace for a limited amount of time. Work experience may be paid or unpaid, as appropriate. A work experience workplace may be in the private for profit sector, the nonprofit sector or the public sector. It provides a person with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to perform a job, including work habits and behaviors, and which may be combined with classroom or other training.

Additional Information


Flash Animation1
To control the size of the flash movie, you can use the property window and replace the description with the width and height in parenthesis. For ex (300, 400)
External Address (Url)


Copyright © 2006 - 2014 Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Illinois workNet Centers are an equal opportunity employer/program. At Illinois workNet Centers, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment by calling TTY (800) 785-6055 or 711.