2024 WIOA Regional and Local Planning

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​The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the creation of comprehensive regional and local workforce development strategic plans for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.

This page is the official source of information on Illinois WIOA Regional and Local planning.  Individuals and organizations interested in the planning process will find:

  • Regional and Local Planning Guidance
  • WIOA Services locator
  • The Illinois Sector Strategies Framework
  • Regional Data Packets
  • The online Plan/MOU Dashboard that indicates the plan status while in the review process and, once approved, the means to view, search and download regional and local plans.
  • FAQs

Planning Guidance

2024 Planning

  • Illinois WIOA Planning Process – Regional and Local Planning Process Guide (PDF)

Webinar Slides

  • WIOA Webinar Final Planning Guide and MOU Guidance PY24 (PDF)
  • WIOA Webinar Final Planning Guide and MOU Guidance PY24 Questions and Answers (PDF)


2022 Planning Guidance

Local Performance Negotiations
Local Workforce Innovation Boards and Chief Elected Official are required to negotiate with the Governor to reach agreement on local levels of performance for each of the primary indicators of performance for WIOA Title IB Programs (Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth) for each two-year planning cycle. Policy and guidance regarding the local negotiation process, including planning and submission of expected levels of performance, can be found in the following documents:

Other Resources


  • For Technical Assistance Submit Questions through the FAQs Here.

Additional Information

Sector Strategies/Business Engagement

  • Illinois Sector Based Employer Engagement (PDF)
  • US Chamber Talent Pipeline Management
  • Illinois Integrated Business Services Environmental Scan (PDF)
  • Striking the Balance: Addressing the Needs of Illinois' Employers and Most Vulnerable Job Seekers (PDF)
  • Gallup Report - Recent and Predicted Remote Working Trends (PDF)

Service Integration


Regional Data Packets

Packets contain population demographics and maps with high-level industry data. 

  • EDR 1 - Central (PDF)
  • EDR 2 - East Central (PDF)
  • EDR 3 - North Central (PDF)
  • EDR 4 - Northeast (PDF)
  • EDR 5 - Northern Stateline (PDF)
  • EDR 6 - Northwest (PDF)
  • EDR 7 - Southeast (PDF)
  • EDR 8 - Southern (PDF)
  • EDR 9 - Southwest (PDF)
  • EDR 10 West Central (PDF)
  • Comprehensive Packet (PDF)

IDES Labor Market Data

Federal Data Sources

General Contacts

For general questions about the data packets, census data, etc.

  • Andy Blanke, MPA
  • Research Specialist, NIU Center for Governmental Studies
  • ablanke1@niu.edu
  • 815-753-1569
For more detailed questions about IDES data, forecasts, etc.

IDES Regional Contacts

  • Regions 1, 2, and 3
  • Regions 4, 5, 6, and 10
    • Tom Austin, MA, MPA
    • Labor Market Economist, Economic Information & Analysis Division
    • 815-395-6680
    • Tom.Austin@illinois.gov
  • Regions 7, 8, 9