Program and Partners

WIOA - Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In general, the Act began on July 1, 2015, the first full program year after enactment, unless otherwise noted.

What is WIOA?
Passed in July 2014, it's the first federal reform of the workforce system in 15 years. WIOA replaces and modifies the Workforce Investment Act, started in 1998. Most WIOA provisions become effective July 1, 2015.

What are WIOA's goals?
WIOA was designed to improve the quality of the workforce, increase economic self-sufficiency, reduce welfare dependency, meet employer skill requirements, and enhance the nation's productivity and competitiveness.

Key features of WIOA:

  1. Applies one set of accountability metrics to every federal workforce program under the bill.
  2. Requires states to create single strategic plan for training, employment services, adult education & vocational rehabilitation.
  3. Better aligns workforce areas, labor markets, and economic development regions.
  4. Strengthens evaluation and data reporting.

Which core programs are included in WIOA?

1. Employment and Training Programs

  • Disadvantaged Youth Services
  • Economically Disadvantaged Adult Services
  • Dislocated Worker Programs

2. Basic Education for Adults under Title II

3. Wagner-Peyser Employment Services

4. Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Please note: Along with eligibility you must also meet suitability to receive services under WIOA. 
USDOL Lower Living Standard Income Level 2016


To begin our WIOA Online Orientation Login.

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Do I have a choice where and what I go to school for?
  • The school you attend must be on our locally approved vendor list.
  • The training program you choose must be in a high growth occupation.
 
Are there any other services available to me while enrolled in the WIOA program?
Universal access. Any individual will have access to the One-Stop system and to core employment-related services. Information about job vacancies, career options, student financial aid, relevant employment trends, instruction on how to conduct a job search, write a resume, or interview with an employer is available to any job seeker in the U.S., or anyone who wants to advance their career. 
 
Support Services that may be available to you while enrolled in WIOA:
  • Transportation assistance.
  • Training related expenses: uniforms, tools, licensure, and certification exams. You may be eligible to receiving funding up to $3500 a fiscal year to pay for tuition, books, tools and supplies required of training program.

*All subject to availability of funds.
 
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or (WIOA) is commonly misunderstood to be only relevant to people seeking assistance with tuition assistance. However, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act has much more to offer than assistance with training. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a federally funded program designed to assist participants with finding and retaining employment and to help employers find qualified job seekers. 
 
WIOA was designed to provide a 3-tiered service delivery that would offer services at your level of need.
 
Core Services are designed to assist you in putting your high-demand occupational skills to work through job seeking assistance, assistance with your resume, workshops to assist you with specific job seeking skills and similar other immediate services. 2) Intensive Services are available to those people unable to currently go to work but could if some additional service was available. For example, if you simply need your licensure or certification or brush up in skills, intensive services may be the best route for you. Finally, 3) Training Services are available to those people seeking assistance who cannot go to work with their current level of skills and need a full training program in order to obtain marketable skills.
 
Since WIOA is not an entitlement program, selection for enrollment of participants takes into consideration many factors including meeting eligibility factors and suitability factors. Your first step in obtaining assistance under WIOA is to complete the orientation.
 
WIOA is a “work first program" whose goal is to assist customers to enter or return to employment
 
WTP - Welfare Transition Program


Who is eligible?

  • You must be a US citizen or a qualified non-citizen.
  • You must be a: Parent or relative caring for one or more children or a pregnant woman
  • Household income and assets must be below certain standards.
  • To become a participant in the WT program you must apply for cash assistance with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). The DCF determines eligibility and awards benefits.


How Can I Apply?
Use DCF’s Online application services called Project Access. To apply, go to: http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/ 
You may also check the status of your benefits or report changes to DCF at: http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical-assistance-cash

To begin our WTP Online Orientation Login.
 

WTP Forms

http://atlas.careersourcepascohernando.com/files/public/ABE GED ESOL Time Sheet.pdf

http://atlas.careersourcepascohernando.com/files/public/Employment Time Sheet(1).pdf

http://atlas.careersourcepascohernando.com/files/public/Employment Verification Form.pdf

http://atlas.careersourcepascohernando.com/files/public/Job Search Log(1).pdf

http://atlas.careersourcepascohernando.com/files/public/Medical Form(1).pdf

http://atlas.careersourcepascohernando.com/files/public/Voc Ed Timesheet(1).pdf

http://atlas.careersourcepascohernando.com/files/public/Worksite Timesheet(1).pdf

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How do I participate in the program?
WTP is a mandatory program with mandatory hours in allowable activities. All applicants/participants must comply in order to receive benefits. There are penalties for non-compliance such as loss of cash assistance or food stamp benefits. 
Compliance means:
  • Participate in an orientation to gain knowledge about the program and services provided by the WT Program.
  • Attend all scheduled appointments.
  • Participate in and document all assigned weekly activities for required number of hours.
  • Respond to phone calls or letters from CareerSource Pasco Hernando or any other agency you are referred to.
  • Accept any reasonable offer of suitable employment.
 
Are there any other services available to me while in WTP?
Support Services that may be available to you while enrolled in WTP*:
  • Subsidized Childcare
  • Training related expenses: uniforms, tools, license and certification exams
  • Incentive cards for assistance with compliance and transportation

*All subject to availability of funds and eligibility.
 

SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


SNAP works to assist participants in gaining skills, training, experience and/or employment to increase ability to gain self-sufficiency.
 
SNAP is for those interested in receiving help with your job searching efforts, participating in activities and receiving Food Stamp Reimbursements (FSRs) to help off-set the cost of transportation.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a mandatory program designed to assist those that are receiving food stamp benefits from the state of Florida transition into the world of work and into self-sufficiency. Someone interested in applying for food stamp benefits will first need to complete an application through the Department of Children & Families. If referred to the SNAP E&T program at CareerSource Pasco Hernando, you will need to complete the SNAP orientation, assessment, and schedule appointment session online. Once completed, you will be required to attend an informational meeting; 
Once a part of the SNAP E&T program, you will be assigned an activity such as job search or work experience for 80 hours monthly. If you complete your assigned activity, you may be eligible to receive a FSR (food stamp reimbursement) to help with your travel costs.

Contact your local DCF:

Phone: (866) 762-2237

Fax: (866) 8864342

DCF Locations:

Hernando County
Brooksville Office

661 S. Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

 

Pasco County

Pasco County Service Center
9550 US 19 Highway North Suite 201-A

Port Richey, FL 34668

 

Phone: (866) 762-2237                              Fax: (866) 765-7133

 

www.myflorida.com/accessflorida

EBT Phone - Toll Free: (888) 356-3281

www.ebtaccounts.jpmorgans.com

LET'S GET STARTED:

 

 


 

 

Your first step in getting started with the SNAP Employment and Training program will be to complete Steps 1, and 2 below. If you have already done so, congratulations on completing the State’s Online Orientation, Assessment to comply with the SNAP E&T Program.

If you have not completed and are an Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents or have been classified an ABAWD by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), please go to Step 1 below to complete your SNAP Orientation, Assessment :

Step 1: Complete the program orientation and assessment online (must within 7 days).

Go online to the link below to complete your SNAP MN program orientation and assessment. It will generally take you 45 minutes to an hour to complete. It will be required to complete the SNAP MN program orientation and assessment within 7 days from notification or start of your food assistance benefits. Please ensure you complete fully and review each screen carefully to meet all requirements of the online program orientation and assessment. You may visit a CareerSource center (see locations below) to access a computer and printer as well as CareerSource staff to assist you. Then please move to Step 2.

http://osstclient.deo.myflorida.com/

Step 2: Attend your SNAP appointment within the first 7 days from the start of your Food Assistance Benefits.

During the first 7 days from the start of your Food Assistance benefits formerly called food stamps and issued by DCF, you will be asked to complete the SNAP – appointment in person at CareerSource Pasco Hernando.

During this initial appointment session you will meet with a CareerSource SNAP Career Specialist to begin your next SNAP work activity.  We encourage you to visit one of the CareerSource Pasco Hernando centers serving the SNAP ABAWD by your 2nd week to avoid jeopardy or loss of your food assistance benefits and meet with a trained staff to guide you.

Step 2 Continued: Congratulations you have finished the State online orientation, assessment, and have scheduled your appointment.

Now let’s take a look at what you will be doing at CareerSource Pasco Hernando while referred and receiving Food Assistance.

Please arrive promptly if not 15 minutes early to get signed into our office. Seating may be limited due to high volume anticipated and you must have pre-registered for the session through your OSST client account. 

Step 3: Visit us at a CareerSource Pasco Hernando center on your selected day and time.

Due to the high volume of SNAP participants or ABAWDs that will be referred by the Department of Children and Families, CareerSource Pasco Hernando has set up group Information Sessions. At a group session, you will be required to:

  • Complete additional engagement forms and
  • Most important select your next SNAP MN activity(s) to remain in compliance with the monthly 80 hours of ongoing participation.

Step 4: Select your monthly 80 hour activity(s).

To help prepare you and support your information session, please review the information below: 

Please remember that the ABAWD must complete 80 hours per month in their allowable SNAP MN activity. A total of 20 hours per week is recommended. Your activity support documents or timesheets should be submitted by the 15th and 30th but no later than the 7th of the following month to ensure sufficient time to update into the state MIS and reflect recorded hours within your MY TESS account! Please understand given the volume of SNAP participants anticipated that there may be a delay in CareerSource updates.

Transportation Reimbursement Assistance:
If you are interested in receiving help with your job searching efforts, participating in activities and receiving Food Stamp Reimbursements (FSRs) to help off-set the cost of transportation, please discuss with your SNAP Career Specialist. Or review the SNAP program activities presentation above.

We look forward to working with you and assisting you in finding employment! 

SNAP Forms

SNAP Education Time Sheet 16-17

SNAP Employment  Verification  16-17

SNAP Employment Time Sheet 16-17

SNAP Job Search Form 16-17

SNAP JST Time Sheet 16-17

SNAP Vocational Training Time Sheet 16-17

SNAP Work Experience Time Sheet 16-17

NCPEP - Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program

 
We help non-custodial parents obtain employment & guide them for the first 180 days on the job! (Family must meet eligibility guidelines)
 
We Provide The Following Services:

  • Job searching, career planning, & referrals
  • Interview training & resume writing
  • Vocational and educational assessments
  • Guidance on child support related issues
  • Services to help maintain/advance in your job
  • Possible assistance reinstating Driver’s License through the Department of Revenue


Join the Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program
 

NCPEP Contact Information: Veda Jared, 727-484-3438

 

Native American Programs


Information about employment programs for Native Americans is available through: Florida Governors Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. 
 
Florida Governors Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. 
1341 Cross Creek Circle
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone (850) 488-0730
Phone (850) 487-1472
Toll Free: (800) 322-9186
Email: info@fgcia.com
Website:http://fgcia.com/