Materials for the June 3, 2020 Joint Chief Local Elected Officials/Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board Virtual Board Meeting will be posted soon. The meeting will be held virtually on ZOOM. All materials are draft and have not been approved by the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, Inc.
Materials for the February 5, 2020 Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board Meeting. The meeting was held at West Point Library in West Point, VA. All materials are draft and have not been approved by the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board, Inc.
Materials for the February 11, 2020 Chief Local Elected Officials Meeting. The meeting was held at the Middle Peninsula Planning District office in Saluda, VA. All materials are draft and have not been approved by the Chief Local Elected Officials.
Notice of Public Comment
Commonwealth of Virginia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024.
The document linked below presents the draft for the 4-year strategic and operational plan for 15 federally-funded programs that are a part of the workforce development system in Virginia. This plan is required to be submitted to the US Departments of Labor and Education under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Development of this plan is a required function of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and the Governor must approve the plan prior to submission.
The US Departments of Labor and Education announced the WIOA State Plan Information Collection request which is accessible here (State Plan ICR). This document provides the required elements for submission of the Unified or Combined State Plans. The Commonwealth of Virginia will be submitting a Combined State Plan.
Open for public comment until March 8, 2020. Click here to comment
BAY CONSORTIUM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD FORMS
VIRGINIA CAREER WORKS CENTER REFERRAL FORMS
WIOA PARTICIPANT STANDARDIZED FILE FORMAT
WIOA ADULT AND DISLOCATED WORKER PROGRAM APPLICATION AND FORMS
WIOA YOUTH PROGRAM APPLICATION AND FORMS
Memorandum of Understanding
Infrastructure Funding Agreement
Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Initiative
Governor Northam announced funding to help combat COVID-19 and support impacted businesses. The Governor released $1.5 million dollars of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Rapid Response funding to help impacted businesses. The Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board (LWDA 13) received $87,314.00 based on our Labor Force. This funding may be used to clean facilities and other emergency needs of small business (250 or fewer employees). These funds will be available from March 1, 2020 until August 31, 2020.
Examples for use of the WIOA Rapid Response funds are:
- A small business needs their employees to be at work, on site, but cannot afford frequent deep cleaning to help prevent potential exposure to COVID-19. Layoff aversion funds could be used to pay for a cleaning/sanitation service.
- A small business whose employees use specific software or computer applications asks their employees to work from home/remotely in order to support social distancing and limit potential exposure to COVID-19. Layoff aversion funding could be used to purchase the software/programs that the employees would need to use from home to support their work.
- A call center environment needs to have their employees work from home/remotely in order to support social distancing and limit potential exposure to COVID-19. Layoff aversion funding could be used to purchase remote access supplies, including laptop computers and/or smart phones, which the employee would need to use from home to support their work.
This funding is to be used for layoff aversion strategies and activities to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment resulting from layoffs due to COVID-19.
This funding would be on a reimbursement basis to businesses and the business must enter into a contract with the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board outlining what services will be paid for along with a budget. Below is the link to the application and agreement.
LWDA 13 serves 16 jurisdictions, we have allocated the funding to each locality in the manner the state allocated to each LWDA – by labor force. Below is the allocation per jurisdiction.
|Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board|
|Labor Force By County|
|Area||Labor Force||Percentage||$ 87,314.00|
|Spotsylvania County||67818.682||26%||$ 23,077.04|
|Stafford County||71877.682||28%||$ 24,458.22|
|Fredericksburg city||13927.682||5%||$ 4,739.25|
|King George County||13189.682||5%||$ 4,488.13|
|Caroline County||15449.682||6%||$ 5,257.15|
|Westmoreland County||9362.6819||4%||$ 3,185.89|
|Northumberland County||5677.6819||2%||$ 1,931.98|
|Richmond County||4007.6819||2%||$ 1,363.71|
|Lancaster County||5233.6819||2%||$ 1,780.89|
|Essex County||5396.6819||2%||$ 1,836.36|
|King and Queen County||3944.6819||2%||$ 1,342.28|
|King William County||9201.6819||4%||$ 3,131.11|
|Mathews County||4043.6819||2%||$ 1,375.97|
|Middlesex County||5221.6819||2%||$ 1,776.81|
|Accomack County||16951.682||7%||$ 5,768.24|
|Northampton County||5292.6819||2%||$ 1,800.97|
Virginia Career Works Referral Portal
Virginia Career Works Referral Portal Training Videos