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Institute for Innovation in Workforce Policy and Practice

National Center on Education and the Economy

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The federal Workforce Investment Act, passed by Congress in 1998, requires the establishment of business-led Workforce Investment Boards in local communities across the country. The purpose of the Workforce Investment Boards, of which there are approximately 600 nationally, is to oversee the expenditure of Workforce Investment Act funds and to design and implement local workforce development systems. This renewal grant to the National Center on Education and the Economy will provide partial support to design and implement a comprehensive technical assistance and capacity improvement program for Workforce Investment Boards across the country.