Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program

The WIOA Youth Program is federally funded to provide a comprehensive system of training and support services for young adults 14 - 24 years of age in preparation for the Alaskan workforce and citizenry. The program is dedicated to academic excellence, career preparation for youth in the workplace and community, the development and support of work experiences, and active leadership roles for participants.

Special emphasis is on youth services through federal mandates, statewide initiatives and regional services. Youth services are provided primarily through grants allocated to both private and public entities throughout the state. In-school and out-of-school youth are served, including those who have dropped out of school. Annually, a Request for Grant Applications can be found on the Division’s electronic on-line grant management system, EGrAMS, or on the state’s online public notice web site.

Grant funding provides a variety of activities and services to enhance education and employment opportunities for youth. Participants enrolled in a WIOA program may also be eligible for an Individual Training Account to pursue post-secondary training.


The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.