NW WDB WIOA Youth Locally-defined Barrier (Effective 7/3/2017)

Issuance No: P5
Issuance Date: June 10, 2014; Revised 6/5/15, 7/3/17
Subject: NW WDB WIOA Youth Locally-defined Barrier

Out-of School:
A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment. The individual must have one (1) of the following barriers:

  • Fired / Terminated;
  • No employment history (supported by applicant statement or UI wage data);
  • Substance Abuse;
  • Lacks occupational goals/skills;
  • Incarcerated parent(s); or
  • Domestic violence

In-School:
A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment. This barrier requires WDB approval and the individual must have one (1) of the following barriers:

  • Fired / Terminated;
  • At risk of drop out (letter from school official);
  • Behavioral problems at school;
  • Substance Abuse;
  • Incarcerated parent(s); or
  • Domestic violence

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