Federal Policy Resources

TAWB works with other state and national partners to ensure that legislation and policy that comes from Washington, D.C. has the effect of building up the workforce system, ensuring that local and state flexibility are maintained in the operation of the program, and that good outcomes are developed for the businesses and communities that local workforce boards serve. TAWB also provides resources for members and our workforce partners to increase their knowledge of critical workforce development issues and support their efforts in communicating to public officials on these issues.

USWA COVID-19 Senate Request Letter, April, 2020
Senate version of letters sent by the US Workforce Association (USWA), including TAWB, to both House and Senate leaders on the need for emergency funding related to COVID-19.

USWA FY 2021 Request to Senate Subcommittee on LHHS
Letter from the US Workforce Association to Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies on regular 2021 appropriations.

Investing in American Workers to Expedite Economic Recovery, May 2020.

Federal Talking Points 

The Promise of the State-Federal Partnership on Workforce Development & Training
Report from the National Governors Association along with the National Associations of State Workforce Liaisons and State Workforce Board Chairs on the importance of a strong partnership between states and the federal government on workforce development.

Economic Prosperity. Everyone Works.
Handout addressing the role of workforce development boards in impacting economic development and prosperity.

WIOA Resources

WIOA Talking Points 

US Workforce Association Letter on FY2019 Appropriations to Committee Leadership

Business Letter to Congressional Leadership
Template to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations chairs.

Letter to Congress Template
Template for businesses to communicate how WIOA programs have benefited their business and encourage adequate continued funding of those programs.

NAWB “Hit-the-Hill” ToolKit
This toolkit includes a Briefing on the status of federal funding issues, a guide on meeting with your legislator, sample news releases and other related resources.

Department of Labor WIOA homepage
The WIOA Resource Page provides information and resources for States, local areas, non-profits and other grantees, and other stakeholders to assist with implementation of the Act.


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