WIOA Guidance

WIOA Guidance

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed by President Barack Obama on July 22, 2014 after passing Congress with bipartisan support. WIOA reauthorizes and augments the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.

To learn more about the WIOA law, visit the following resources:


The WDB serves as the local Workforce Development Board for Solano County, administering federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) funds in the County of Solano. The WDB provides local directives that guide WIOA activities and grant administration for the County of Solano’s local workforce development area. These policies guide any activities funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s WIOA programs.


WIOA requires state, regional, and local strategic plans that provide a road map for workforce activities in the years to come.

View the 2020-2023 California Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan focused on fostering demand-driven skills attainment; enabling upward mobility for all Californians; and aligning, coordinating, and integrating programs and services.


The North Bay Regional Planning Unit, aslo known as North Bay Employment Connection (NBEC) consists of Sonoma Workforce Investment Board, Workforce Alliance of the North Bay (including Lake, Marin, Mendocino, and Napa Counties), and Workforce Development Board of Solano County.


The local plan provides a road map for the WIOA workforce development system in Solano County.