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 provides local directives that guide WIOA activities for participant and administrative activities and is responsible for developing and disseminating policies for Solano County.


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.


The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Solano County is seeking public comments on their four-year Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local and Regional Plan Modifications. The public comment period is from Tuesday, February 28, 2023 through 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2023. The final WIOA Plan Modifications will be effective through June 30, 2024.

The draft WIOA Local Plan and attachments can be found in the section above. For future reference, the draft modifications have been posted on the WDB’s website at: www.solanoemployment.org and can be accessed by clicking on WIOA Guidance under the ‘Community Impact’ tab on the home page

Please send any comments on the Draft WIOA Local Plan to Heather Henry, Executive Director at hhenry@solanowdb.org. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Henry at 707-863-3501 or via email.