WIOA

Supportive

Services

OVERVIEW

The Employment Development Department (EDD) announced funding for a 25% Dislocated Worker Special Grant to provide supportive services impacted by COVID-19, with an emphasis on providing supportive services to underserved populations. These supportive services may include but are not limited to, equipment necessary to telework (e.g. computer, internet, etc.), housing assistance, utility assistance, childcare assistance, and transportation assistance.

 

Supportive Services are available in one of two tiers: 

  • Tier 1 $400 – Individuals receiving at least 50% of their previous wages from their employer directly or with Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments.

  • Tier 2 $800 – Individuals who are not receiving at least 50% of their wages from their employer directly, or with UI payments.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Individuals will be enrolled in WIOA Dislocated Worker service (What is WIOA)

    • If an individual is not eligible for the Dislocated Worker program, they can be enrolled in the WIOA Title I Adult program and still qualify for the supportive services

  • Individual must be 18 years of age or older

  • Be a citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the US

  • Meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (males only)

  • Individuals must not have received wages above 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL) for the last six months of income. (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines)

    • Household Annual Salary for 400% FPL is as follows

      • Family of 1: $51,040

      • Family of 2: $68,960

      • Family of 3: $86,880

      • Family of 4: $104,800

  • Individuals must meet one of the following COVID-19 related employment impacts

    • Laid-Off due to COVID-19

    • Experienced a reduction in hours and/or pay due to COVID-19

    • Unable to work for any of the following COVID-19 related reasons:

      • Subject to quarantine

      • Caregiver for someone who is subject to quarantine

      • Need to care for child/children because of school closure or closure of childcare provider

      • At higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, or lives with someone at higher risk, as outlined on the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 website

      • Required to telework, but does not have the necessary equipment

 

STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

STEP 1. COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET

Download the application packet here:

Complete the application packet which includes the following forms:

  1. WIOA Application

  2. Equal Opportunity Form

  3. Grievance Form

  4. COVID-19 Support Services Request Form

STEP 2. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Gather the supporting documentation listed below to submit with your application.

1. Identification

Acceptable forms of Identification

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Valid State or Federal ID

  • U.S. Passport

  • Passport Card

2. Authorization to Work in United States

Acceptable forms of Identification

  • Social Security Card

  • U.S. Birth Certificate

  • Permanent Resident Card (I-551)

  • Employment Authorization Document

  • Other acceptable Form I-9 documents

3. Selective Service Registration (Males Only)

Acceptable forms of Identification

  • Selective service Paperwork/Card

  • Internet Verification

    • (Note: Proof of Selective Services is only required for males born on or after January 1, 1960. To check registration status, please visit: http://www.sss.gov)

4. Proof of COVID-19 related to income impact

To be eligible to receive COVID-19 Support applicants cannot have received wages above 400% of the federal poverty level (FPL) for the last six months of income.

There must be employment/income impact related to COVID-19. Supporting documentation for need of service include the following documents.

5. Optional - Information that may prove additional need such as receiving public assistance (food stamps), having a disability, being a veteran etc.

Special attention is given to Veterans and individuals with defined barriers to employment. If you believe you fit one of the below categories, you may be eligible for services and programs not available for the general public. priority of services and special program opportunities are given to individuals that are:

STEP 3. MAKE A CALJOBS ACCOUNT AT WWW.CALJOBS.CA.GOV

CalJOBs is the Official Job Board provided by the State of California. With a CalJOBs account, you can view job listings, post your resume, learn about in-demand occupations, find good quality occupational training programs and more. To sign up for CalJOBs please visit www.caljobs.ca.gov.

Video instructions on how to create a CalJOBs account can be found below:

STEP 4. UPLOAD YOUR APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO CALJOBS

Please log-in to your CalJOBs account and upload your application and documentation using the “WIOA Pre-Application” feature. The WIOA Pre-Application can be found under Your Benefits Section in the middle of your CaJOBs Home Page or Dashboard. For additional assistance please use our How-to Guide provided.

STEP 5. ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED STEPS 1-4, SUBMIT YOUR NAME, EMAIL, AND PHONE NUMBER IN THE FORM BELOW

WIOA Supportive Services Submission Confirmation

Please fill out the form below once you have completed steps 1-4.

A representative will then contact you about your application.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at info@oconestop.com

This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY users, please call the California Relay Service (800) 735-2922 or 711.  If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact 714-480-6500 at least 72 hours prior to the event to allow reasonable arrangements to be made to ensure program accessibility.