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Local and Regional Planning

The local workforce development board, or LWDB, in partnership with the chief elected official, or CEO, for their respective designated region and local area, must develop and submit to the Governor, a comprehensive four-year regional plan if the region is deemed a planning region, and a corresponding local workforce development area, or local area, or LWDA plan. Regional plans must articulate how the respective planning region LWDBs will collaboratively achieve WIOA’s vision and goals, support and incorporate Pennsylvania’s WIOA Combined State Plan goals and strategies while realizing regional goals and strategies. Each LWDB, in collaboration with LWDA stakeholders, must produce a local area plan that embodies the vision, goals, objectives and strategies of WIOA, the PA WIOA Combined State Plan as well as certain administrative and operational elements or processes. WIOA regional and local area plans are subject to WIOA and its promulgating regulations, other applicable federal law and guidance, commonwealth law and directives, each program’s authorizing statute and its respective regulations as well as the Workforce System policy.

The Pocono Counties Workforce Development Area has posted the WIOA Local Area Plan modification for Public Comment, effective June 9th, 2023 through July 9th, 2023. This is an opportunity for members of the public to share their views and provide valuable input into our planning process. We invite everyone to read the proposed changes and submit their comments and feedback through the Contact Us page on the website. 

Pocono Counties Local Area Plan Modification 2021-2024 – June 9th, 2023

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