Workforce Alliance Releases Local and Regional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Plan for 30 Day Comment Period


The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal law that funds operations from the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas and supports skills training programs in the region. The Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas (WA) manages and oversees the WIOA funds in Local Area IV. WIOA requires each Local Area to have an approved Regional Plan and Local Plan. These plans must be reviewed and updated every four years. 

On March 29, 2021, the WA published the Regional and Local Plan for WIOA operations for public review and comment. The documents can be found at     

WA President and CEO Keith Lawing stated “We look forward to hearing from employers, job seekers, and our community partners on the draft plan with the goals of using the WIOA funds to help grow the regional economy through a skilled workforce.” 

Comments on the Local and Regional WIOA plans will be accepted until April 29, 2021 via email to with “WIOA Local and Regional Plan Comments” in the subject line. Technical questions can be submitted to or by calling 316-771-6602.