Workforce Development Board

Instructions for New York City Applications to the WIOA Title II Request for Proposals 

This information is intended for organizations applying to the New York State Education Department for WIOA Title II funding in one of the categories that requires a review by the local Workforce Development Board. 

WIOA Local Plan: To make it as easy and clear to applicants as possible, New York City has created an excerpt of its local plan that responds directly to the four questions that applicants must demonstrate alignment to in their proposals: NYC Local Plan for Title II.  (This attachment is also available on the NYS Department of Labor’s web site as part of New York City’s full local plan.) 

Attachment 4 (UPDATED 1/22/2021 with room to list more employers): We have created a fillable PDF form that you can access using Adobe:  NYC Attachment 4. (Click here to access Adobe PDF documents if you cannot already do so.) Please submit this version of Attachment 4. Additionally, please note on the first page of this document that the instructions ask the applicant to “use the space provided below to explain this alignment,” but there is no space available below.  There is, however, a box above.  Please include your answer to this question in that box.  These instructions are consistent with Question #129 of the NYS Education Department’s Q&A.

Submitting Attachment 4: Please submit your completed Attachment 4 to


Overview of the New York City Workforce Development Board (WDB)

The NYC Workforce Development Board (WDB) engages leaders from the private sector, public agencies, labor unions and community-based organizations – all volunteers appointed by the Mayor – to inform the City's policies and services for adult learners, jobseekers, and employers. The WDB is chartered by the federal government through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and managed by the NYC Office of Workforce Development.

The WDB conducts oversight of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (in PDF), or WIOA, allocations and sets broad priorities to help ensure that workforce initiatives successfully fulfill the Mayor's vision of a strong workforce development system. This vision includes three key components:
  1. A strong linkage to economic development projects in all five boroughs
  2. A tight connection with businesses to ensure their needs are met
  3. Services that effectively and efficiently connect New Yorkers to jobs in demand