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:


WIOA requires state, regional, and local strategic plans that provide a road map for workforce activities in the years to come.

View the California Unified Strategic Workforce Development Plan 2016-2020  focused on fostering demand-driven skills attainment; enabling upward mobility for all Californians; and aligning, coordinating, and integrating programs and services.

The North Bay Region and Solano local workforce area are in the process of updating their workforce plans for the period of July 2021 – June 2025.


The North Bay Regional Planning Unit consists of the Sonoma Workforce Investment Board, the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay (including Lake, Marin, Mendocino, and Napa Counties), and the Workforce Development Board of Solano County. The region has finalized its regional plan for Program Years 2021-2024.

View the North Bay Employment Connection’s Regional Plan Program Year 2021-2024.


The local plan provides a road map for the WIOA workforce development system in Solano County.

View the Solano Local Plan Program Year 2021-2024.


The WDB provides local directives that guide WIOA activities within Solano County. Click here to view active policies.