Support Workforce Funding – Michigan Works! South East

Request to fund Title I & Title II at WIOA levels

Please join us in asking our congressional representatives to oppose any budget cuts to the programs listed above by adding your name to the letter below.


Dear Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro, Chairman Blunt, and Ranking Member Murray:
As your subcommittees consider the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, we respectfully request that you fully fund the Title I and Title II accounts at the level authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA):

Title I – Department of Labor
$861.1 million for the Adult Account
$922.2 million for the Youth Account, and
$1.37 billion for the Dislocated Worker Account

Title II – Department of Education
$649.287 million for Adult Education

Title III – Wagner Peyser Employment Service
$679,818,000 for Employment Services

Access to these services through the federal workforce system allows businesses to focus on innovation and expansion while working with state and local workforce partners to continually find the talent needed to sustain that growth. Increasingly, individuals seeking employment do not have the necessary education and training to fulfill the minimum requirements to open positions.

Workforce training and support is vital to creating thriving businesses, communities, and economies. We urge you to fund the Department of Labor Title I Accounts at the levels authorized by WIOA in the Fiscal Year 2018 LHHS appropriations bill.
If you believe that a qualified workforce is the key to a strong local and national economy, please join us in communicating the request to fully fund Title I & Title II at WIOA levels. Please complete the fields below to sign the letter and support our efforts to keep workforce funding a budget priority!

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