Extension of Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion Funding for PY 20-21

Workforce Services Information Notice
WSIN20-61

Issued: May 13, 2021

The Employment Development Department has an important announcement regarding Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds for Program Year (PY) 2020-21.

The state will be extending the terms of the Rapid Response (RR) by formula and Layoff Aversion funding for PY 20-21. These funds must be spent by June 30, 2022. Funds not expended by the term end date will be deobligated.

For additional information and guidance, regarding RR and Layoff Aversion, refer to Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion Activities (WSD16-04), issued on July 22, 2016.

This extension is being granted in an effort to reduce the negative impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak to Local Workforce Development Areas’ program planning efforts. This extension applies to PY 20-21 RR and Layoff Aversion funds only.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your assigned Regional Advisor.

/s/ JAIME L. GUTIERREZ, Chief
Central Office Workforce Services Division