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CareerForceMN Tools and Resources for ABE Professionals

This document covers important resources for ABE professionals contained on, our state’s career resource site.

Guide for MN Adult Basic Education Representatives to Local Workforce Development Boards

A brief, 7-page informal guide to the role of ABE representative to your local workforce development board. Sections include: how ABE fits in the work of LWDBs; roles and responsibilities of the ABE rep to the LWDB; strategies for effectively representing all ABE consortia in your locality; roles ABE reps take on their LWDBs; and more.

Minnesota Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Template

The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to define the roles and responsibilities as mutually agreed by the parties for the operation of the One-Stop Service Delivery System in Local Workforce Development Area XX – NAME as required under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).

Q&A on the MOU, OSO, and IFA for ABE Representatives on the LWDBs

Response to questions regarding the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), One-Stop Operator (OSO), and Infrastructure Agreement (IFA). Includes definition of key terms and clarification of various other potentially confusing aspects of these three aspects of the joint work between ABE and the workforce system.

Sample MOU and Infrastructure Costs Toolkit

This Sample Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from the federal level and accompanying Cost Allocation Analyses for hypothetical local areas may be used as a reference guide or toolkit when developing your own MOU.

Strategic Governance Reference Guide

Based on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). See especially Local Plan (p. 15) for the required core elements of the LWDA plan. Also includes a helpful list of acronyms and glossary of terms.

What Does the WIOA State Plan Mean to You?

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan is a required component of federal law for every state. This article explains its purpose and relevance to ABE practitioners.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the One-Stop Delivery System

This 47-page report provides details of WIOA Title I state formula program structure, services, allotment formulas, and performance accountability. Also provides a program overview for national grant programs, plus a brief overview of the Employment Service (ES), authorized by separate legislation but an integral part of the One-Stop system created by WIOA.

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