The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Governor’s Discretionary Fund grant is awarded through the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) and administered by the United States Department of Labor. The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) works with organizations across the state to implement best practices that address workforce needs while enhancing collaboration among local, regional, and statewide entities that support this work.
GOYFF aids in the distribution of approximately $5.9 million in funding to support serving the following target populations: individuals reentering the community from correctional settings; school leaders serving low-income and/or rural communities; disconnected youth; veterans and military service members; high school students preparing for college and/or career; individuals chronically unemployed and underemployed; individuals with disabilities; and individuals who have experienced trauma.
GOYFF has partnered with Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions to conduct a cross-site evaluation of the WIOA, Governor's Discretionary Fund grant program.
If you have questions about this program, please email your name, contact information, location, and questions to Anthony Amezquita, Program Administrator.
- Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc.
- Arizona Career Development Center
- Arizona Youth Partnership
- Arouet Foundation
- Community Bridges, Inc.
- First Place AZ
- Foundation for Blind Children
- Grand Canyon University
- Jewish Family & Children’s Service
- Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates
- Maricopa County Human Services
- Northern Arizona University
- Per Scholas, Inc.
- Pima County Community College District
- Sun Life Health
- Televerde Foundation, Inc.