Career Pathways Initiative

ETA's Workforce Innovation Fund Web Site Now Available

Posted by Andrala Walker - On April 08, 2013 (EST)

ETA's Workforce Innovation Fund Web Site Now Available

ETA is pleased to announce the new Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) Portal, at  This is your direct connection to the innovations and best practices that are being implemented and evaluated through the WIF Grants.  The WIF grants are an investment of $146.9 million in competitive four-year grants to 26 grantees across the nation by the U.S. Department of Labor. The WIF supports innovative approaches to the design and delivery of employment and training services that generate long-term improvements in the performance of the public workforce system.  17 of the grantees have identified their projects as having a career pathways focus or intervention strategy.

 The WIF grants are  designed to improve the performance of the country’s workforce system by determining what works and building a body of evidence-based practices within the field of workforce development. The outcomes generated through these WIF investments will consequently play a significant role in determining the future course of publicly-funded employment and training programs.   

On the new WIF website, you can learn about the grantees’ progress toward implementing successful training approaches, their challenges, and opportunities to adopt  these innovative practices in your own state, region, and local area. At the end of the four-year grant period, a high-quality set of recommendations that result in meaningful policy enhancements and workforce system retooling will be provided to the public workforce system. 

Further, this is where you can learn about a new financing model called Pay for Success (PFS), which is a new way of funding social services to help governments target limited dollars to achieve a positive, measurable outcome. Under the Pay for Success model, a government agency commits funds to pay for interventions that have demonstrated success in delivering social and economic outcomes for individuals, families, and communities most in need.

No matter how you prefer to learn or share information, whether you’re a grantee or a workforce system stakeholder, the WIF website has something for you – and we encourage you to dive right in!



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