WorkForce Investment Act Youth Program


The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Formula Grant provides economically disadvantaged teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 with year-round employment and training services. 

Participants must be economically disadvantaged and must have at least one of the following barriers to employment in order to be eligible for services:

  • Basic skills deficient
  • School dropout
  • Homeless, runaway or in foster care
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Offender
  • Requires additional assistance to complete educational program or secure and hold employment

Child Labor Laws

Federal and state child labor laws exist to protect the health, safety, well-being and education of youth.

Learn more at the U.S. Department of Labor and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.


For more information, contact:

Kay Tracy
Fax: 651-215-3842
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
First National Bank Building, Suite E200
332 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101