Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know

About the State Workforce Development Board

The duties of the Iowa Workforce Development Board include, but are not limited to, the following activities: the development and implementation of a 20-year comprehensive workforce development plan; the preparation of a five-year strategic plan; the development of evaluation methods; the establishment of guidelines for the awarding of grants; the review of grants awarded by Iowa Workforce Development; the recommendation of departmental usage of federal funding; and the adoption of administrative rules recommended by the director of Iowa Workforce Development.

Historical Information

Legislation was passed in May 1996 to create a new state department, Iowa Workforce Development, to streamline employment and training programs. The Iowa Workforce Development Board  was created in the legislation. In 1999, the Board assumed the responsibilities of the State Workforce Investment Board under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) signed into law in August, 1998.