Youth One Stop

845-454-7629

Youth One Stop

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Questions on eligibility can be answered by the Youth One Stop staff.  Youth may call and make an appointment (845) 454-1700 x 1053, walk in during program hours or be referred by a partner agency.  Questions may be answered over the phone regarding general programming and basic eligibility requirements.   

WIOA ELIGIBILITY CRITERA: 

 OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH

WIOA Section 129(a)(1)(B)

1. Not attending any school (as defined under State law);

2. Not younger than age 16 or older than age 24 at the time of enrollment; and

3.  One or more of the following:

a. A school dropout.

b. A youth who is within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter based on the local school district definition of school year quarters.

c. A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is basic skills deficient; or an English language learner.

d. An individual subject to the juvenile or adult justice system

e. A homeless individual, a homeless child or youth, a runaway, in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under section 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of- home placement.

f. An individual who is pregnant or parenting.

g. A youth who is an individual with a disability.

h. A low-income* individual who requires “additional assistance” to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment

*Special Rule: Under WIOA, the term ‘‘low income” includes a youth living in a high-poverty area

IN-SCHOOL YOUTH ELIGIBILITY

WIOA Section 129(a)(1)(C)

1. Attending school (as defined by State law);

2. Not younger than age 14 (unless an individual with a disability who is attending school under State law) or older than age 21;

3. A low-income* individual; and one or more of the following:

a. Basic skills deficient.

b. An English language learner.

c. An offender.

d. A homeless individual, a homeless child or youth, a runaway, in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, a child eligible for assistance under section 477 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 677), or in an out-of-home placement.

e. Pregnant or parenting.

f. A youth who is an individual with a disability.

g. An individual who requires “additional assistance” to complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.

*Special Rule: Under WIOA, the term ‘‘low income” includes a youth living in a high-poverty area or if he or she is an ISY receives or is eligible to receive a free or reduced price lunch under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.

 

 

 

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