The Money Matters Online Dialogue


Background Information

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) supports activities that build the financial literacy of jobseekers, as defined in the final rule (Section 20CFR681.500). Financial literacy education activities are identified as one of 14 mandated services that must be available to youth participants and can be made available to adult jobseekers. A central focus of the LEAD Center’s mission, in addition to promoting employment outcomes, is to increase the financial literacy and financial capability of people with disabilities. Employment produces income; financial literacy empowers people to achieve their life goals with that income.


The Money Matters Online Dialogue Topics

Topic #1: Successful Strategies

  • What positive or innovative techniques have you developed (or would like to develop) to implement inclusive financial literacy education activities for youth and/or adults who face barriers to employment, including people with disabilities?
  • What efforts has your system undertaken to align or integrate financial literacy education activities with, or to impact, other WIOA activities such as retention goals, AJC certification, systems integration, etc.?
  • What are barriers or challenges you face in integrating financial literacy education activities as an integrated approach to meeting other WIOA requirements?

Topic #2: Critical Partnerships and Resources

  • What partnerships have you developed to align or integrate financial literacy education activities within your workforce services?
  • What resources are available to support the design and delivery of financial literacy education activities or other strategies to build the financial capability of youth/adults with disabilities?
  • What are barriers or challenges you face in developing partnerships or utilizing resources to deliver financial literacy education activities?

Topic #3: Customer Engagement

  • What positive or innovative techniques have you developed (or would like to develop) to engage youth and/or adults who face barriers to employment, including people with disabilities in financial literacy education activities?
  • What are some barriers youth/adults with disabilities face in fully participating in financial literacy education activities provided by the public workforce system or other providers?
  • What supports and services would improve youth/adults with disabilities participation in financial literacy education activities?

Participating in the Money Matters Online Dialogue

As you submit your ideas or comment and vote on ideas submitted by others, for each of the dialogue topics, please keep in mind that the LEAD Center is looking to workforce professionals and the disability community to submit accomplishments, strategies, barriers, and potential partnerships that support the design and delivery of financial literacy education activities to youth and/or adults with disabilities served by American Job Centers and/or other employment services providers.

You can VOTE on any of the ideas posted in the dialogue, you can COMMENT on any of the ideas, sharing your experience or asking questions about that idea, or you can ADD AN IDEA, by clicking on the SUBMIT NEW IDEA button in the top hand corner of the dialogue pages.

We look forward to your contributions and thank you in advance for joining us in this important effort.

For further instructions on how to participate in this online dialogue, visit How to Get Started.