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Program and Partners

WIOA Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Training Services)

CareerSource Pasco Hernando offers a wide range of training opportunities to individuals whether you are looking for training opportunities or just want to upgrade your qualifications. Our staff can assist you in reaching your goals. See what our training programs have to offer to get you in that higher paying competitive occupation today.

Through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), selected individuals receive career guidance and possibly financial help with your training-related costs such as:

·         Tuition and fees

·         Books

In some instances, funds may be available to aid with supplies, uniforms and shoes, and certification/licensure fees related to training completion.

If interested, please follow the steps below to learn more about this opportunity. You will be asked to complete a series of steps to see if you qualify. Now let’s get started.

WIOA Funds have been placed on a temporary hold and applications will not be accepted until further notice. Please check back periodically to see if funds have been opened back up and if applications are being accepted for WIOA.

To begin the eligibility determination, please complete the four-step process as listed below:

 Your first step in obtaining assistance under WIOA is to complete the orientation.

 

STEP 1 – Orientation

Watch the “Orientation to WIOA Services” to learn more about the program and what services may be offered

 

STEP 2 – Application

Download the training application, complete the form, and save the application to your computer.

 

STEP 3 – Registration

You must complete the full registration with Employ Florida before you can meet with an Employment Counselor.  

 

Application Guide 

 

STEP 4 – Submit Your Application

Once you have completed the above steps and registered with Employ Florida, please submit your application here: Submit Application

A staff member will review your application and activities and forward your application to a Career Coach if all your activities are complete.

NOTE:  Within the body of the email, please specify if you live in Pasco or Hernando County.

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To review a list of in-demand occupations (RTOL) for this area click here.  

To review the income standards guide for WIOA click here for the LLSIL chart for 2019.

Additional information about scholarships, Pell Grants and student loans for other training programs is available through the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit FAFSA to apply for assistance.

 

WIOA is a “work first program" whose goal is to assist customers to enter or return to employment

 

 

 


Welfare Transition Program (WTP)

Florida's Welfare Transition Program (WTP) is to move individuals from welfare to work while emphasizing self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash benefits to eligible families with dependent children. Additional TANF support services may include assistance with transportation, childcare, as well as substance abuse and mental health couseling / treament, diversion services, job training and on going employment services.
 

Click HERE to learn more or check eligibility

Contact your DCF:          Phone: (850)300-4DCF (4323) or (866) 762-2237          Fax: (866) 765-7133

EBT Phone - Toll Free: (888) 356-3281 or www.ebtacounts.jpmorgans.com

 

WTP Forms

ABE GED ESOL Time Sheet

Employment Time Sheet

Employment Verification Form

Job Search Form

Medical Form

Vocation Academic Timesheet

Worksite Timesheet

 

Learn More about WTP -
 
How do I participate in the program?
WTP is a mandatory program with mandatory hours in allowable activities. All applicants/participants must comply in order to receive benefits. There are penalties for non-compliance such as loss of cash assistance or food stamp benefits. 
Compliance means:
  • Participate in an orientation to gain knowledge about the program and services provided by the WT Program.
  • Attend all scheduled appointments.
  • Participate in and document all assigned weekly activities for required number of hours.
  • Respond to phone calls or letters from CareerSource Pasco Hernando or any other agency you are referred to.
  • Accept any reasonable offer of suitable employment.
 
Are there any other services available to me while in WTP?
Support Services that may be available to you while enrolled in WTP*:
  • Subsidized Childcare
  • Training related expenses: uniforms, tools, license and certification exams
  • Incentive cards for assistance with compliance and transportation

*All subject to availability of funds and eligibility.
 
 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap) also referred to as Food Stamps, works to assist participants in gaining skills, training, experience and/ or employment to increase ability to gain self-sufficiency.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a mandatory program designed to assist those that are receiving food stamp benefits from the state of Florida transition into the world of work and into self-sufficiency. Someone interested in applying for food stamp benefits will first need to complete an application through the Department of Children & Families. If referred to the SNAP E&T program at CareerSource Pasco Hernando, you will need to complete the SNAP orientation, assessment, and schedule appointment session online. Once completed, you will be required to attend an informational meeting; once a part of the SNAP E&T program, you will be assigned an activity such as job search or work experience for 80 hours monthly. If you complete your assigned activity, you may be eligible to receive a FSR (food stamp reimbursement) to help with your travel costs.

 

Contact your local DCF:

Phone: (850) 300-4DCF or (866) 762-2237

Fax: (866) 886-4342

DCF Locations:

Hernando County
Brooksville Office

661 S. Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601

 

www.myflorida.com/accessflorida

EBT Phone - Toll Free: (888) 356-3281

www.ebtaccounts.jpmorgans.com

LET'S GET STARTED:

 

Your first step in getting started with the SNAP Employment and Training program will be to complete Steps 1, and 2 below. If you have already done so, congratulations on completing the State’s Online Orientation, Assessment to comply with the SNAP E&T Program.

If you have not completed and are an Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents or have been classified an ABAWD by the Department of Children and Families (DCF), please go to Step 1 below to complete your SNAP Orientation, Assessment :

Step 1: Complete the program orientation and assessment online (must within 7 days).

Go online to the link below to complete your SNAP MN program orientation and assessment. It will generally take you 45 minutes to an hour to complete. It will be required to complete the SNAP MN program orientation and assessment within 7 days from notification or start of your food assistance benefits. Please ensure you complete fully and review each screen carefully to meet all requirements of the online program orientation and assessment. You may visit a CareerSource center (see locations below) to access a computer and printer as well as CareerSource staff to assist you. Then please move to Step 2.

http://osstclient.deo.myflorida.com/

Step 2: Attend your SNAP appointment within the first 7 days from the start of your Food Assistance Benefits.

During the first 7 days from the start of your Food Assistance benefits formerly called food stamps and issued by DCF, you will be asked to complete the SNAP – appointment in person at CareerSource Pasco Hernando.

During this initial appointment session you will meet with a CareerSource SNAP Career Specialist to begin your next SNAP work activity.  We encourage you to visit one of the CareerSource Pasco Hernando centers serving the SNAP ABAWD by your 2nd week to avoid jeopardy or loss of your food assistance benefits and meet with a trained staff to guide you.

Step 2 Continued: Congratulations you have finished the State online orientation, assessment, and have scheduled your appointment.

Now let’s take a look at what you will be doing at CareerSource Pasco Hernando while referred and receiving Food Assistance.

Please arrive promptly if not 15 minutes early to get signed into our office. Seating may be limited due to high volume anticipated and you must have pre-registered for the session through your OSST client account. 

Step 3: Visit us at a CareerSource Pasco Hernando center on your selected day and time.

Due to the high volume of SNAP participants or ABAWDs that will be referred by the Department of Children and Families, CareerSource Pasco Hernando has set up group Information Sessions. At a group session, you will be required to:

  • Complete additional engagement forms and
  • Most important select your next SNAP MN activity(s) to remain in compliance with the monthly 80 hours of ongoing participation.

Step 4: Select your monthly 80 hour activity(s).

To help prepare you and support your information session, please review the information below: 

Please remember that the ABAWD must complete 80 hours per month in their allowable SNAP MN activity. A total of 20 hours per week is recommended. Your activity support documents or timesheets should be submitted by the 15th and 30th but no later than the 7th of the following month to ensure sufficient time to update into the state MIS and reflect recorded hours within your MY TESS account! Please understand given the volume of SNAP participants anticipated that there may be a delay in CareerSource updates.

Transportation Reimbursement Assistance:
If you are interested in receiving help with your job searching efforts, participating in activities and receiving Food Stamp Reimbursements (FSRs) to help off-set the cost of transportation, please discuss with your SNAP Career Specialist. Or review the SNAP program activities presentation above.

We look forward to working with you and assisting you in finding employment! 

SNAP Forms

SNAP Education Time Sheet

SNAP Employment  Verification  

SNAP Employment  Timesheet

SNAP Job Search Form

SNAP JST Time Sheet 

SNAP Vocational Training Time Sheet 

SNAP Worksite Time Sheet

 

Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program (NCPEP) helps parents who pay child support with…

  • Interview training and resume writing
  • Job searching, career planning, and job referrals
  • Vocational and educational assessments
  • Guidance on child support-related issues
  • Services to help maintain and/or advance in job
  • Assistance with work-related expenses 
  • Possible assistance reinstating driver’s license through Dept. of Revenue

Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program (NCPEP) is a program that assists unemployed or underemployed non-custodial parents in establishing a pattern of regular child support payments by obtaining and maintaining unsubsidized, competitive employment. To enroll in the Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program, we need to verify your eligibility: the child you pay child support on is in the state of Florida and that income guidelines are met.  You can either stop by the main office at: 4440 Grand Blvd. New Port Richey, FL 34652 or call to provide all needed information: 727-484-3438. We are located in the Dade City and Brooksville CareerSource by appointment only.

 

Native American Programs


Information about employment programs for Native Americans is available through: Florida Governors Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. 
 
Florida Governors Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. 
1341 Cross Creek Circle
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone (850) 488-0730
Phone (850) 487-1472
Toll Free: (800) 322-9186
Email: info@fgcia.com
Website:http://fgcia.com/