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Planning Tools

  • Workforce Tools of the Trade
    This is an excellent guide to workforce investment staff development resources! It's designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to effectively perform your job as a workforce development professional.

  • WIA State Planning Guidance
    This entry point to ETA's published guidance on strategic and tactical planning requirements under the Workforce Investment Act.

  • Guidebook for Innovation-Led Development
    The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) has issued a guidebook in March 2002 to assist communities in successfully competing in an ever-changing, technology-driven world. Based on "best practices" collated from across the nation, Strategic Planning in the Technology Driven World: A Guidebook for Innovation-led Development examines successful regional economic development initiatives, describes the "how to" of strategic planning for successful development, and provides background on the knowledge economy and economic development and how to conduct a regional assessment, and offers a list of technology tools and resources for strategic planning.

  • Rules and Regulations
    Grants Management Working cooperatively with the grantmaking agencies and the grantee community, OMB leads development of government-wide policy to assure that grants are managed properly and that Federal dollars are spent in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.