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Local Plan

Every four years, the Board revises our strategic plan which outlines our goals and plans for the local workforce system. To read the current local plan, click here.

Regional Plan

A Regional Plan is a four-year action plan to develop, align and integrate service delivery strategies and resources among the multiple local workforce development areas in a given region. The Shore Region encompasses Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties in Maryland. To read the Regional Plan, click here

Local Policies

Assessment Policy

Dislocated Worker Eligibility

Electronic Signatures and Virtual Enrollment

Follow-up Procedures

Individual Training Accounts

OSY who requires additional assistance

Priority of Service

Selective Service


Supportive Services

Work-based Learning

Memorandum of Understanding/Resource Sharing Agreement

Under WIOA, the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) serves as a critical mechanism towards ensuring that the roles and responsibilities of the entities involved with Maryland’s workforce system are well-defined and mutually agreed upon for the successful operation of the integrated service delivery system in each Local Workforce Development Area (Local Area). This successful operation is contingent on the efficient use of information technology, to include where possible the use of machine readable forms and shared management systems. To view the current MOU/RSA click here.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) prohibits discrimination against individuals in any WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity, which includes job training for adults and youth and programs or activities provided by recipients at American Job Centers (one-stop centers). For more information, click here.

Other Policies

The Lower Shore Workforce Alliance follows Federal and State regulations related to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (link to and other applicable rules. The Board has the authority and responsibility to create and enforce additional local policies.