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Workforce Board

An explanation of

What is the workforce development board?

The primary purpose of the Lower Shore Workforce Development Board is to provide policy and oversight for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds awarded to the Lower Shore of Maryland Local Workforce Development Area (WDA).

Workforce Development Board


The Board includes representatives of business, workforce, and other community services. The Board meets quarterly.

Steering Committee


The Steering Committee is a sub-committee of the Board whose purpose is to set the agenda for full Board meetings, make recommendations to the Board on actionable items, and review staff recommendations related to all aspects of funding. Steering Committee members are appointed from the membership of the Board. The Committee meets monthly except for those months with a Board meeting. 

Youth Committee


The Youth Committee is a sub-committee of the Board whose purpose is to provide the Board with information to assist with planning, operations, oversight, and other issues related to the provision of the youth program.

Grants and contracts

LSWA utilizes a competitive bid process to select service providers for the delivery of training and employment programs funded by WIOA.

PY2020 Grants and Contracts:

One-Stop Operator

ProjectNow, LLC was selected as the One Stop Operator for the period January 1 – December 31, 2021.

Out-of-School Youth (Two providers)

1. Telamon Corporation, October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021

2. Grace Center for Maternal Health, October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021