Eligibility for NFJP Enrollment
Cross Training Tool will be updated for
WIOA Title I D Section 167-NFJP pending final regulations.
|Eligibility in common with WIOA Title IB:|
|Citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the U.S.
Meets Military Selective Service Requirements
Adult 18 years old or older
Youth 14-21 In-School; Youth 16-24 Out-of-School
|NFJP Eligibility for a SEASONAL Farmworker:|
|Low income [defined in WIOA Sec. 3(36)(A) and (B)]
Primarily employed in qualifying agricultural labor during any consecutive 12 months in the 24-month period immediately preceding application and must have
1) 50% of earned income OR time in qualifying farmwork * and
2) earned at least $800 OR worked 25 days in qualifying farmwork *
Faces multiple barriers to economic self-sufficiency
|NFJP Eligibility for a MIGRANT Farmworker:|
|Must be a seasonal farmworker (see above) whose agricultural labor required travel to a job site making it unable to return to a permanent residence within the same day|
|Also Eligible for NFJP Career Services and Training:|
|Dependents of a migrant or seasonal farmworker|
QUALIFYING AGRICULTURAL LABOR
Qualifying farmwork is characterized by chronic unemployment or underemployment in the
|production, cultivation, growing and harvesting of any agricultural or horticultural commodities;|
|raising livestock, bees, fur-bearing animals and poultry;|
|fish farming and aquaculture; practices (e.g., forestry, lumbering) performed by a farmer or on a farm in conjunction with farming operations in preparation for market or delivery and transport to market;|
|the handling, drying, packing, packaging, processing, freezing or grading prior to delivery for storage of any commodity in its unmanufactured state.|
Examples of non-qualifying farmworker jobs are: landscaping, canning cooked fruit and vegetables, meatpacking.
The details defining eligibility elements and qualifying farmwork may change after WIOA regulations are finalized.