Before becoming a participant in the In-School Youth program, an individual must complete eligibility determination and documentation verification. Determining whether youth are eligible to participate in the In-School Youth Program involves multiple factors including age, school status, barriers to employment, and others. Individuals must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be Sixteen (16) to twenty-one (21) years of age; and
  2. Be a United States citizen or have the right to work; and
  3. Be registered for selective service (applicable males); and
  4. Attending school (High School Junior or Senior); and
  5. Be low-income under one (1) of the following categories:
    1. Receiving assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    2. Receiving assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program
    3. Receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    4. Family Income at or below the WIOA Federal Income Guidelines
    5.   Homeless per section 103 (a) and 103 (c) of the McKinney Act
    6. Publicly funded foster child
    7. Receives or is eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch (does not apply in all cases)
    8. Lives in a high-poverty area
    9. Disabled youth with own income at or below the WIOA Federal Income Guidelines
  6. One or more of the following:
    1. Basic skills deficient
    2. English language learner
    3. Offender
    4. Homeless
    5. Runaway
    6. Foster Care