About OWINN

About OWINN

Building a Nevada that works for Everyone

The Nevada Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN), originally created via Executive Order in 2016 and codified into state statute in 2017, helps drive a skilled, diverse, and aligned workforce in the state of Nevada by promoting collaboration and cooperation among all entities focused on workforce development. Under the administrative umbrella of DETR since July 2021, OWINN works to support Nevada’s workforce by providing leadership in assessing workforce policies and developing innovative ideas to strengthen the workforce system, promoting registered apprenticeships and work-based learning, leveraging labor-market and workforce data, validating industry-recognized credentials, and developing career pathways.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Group Budget

The Office of Workforce Innovation (OWINN) manages a budget of $23,252,235.80, not including an additional $4,600,000 of new grant funding OWINN has been awarded pending IFC approval. Of the $27,752,235.80, 75% of the managed funds originated from competitive federal grant awards that OWINN brought to the state. The three largest federal competitive grants that OWINN has been awarded are 1) $13,800,000 from the U.S. Department of Education SANDI Grant, where 92% is invested directly into workforce training programs and tuition and only 8% toward OWINN operating expenses and personnel; 2) $4,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor ANAA Grant, where 90% are invested into strengthening the talent pipeline to employers; and 3) $2,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s H-1B grant, which 93% of the monies are invested into expanding healthcare access to rural Nevada through.

The OWINN operating budget is a subgrant from the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds that Nevada receives, which supports GOWINN expenses such as personnel, travel, operating, the NPWR data system, and management of the Governor’s Workforce Development Board.

OWINN BUDGET

  • Competitive Federal Grants,
    $20,783,295.92 – 75%
    75
  • AG’s TMobile Settlement Funds*
    (Pending IFC Approval),
    $4,466,662.00 – 16%
    16
  • GOWINN Operating,
    $801,549.68 – 3%
    3
  • WIOA (Special Projects),
    $734,122.20 – 3%
    3
  • NPWR,
    $966,606.00 – 3%
    3

COMPETITIVE FEDERAL GRANTS

  • Project SANDI,
    $13,818,299 – 67%
    67
  • ANAA,
    $3,999,997 – 19%
    19
  • H-1B,
    $2,500,000 – 12%
    12
  • SAE-2020,
    $450,000 – 2%
    2
  • National Skills Coalition,
    $15,000 – 1%
    1

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