The Larimer Area Local Plan is available for public comment.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the creation of comprehensive regional and local workforce development plans outlining the workforce development strategy for the area.  

The Larimer Area Local Plan was drafted in consultation with the Workforce Development Board and our core WIOA partners.  WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.  The  annual plan serves as the main planning document for WIOA funded programs operated by Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development.

Planning Period

The multi-year plan is for July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023 and is updated annually.  Updates to the plan are highlighted in yellow. 

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD) hereby gives notice that LCEWD is accepting public comment on the proposed WIOA Local Area Plan until 3:00 p.m. on May 16, 2022.  

Larimer Area Local Plan for program year 2020 - 2023 updated for program year 2022

The proposed plan may be accessed from the link above.  Hard copies of the plan are available Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m.  - 5:00 p.m. at 200 West Oak Street, Suite 5000, Fort Collins, Colorado.

All written comments submitted will be considered for inclusion.  Comments must be received no later than 3:00 pm on Monday, May 16, 2022.  However, the submission of written comments as soon as possible is encouraged.  

There are three ways to submit comments.

  1. Attend a public comment meeting via Zoom on May 12, 2022.  Join anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  2. Email comments to
  3. Mail comments via U.S. Mail

Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development
Attention: Cheryl DeGrave
PO Box 2367
Fort Collins, CO 80522

Please note that content of the Larimer Area Local Plan for program year 2021-2022 may be modified due to the ramifications of COVID-19 and/or unanticipated funding changes.

The Regional Plan is available for public comment.

In addition to the Larimer Area Local Plan, Larimer County is a member of the Colorado Central Planning Region (CCPR).   The purpose of a planning region is to provide an opportunity for local areas to collaborate on a more formal basis within the larger regional economy.   The CCPR includes the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson and Larimer.

Colorado Central Planning Regional Plan

To comment on the Colorado Central Planning Region's Regional Plan for Execution of Workforce Development Activities please utilize any of the options detailed above.  

You may submit comments on the regional plan through 3:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2022 via any of the methods listed above.