Pay for Performance (PFP) is a type of performance-based contract allowed under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). PFP presents an opportunity to only pay for outcomes achieved rather than for services that may or may not result in positive outcomes. This resource page provides basic information and real-world examples about Pay for Performance contracts.

Pay for Performance Desk Reference provides an overview including the six steps to initiate a Pay for Performance contract.

Pay for Performance FAQs offers an in-depth synopsis through frequently asked questions related to PFP funding, eligible individuals, service providers and allowable services, performance and evaluation requirements, required documents and reports, and concludes with links to statutory, regulatory and guidance citations.

Pay for Performance Webcast delves deeper into local and state roles, and the six implementation requisites:

  • Feasibility study
  • Funding determination
  • Contract development
  • Contract delivery
  • Validation
  • Payment

Distinctive Resource are the Voices of Experience wherein two local area spokespersons share their experiences implementing Pay for Performance contracts.

Seema Jain, Deputy Executive Director Virginia Career Works – Northern shares their story focused on reaching and improving employment and education outcomes for foster care and justice-involved individuals in Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun County, Virginia.

Andrew Picard, Chief Programs Officer at San Diego Workforce Partnership explains the benefits they realized from Pay for Performance contracts serving justice involved youth.