In Washington State, the Self-Sufficiency Calculator is an online tool created by the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County to support career planning with customers and to track progress toward economic self-sufficiency.
The Financial Literacy Independence Program (FLIP) utilized the Standard to teach young women the actual cost of living in New York City and what is needed to become economically self-sufficient.
In Connecticut, the Self-Sufficiency Standard has been adopted at the state level since 1998. It has been used in planning state-supported job training, placement and employment retention programs, and has been distributed to all state agencies that counsel individuals seeking education, training, or employment.
The Missouri Women’s Council of the Department of Economic Development used the Standard to begin a program for low-income women that promotes nontraditional career development, leading to jobs paying Self-Sufficiency Wages.
The NYS Department of Labor utilizes the Standard to aid in the implementation of workforce training programs. They seek to provide accurate labor market information about self-sufficiency rates and help place women in fairly compensated careers.
PathWays PA developed The Pennsylvania Online Training and Benefits Eligibility Tool, an interactive career-counseling tool, to help counselors and clients test the extent to which various wages can meet a family’s self-sufficiency needs, as well as what potential training programs at their current wage.
The Denver County Office of Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development used the Self-Sufficiency Standard and the Colorado Economic Self-Sufficiency Standard Calculator to inform participants about their career choices.