Per Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 3-15, Section 134(c)(3)(E) of the Worforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), with respect to funds allocated to a local area for Adult employment and training activities, priority must be given to recipients of public assistance, other low income individuals, and individuals who are basic skills deficient for receipt of Individualized Career Services and Training Services.

Furthermore, per TEGL 3-15 Veterans and eligible spouses continue to receive priority of service for all DOL-funded job training programs, which include WIOA programs. However, as described in TEGL 10-09, when programs are statutorily required to provide priority for a particular group of individuals, such as the WIOA priority described above, priority must be provided to the below, and LWDA12 will provide appointments accordingly within the timeframes described:

1. Veterans and eligible spouses who are also recipients of public assistance, low income or basic skill deficient will receive priority status - the first available appointment, but no longer than three (3) working days.

2. Non-Veterans who are recipients of public assistance, low income or basic skill deficient will receive priority status - the first available appointment, but no longer than four (4) working days.

3. Veterans and eligible spouses who are not also recipients of public assistance, low income or basic skill deficient will receive priority status - the first available appointment, but no longer than five (5) working days.

4. Non-covered persons outside the groups given priority under WIOA will be scheduled at the first available appointment, subject to currently scheduled PRIORITY appointments.