- Program-specific Requirements for Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Activities under Title I-B
The Unified or Combined State Plan must include the following with respect to activities carried out under subtitle B—
b. 4. Describe how the State will implement and monitor the priority for public assistance recipients, other low-income individuals, and individuals who are basic skills deficient in accordance with the requirements of WIOA sec. 134(c)(3)(E), which applies to individualized career services and training services funded by the Adult Formula program
The Idaho policy for adult program eligibility and priority is located here: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/wioa1/policies/Adult-Eligibility-Priority.pdf. The excerpt for adult priority of service for individualized career and training services follows:
- Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority service for all Department of Labor-funded training programs, including WIOA programs.
- Individuals receiving public assistance, other low-income adults, and individuals who are basic skills deficient have statutory priority service for individualized career and training services under the Adult program.
Order for Priority of Service for Individualized Career Services and Training Services
- Veterans and eligible spouses who are recipients of public assistance, low income or basic skills deficient.
- Other individuals who are recipients of public assistance, low income or basic skills deficient.
- Veterans and eligible spouses who are not recipients of public assistance, low income or basic skills deficient.
- Other individuals who are not recipients of public assistance, low income or basic skills deficient, but have a potential barrier to employment as defined by WIOA:
- Displaced Homemakers
- English Language Learners, Low Levels of Literacy, Cultural Barriers
- Exhausting TANF within 2 years
- Homeless individuals/runaway youth
- Long-term unemployed
- Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
- Persons with Disabilities (including youth)
- Single Parents (Including single pregnant women)
- Youth in foster care or aged out of system
- Individuals within an under-represented demographic, such as sex, race, or ethnicity;
5. Other individuals within these recognized groups:
- Individuals within an under-represented demographic, such as sex, race, or ethnicity.
- Individuals referred by other one-stop partner programs.
- Individuals residing in rural counties.
6. Any other eligible individual determined to be appropriate for services or training to obtain or retain employment.
Low Income Eligibility:
Idaho uses 70% Lower Level Standard Income Level to determine eligibility for low-income WIOA participants under WIOA §(3)(35)(ii).
Monitoring Adult Program Priority
The administrative entity collects quarterly continuous improvement reports (CIR) on WIOA Title IB enrollments. The following table from the CIR report serves as a proxy for adult program priority.
|ALL FIELDS ARE CUMULATIVE FOR CURRENT PY||1st Quarter||2nd Quarter||3rd Quarter||4th Quarter|
|1. TOTAL PARTICIPANTS|
|1.a. # Low income|
|1.b. # Low Levels of Literacy (Basic skills deficient)|
|2. TOTAL PARTICIPANTS IN TRAINING|
|2. a. # In work-based training|
|2. b # attain credential|
|3. TOTAL COMPLETED ALL SERVICES|
|3. a. EMPLOYED AT EXIT|