The federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funds, authorized by the Workforce Investment Act, are allocated in accordance with the Coordinated Education Plan which is updated annually and submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. Eligible agencies include school districts, boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES), postsecondary institutions, public libraries, and other not-for-profit agencies. This Act provides adult education and family literacy services to:
Assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency.
Assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children.
Assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education.
Assist immigrants and other limited English proficient populations to receive English literacy and civics education instruction.
WIOA Title II funds support Adult Basic Education and Literacy Services including Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE) and/or English Language Acquisition (ELA) programs and Integrated Education and Training. Funding is allocated to local workforce development board areas (LWDB) based on the area’s percentage of the State’s adult populations who are under-educated and lack a high school diploma or equivalency and the area’s percentage of the State’s adult population who speak English “less than very well”, and populations reported as in poverty according to the U.S. Census’ 2010 American Community Survey.
Federal Statute: Workforce Investment Act, Public Law 105-220, Title II
Federal Regulation: 20 CFR Part 652 and Parts 660-671