WIOA Title II Compliance

WIOA Title II Grants and Compliance

Compliance

On July 22, 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act-Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (WIOA-AEFLA) was signed into law. The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Office is the designated state agency responsible for the allocation of Federal and State funds under this Act. The College and Career Readiness (CCR) Unit, under the NCCCS Programs and Student Services Division, provides leadership, oversight, professional development, technical assistance, monitors and evaluates programs funded through WIOA-AEFLA grants.

On January 27, 2021, the North Carolina Office of Adult Education opened a multiyear grants competition to eligible providers as required by WIOA Title II, § 463.20. Grant funds made available under section 222 (a)(1) of the Act, to NCCCS, require a competitive grant process to award funds to eligible providers to enable them to develop, implement, and improve adult education and literacy activities within the state of North Carolina. In conducting the competitive grant process, the System Office ensures that all eligible providers have direct and equitable access to apply and compete for grants or contracts. Grant applications that successfully meet the competitive criteria will be recommended to the State Board of Community Colleges for funding beginning July 1, 2021.

A subrecipient of the funds must be an eligible institution that has demonstrated effectiveness in providing adult education and literacy activities that may include: a local education agency; a community-based organization or education agency; a volunteer literacy organization; an institution of higher education; a public or private nonprofit agency; a library; a public housing authority; a nonprofit organization that is not described previously and has the ability to provide literacy services to eligible individuals; a consortium or coalition of agencies, organizations, institutions libraries, or authorities described previously; a partnership between an employer and an entity described above. All funded providers are expected to meet or exceed the State negotiated target for measurable skill gains. An eligible applicant must have demonstrated effectiveness as required for each Title II grant (231 AEFLA, 225 Corrections, 243 IELCE). The funding authority for these grants is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. As required by WIOA Title II, section 463.20, the North Carolina Office of Adult Education opened a multi-year grant competition. Grant funds made available under section 222 (a)(1) of the Act, to NCCCS, requires a competitive grant process to award funds to eligible providers to enable them to develop, implement, and improve adult education and literacy activities.

Recipients of Federal grants either directly or through a pass- through agency, must meet specific compliance measures as conditions of the grant award. WIOA, Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funds in North Carolina are administered through the North Carolina Community College System Office, which is responsible for compliance, guidance, and monitoring. The term “compliance measures” includes, but is not limited to, the application process, financial management, time and effort reporting, cost allowability, program oversight, and audit resolution.

This page includes guidance documents, training aides, and reporting forms for the various elements of Title II, AEFLA compliance.

WIOA Title II Grants & Compliance

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