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Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act provides supplemental funds for Adult Basic Education (ABE), high school subjects, English as a Second Language (ESL), citizenship, and English Literacy and Civics Education (EL Civics), thereby enabling adults to become employable, productive, and responsible citizens, workers, and family members.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Public or private corporations, agencies, education organizations, or associations may submit applications. Applicants must be legelly constituted and qualified to do business in California. The California Department of Education reserves the right to evaluate new successful applicants through a site visit.
Other Eligibility Considerations Eligible applicants include the following: a local educational agency; a nonprofit community-based 501(c)(3) organization of demonstrated effectiveness; a volunteer literacy organization of demonstrated effectiveness; an institution of higher education; a public or private nonprofit agency; a library, a public housing authority; State agencies that operate institutions, such as the California Department of Developmental Services and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; a nonprofit institution that is not described in any of these subparagraphs and has the ability to provide literacy services to adults and families; and a consortium of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries, or authorities described above.
Eligible Grade Level(s) Adult
Eligible Age Level(s) Adult


Legal Authority Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act sections 225/231/EL Civics, Public Law 109-149; Budget Item 6110-156-0890
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 8290 / 3905, 3926, 3940, 3913
Total Available $85,000,000
Recipient Amount See Allocation Formula
Match Requirement Yes
Allocation Formula Variable pay-for-performance reimbursable grant. Approved new agencies must satisfy all performance requirements, and in so doing, generate payment points to receive future funding. Actual funding amount dependent on number in applicant pool. Successful continuing applicants will be awarded funds based upon past payment points earned. New applicants will be awarded funds based on Adult Education Office audited proof of projected performance.

Important Dates

Date Application Available November 19, 2013
Due Date January 28, 2014
Expected Notification Date July 1, 2014

Additional Information

Application WIA 2014-15 RFA []
Background Federal Grants Administration []
Fiscal Federal Grants Administration []
Funding ResultsFunding Results []
Other Unavailable


Program Clifford Moss, 916-327-6378,
Fiscal Janet Morrison, 916-323-6045,
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-445-2652 (phone), 916-327-5868 (fax)
Last Modified: August 20, 2014

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