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Adult Ed and Family Literacy Grant Online Reviews

The federal Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) , enacted as Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), provides federal funding to supplement adult education programs in both public and private non-profit institutions.

General Information

Federal and state laws require the Adult Education Office at the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor the implementation of adult literacy programs operated by local educational agencies (LEAs), community colleges, and non-LEAs. AEFLA providers are responsible for creating and maintaining adult literacy programs and are monitored to ensure that they meet fiscal and program requirements of federal programs as well as mandated areas of state responsibility and funding.

Non-LEAs include nonprofit and for-profit agencies, city and county government, community-based organizations (including faith-based organizations, private entities, private schools, and consortia of two or more of the above agencies), organizations, or entities that receive Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title II funding. As with any federal education program administered through a state, the CDE and the State Board of Education are responsible for ensuring that AELFA funds are awarded to AEFLA providers in accordance with the statutory requirements. Fulfilling this responsibility includes designing an LEA application, carrying out the application review process, and monitoring implementation.

The CDE is also required to ensure that AEFLA funds supplement, not supplant, existing services and that funds are not used to supplant state or local non-federal funds.

During the 2013–14 program year the CDE staff will conduct an online verification of reported non-federal expenditures for the fiscal period beginning 2008-09 through 2011–12. Each AEFLA provider will be required to upload evidence of compliance with grant requirements in the California Accountability and Improvement System (CAIS). Documents that have been uploaded in the CAIS will be reviewed by CDE staff to verify non-federal expenditures reported in the spring of 2013.


Selection Criteria

The criteria used to select AEFLA providers for monitoring is based on the aggregate total of reported non-federal expenditures for the requested reporting period from 2008–09 through 2011–12 with programs reporting non-federal expenditures over $20 million being selected for review.

AEFLA providers Selected for Reviews

2013-14 AEFLA providers Selected for Online Reviews

Review Schedules

The Review Schedules include detailed information regarding monitoring reviews. These schedules are organized by region and list the AEFLA provider name, agency contact , review dates and sites selected for review. For the most current information, visit the California Accountability and Improvement System External link opens in new window or tab..

2013–14 Schedule for AEFLA grant Review (Coming Soon)

Program Instrument

2013–14 AEFLA program instrument (Coming Soon)
The program instrument is the basis by which the CDE will verify reported nonfederal expenditures submitted by local programs for the requested reporting period.

California Accountability and Improvement System (CAIS)

CAIS External link opens in new window or tab. is a Web-based system which allows the monitoring of local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure they meet fiscal and program requirements of federal categorical programs and state funding they receive.


Announcement of Reviews

2013-14 Notification Letter to all AEFLA providers about Online Monitoring Review (Dated 30-Sept-2013)
30-September-2013: Letter to notify all AEFLA providing information about online monitoring review in 2013–14 fiscal year.

2013–14 Notification of Letter to 13 selected AEFLA providers for Online Monitoring Review (Dated 30-Oct-2013)
30-October-2013: Letter to all AEFLA providers regarding the AEFLA program monitoring for an on-site monitoring review in 2013–14 fiscal year.


Adult Education Office
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