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Governance & Accountability

Information and resources to help adult education and literacy providers maintain compliance with federal and state law.

Compliance Monitoring
Federal and state laws require the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grantees to ensure they meet state and federal requirements. Grantees are responsible for maintaining compliance of all programs funded by the CDE.  Fiscal and legal reviews and monitoring site visits may be conducted at any time.  Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) takes place through an onsite and online review process.  At the end of each review, the CDE completes a Notification of Findings, which serves as the official report of the review.

Course Approval System External link opens in new window or tab. (login required)
The online course approval process for Adult Education agencies, list of approved courses and sample course outlines. For courses and programs offered by agencies, consult the school directory.

Accountability Requirements

Professional Development Plan California Adult Education Online Application and Reporting External link opens in new window or tab. (login required)

Technology and Distance Learning Plan California Adult Education Online Application and Reporting External link opens in new window or tab. (login required)

Memorandum of Understanding with the Local Workforce Development Board External link opens in new window or tab.
WIOA, Title II: AEFLA grantees must enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Local Workforce Development Board relating to the operation of the one-stop delivery system in the area. The grantees must also contribute, from federal funds that are reserved for local administration, a proportionate share of local infrastructure costs based on the proportionate use of the one-stop center and the relative benefit received by the grant. (34 CFR 361.505 and 34 CFR 361.720)

Management Bulletins

Management bulletins are periodically issued to provide legal and regulatory information to adult education and literacy providers, contractors, and other interested parties.

Bulletin AEFLA 18-02
Provides guidance, information and directions about retention of records for WIOA, Title II; AEFLA grantees.

Bulletin AEFLA 18-01
Provides guidance regarding program fees for WIOA, Title II: AEFLA grantees.

Bulletin AEFLA 17-01 Data Privacy Guidelines and Procedures
Provides guidance regarding the collection of social security numbers and obtaining written consent to share information for WIOA implementation while protecting and safeguarding personal information contained in education records for WIOA, Title II: AEFLA grant recipients.

Voluntary Authorization to Share Personally Identifiable Information and Records Form (DOCX)
Voluntary Authorization to Share Personally Identifiable Information and Records Form - Translations
Data Privacy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Bulletin AEFLA 13-01
Federal Supplement Not Supplant Rule and Policy to Monitor Compliance.

WIOA Supplement Not Supplant FAQ's
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Supplement not Supplant provision of the WIOA, Title II: AEFLA.

Bulletin 06-04: Special Education Students and Adult Education
Clarifies the circumstances under which special education students may be served in adult education programs and how to best meet the needs of special education students within the context of adult education.

Questions:   Adult Education Office | adulteducation@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-2175
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 5, 2021
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