Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Management Bulletin AEFLA 2013-01

This Management Bulletin provides guidance regarding the federal Supplement Not Supplant rule to adult education programs receiving Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant funds.

Coordinated Student Support and Adult Education Division

Subject: Federal Supplement Not Supplant Rule and Policy to Monitor Compliance

Number: AEFLA-01-2013

Authority: Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) 34 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 80.40 and CFR 80.42(b)(4)
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) Section 241(a)
California Education Code (EC) sections 41020 and 35254

Attention: District Superintendents and Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Grantees


Purpose

This Management Bulletin provides guidance regarding the federal Supplement Not Supplant rule to adult education programs receiving Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant funds.

Background

Section 241(a) of the AEFLA requires that federal funds be made available for adult education and literacy activities under this subtitle shall supplement and not supplant other state or local public funds expended for adult education and literacy activities.

Federal Grant Requirements

As specified in EDGAR 34 CFR Section 80.42(b)(4), agencies receiving federal funds must retain auditable programmatic and fiscal records for a minimum of three years after the submission of the last expenditure report for the period (usually June 30 of each year). The programmatic and fiscal records must clearly demonstrate the supplementary nature of the funds and activities.

California Statutory Requirement

EC Section 41020

Supplement Not Supplant

Adult education AEFLA grantees are reminded that state and local funds used for adult education and literacy activities cannot be replaced with federal funds. This includes, but is not limited to, paying for services, staff, programs, or materials.

AEFLA grantees are required to demonstrate that supplanting is not taking place.

Monitoring of Subgrantees

EDGAR 34 CFR 80.40 requires the state (grantee) to ensure that agencies (subgrantees) are using federal funds for authorized activities in compliance with the laws, regulations, and provisions of contracts or grant agreements and that performance goals are achieved.

Monitoring to ensure compliance with the Supplement Not Supplant rule can include site visits, desk monitoring, and onsite review of records and reports. In an effort to provide guidance as part of the monitoring process, the state will:

  • Periodically compare actual expenditure reports with individual agency budget

  • Ensure that actual expenses are reasonable, allocable, allowable, and consistently charged

  • Require agencies to correct mischarges within 45 days of expenditure report

  • Ensure that prior approvals are obtained when required

If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact your assigned Regional Consultant in the Adult Education Office, Coordinated Student Support and Adult Education Division, by phone at 916-322-2175.

Questions:   Adult Education Office |adulteducation @cde.ca.gov | 916-322-2175
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Recently Posted in Adult Education
  • Funding Results (added 29-Aug-2019)
    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II
  • Coalition Data and Document Submission (added 28-Aug-2019)
    Provides additional guidance as part of the California Department of Education Adult Education Office for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) for Fiscal Year 2019-20.
  • Program and Accountability Requirements (added 28-Aug-2019)
    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant recipients must adhere to the following requirements.
  • Data Collection and Accountability Requirements (added 28-Aug-2019)
    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant recipients must complete the following requirements and submit the required documentation by the deadlines listed below.
  • Due Dates for Data and Document Submission 2019–20 (added 28-Aug-2019)
    Schedule of due dates and submittal activities required for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant.

  • WIOA Supplement Not Supplant FAQ's (added 14-Aug-2019)
    Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Supplement Not Supplant provision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act.
  • Management Bulletin 2018-02 (added 14-Aug-2019)
    Provides guidance, information, and directions about retention of records for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grantees.
  • Management Bulletin AEFLA 2018-01 (added 14-Aug-2019)
    Provides guidance regarding program fees to workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grantees.
  • Management Bulleting 17-01 (added 14-Aug-2019)
    Provides guidance regarding program fees to Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grantees.
  • Management Bulletin AEFLA 2013-01 (added 14-Aug-2019)
    This Management Bulletin provides guidance regarding the federal Supplement Not Supplant rule to adult education programs receiving Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grant funds.