Grants and 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 Office is the designated state agency responsible for the allocation of federal and state funds under this Act. The College and Career Readiness Unit, under the NCCCS Programs and Student Services Division, provides leadership, oversight, professional development, technical assistance, and monitors and evaluates programs funded through WIOA-AEFLA grants.
WIOA Title II Compliance
Recipients of federal grants either directly or through a pass- through agency, must meet specific compliance measures as conditions of the federal award. WIOA Title II adult education and literacy funds in North Carolina are administered through the 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 compliance.
Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act
- January 22-31, 2018
- February 1-2, 2018
- Additional Questions
- Final Questions
- Clarification and Additional Information on Considerations 3 and 9
- Clarification and Additional Information, Part II
The guidance documents listed below provide the policies and procedures required by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Office of Adult Education. It is recommended that all employees carefully review the documents to ensure that all processes are followed.
As part of our federal compliance process, we are required to conduct a Risk Assessment on each provider before grant funds can be awarded. The purpose of this assessment is to furnish the NCCCS state staff with information that will help in monitoring potential risk factors associated with grants awarded to providers. A risk assessment for eligible subgrantees will be performed by the North Carolina Community College System Office on an annual basis prior to grant award disbursements.
The Cost Allowability document serves as a reference for providers that wish to purchase items using Federal grant award funds. The document addresses 55 items of allowability when using Federal grant award dollars to make expenditures.
Time and Effort
The Time and Effort document provides guidance about the employees that should complete and submit reports to the North Carolina Community College System Office. If Federal grant awards and/or matching funds are utilized to support salaries either in full or partially, time and effort reports must be compiled and reported.
The budget documents must include all cost associated with providing literacy services to adult learners under the Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). Please note, the budget may include both the federal and non-federal share.
Please review the documents listed below, as many will be submitted to the NCCCS System Office. Forms will be updated regularly, to ensure that providers have access to current information.
The presentations and recordings listed are artifacts of webinars held during the program year. The presentations and recordings listed below should be used as a reference when completing required documentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
The FAQs are intended to provide accurate information about topics discussed during presentations and webinars. FAQ documents will be updated regularly, to ensure that providers are receiving updated information.
- Bidders' Conference - January 26, 2018
- NC College and Career Readiness Providers' Guide
- NC College and Career Readiness Assessment Manual
- AEFLA Title II and Workforce Development Boards
- State of North Carolina Unified Plan
- NCCS 2-34 Budget Approval Form Example
- Alternate Table of Contents for 2018-21 Application
- Resources for IEL/CE