Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (WIOA - AEFLA)

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act - Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (WIOA - AEFLA)

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.

 

Guidance Documents

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.

 

Risk Assessment

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.

Risk Assessment policy

 

Cost Allowability

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.

Cost Allowability

 

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.

Monthly Reporting Policy

Semi-annual Reporting Policy

 

Budgets

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.

Budget package

 

Title II AEFLA Application (Available early 2018) 

 

Forms

 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.

Monthly Time and Effort

 Semi-Annual Time and Effort

Presentations

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.

 Time and Effort Recording    Time and Effort PowerPoint      

 Budget Recording                Budget PowerPoint

 

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.

Time and Effort

 

Resources

 

 

Continuation of WIOA Funding for Adult Education and Literacy Activities