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Grant Opportunity

The Iowa Department of Education will be requesting proposals for a three-year federal grand opportunity to provide services to develop, implement, and improve adult education and literacy services in Iowa.  These grant funded awards include 1) Adult Education and Literacy, English as a second Language and High School Equivalency Diploma Programs (WIOA sec. 231), 2) Corrections, Prison/Institutionalized Adult Education and Literacy (WIOA sec. 225); and 3) Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (WIOA sec. 243). 

Grant applications will be available on the IowaGrants website.   Completed applications must be returned electronically on IowaGrants.gov by 5:p.m. on May 1, 2017 to be eligible for 2017 - 2020 funding.  Award announcements will be made in June with a start date of July 1, 2017.  Questions should be directed to Alex Harris, State Director, Adult Education and Literacy.

A Technical Assistance Bidder’s Conference will be held March 28, 2017, at the Jessie Parker Building, Grant Room, located at 510 East 12th Street, Des Moines, Iowa and will be made available via a webinar for those unable to attend in person.

  • 9:00 a.m. to Noon – Adult Education and Literacy, English as a Second Language and High School Equivalency Diploma programs (WIOA sec. 231) and Corrections, Prison/Institutionalized Adult Education and Literacy (WIOA sec. 225).
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. -- Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (WIOA sec. 243)

At this Bidder’s Conference, we will discuss guidelines and support in applying for these grants, address questions, and provide potential recommendations.  The Bidder’s Conference is not required but is open to any entity that may be interested in knowing more and those wanting to provide feedback.  Register for the Bidder's Conference

 

Laws

Iowa Administrative Rules - Chapter 23 Adult Education and Literacy Programs

U.S. Department of Education Adult Education and Family Literacy

The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1999

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

 

Policy and Standards

Instructor Standards
Iowa's 2014 Assessment Policy Approval Letter

State Plan

2016 State Transition Plan

2015 State Plan

2014 State Plan Extension

2013 State Plan Extension

Reports

Adult Education and Literacy Annual Report for Program Year 2015

 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Resources

The final and approved Iowa Unified State Plan has been posted to the Iowa Workforce Development website

Program specific information on the adult education and literacy is included in the final core program document

For final law and regulations refer to the following websites:
U.S. Department of Education - WIOA Information
U.S. Department of Labor - WIOA Information

 

WIOA Wednesday Webinars

Recently, the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy team has been presenting a series of webinars.  Below you will find the recordings and slides used for each of these webinars:

Webinar #1 - Integrated Education and Training
September 14, 2016
Recording
Slides

Webinar #2 - Adult Education and Literacy Activities
September 21, 2016
Recording
Slides

Webinar #3 - Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education
September 28, 2016
Recording
Slides

Webinar #4 - Corrections Education
October 12, 2016
Recording
Slides

Webinar #5 - Assessing Quality
October 26, 2016
Recording
Slides

Webinar #6 - Content Standards
November 10, 2016
Recording
Slides

Webinar #7 - Measurable Skill Gains
November 16, 2016
Recording
Slides

Webinar #8 - Career Pathways
November 23, 2016
Recording
Slides
Career Pathway Template
 

Additional PowerPoints were added in 2014-15 covering key points in the implementation of WIOA at the local level for adult education programs:

Unpacking - Part I
Planning for New AEFLA Activities
Unpacking - Part II

Planning for the AEFLA Activities
Unpacking - Part III
WIOA Readiness Assessment Tool A

Video recordings from the OCTAE were produced to help educate staff on various aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA):

Session 1: WIOA Overview
Session 2: Overview of Title II
Session 3: Performance Accountability Provisions
Session 4: Title I State Boards and Unified Plans

 

 

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 26, 2017 at 4:37am.