Reviewed and/or Updated on: February 10, 2017

Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Act

The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) received US Department of Education approval to create an extension process for current Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grants for one (1) additional year.  This email provides guidance regarding the process to grantees in the four (4) AEFLA categories: 1) Comprehensive Grants, 2) Institutionalized Individuals, 3) Outreach and 4) Civics.  All current WIOA Title II grantees who submit the required documents and receive WTCS approval will have their current grants extended for the FY 2017-18 grant year ending on June 30, 2018.  All grantees must update their current grant applications(s) to reflect changes (as indicated below) and submit required grant extension materials to grants@wtcsystem.edu by 4:00 pm on February 28, 2017

Webinar:
An explanatory webinar was held on January 30, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. A recorded version of the webinar can be found here: AEFLA Grant Extension Webinar 1.30.17.  As you have questions about this extension application, please email them to peggy.meyers@wtcsystem.edu. The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Team will address your questions.

Submission Requirements:
In order to be eligible for this FY 2017-18 extension, current WIOA Title II grantees will need to review the documents and submit required grant extension materials to grants@wtcsystem.edu by 4:00 pm on February 28, 2017.

Funds under this category are available for the following purposes:
  • Adult Basic Education Comprehensive Programs

Supports comprehensive adult basic educational programs that enable adults to acquire basic skills necessary to function in society, continue their education to at least the level of completion of secondary school, and secure training that will enable them to become more employable, productive and responsible citizens. Comprehensive Program grants are intended to support a primary provider of a "full service" adult basic education program within a geographic area that equates to a technical college district. 
 
  • Adult Basic Education Outreach Programs

Supports basic education outreach programs that enable adults to acquire basic skills necessary to function in society, continue their education to at least the level of completion of secondary school, and secure training that will enable them to become more employable, productive and responsible citizens. Outreach Program grants are intended to support providers of basic education programs that serve specific geographic areas or specific populations within a technical college district.

 
  • Institutionalized Individuals

Provides educational programs for inmates in correctional institutions. The programs may include adult basic education with special emphasis on reading, writing, science, social science, study skills and mathematics; secondary school credit instruction; and English Language Learning programs.
 
  • Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education

Supports implementation of an experienced-based civics literacy course for immigrants and individuals with limited English proficiency that includes activities that take students out of the classroom and into the community.
 
  • State Leadership Funding

Supports professional development, curriculum development, and other activities of statewide significance that promote the purpose of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.