Adult Education_National Leadership Activities
To support applied research, development, demonstration, dissemination, evaluation, and related activities that contribute to the improvement of adult education and literacy activities nationally.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants); Direct Payments for Specified Use; Project Grants; Project Grants (Contracts)
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Section 243, 20 USC 9253.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Postsecondary education institutions, public or private agencies or organizations, or consortia of these institutions, agencies, or organizations are eligible.
Basic education and literacy programs for adults seeking to obtain an education at the primary or secondary levels will benefit through national evaluation, research, leadership, and/or technical assistance efforts.
Legal signature by a designated official on the application or proposal. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. Costs will also be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit institutions. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed when applying for a competitive grant. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications must be prepared and submitted to the Department of Education in accordance with program announcements and established deadlines which are published in the Federal Register.
Proposals or applications are reviewed in accordance with regulations for the Adult Education Act. After negotiation, a notification for award is sent to the successful recipient.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
How are proposals selected?
Contact the program office for additional information.
How may assistance be used?
To support activities to enhance the quality of adult education and literacy activities nationwide. For assistance call the Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on 202-708-7770.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Financial status and performance reports required by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 75.720. Specific reporting requirements are contained in the award document. Subject to the terms of the award document, cash reports, progress reports, expenditure reports and performance monitoring may or may not be applicable. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. No expenditure reports are required. Contact program office.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, grantees must maintain records for three years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding will usually cover a 12-18 month period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Christopher Coro, Department of Education, OVAE Division of Adult Education and Literacy 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 245-7717
(Project Grants (Contracts)) FY 14 $13,712,000; FY 15 est $13,712,000; and FY 16 est $19,712,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
To be determined.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations are found in 34 CFR 460 and 34 CFR 75.730-75.734. EDGAR
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available