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Title 34Subtitle BChapter IVPart 463 → Subpart A


Title 34: Education
PART 463—ADULT EDUCATION AND FAMILY LITERACY ACT


Subpart A—Adult Education General Provisions


Contents
§463.1   What is the purpose of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act?
§463.2   What regulations apply to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act programs?
§463.3   What definitions apply to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act programs?

§463.1   What is the purpose of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act?

The purpose of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) is to create a partnership among the Federal Government, States, and localities to provide, on a voluntary basis, adult education and literacy activities, in order to—

(a) Assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency;

(b) Assist adults who are parents or family members to obtain the education and skills that—

(1) Are necessary to becoming full partners in the educational development of their children; and

(2) Lead to sustainable improvements in the economic opportunities for their family;

(c) Assist adults in attaining a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent and in the transition to postsecondary education and training, through career pathways; and

(d) Assist immigrants and other individuals who are English language learners in—

(1) Improving their—

(i) Reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills in English; and

(ii) Mathematics skills; and

(2) Acquiring an understanding of the American system of Government, individual freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship.

(Authority: 29 U.S.C. 3271)

§463.2   What regulations apply to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act programs?

The following regulations apply to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act programs:

(a) The following Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR):

(1) 34 CFR part 75 (Direct Grant Programs), except that 34 CFR 75.720(b), regarding the frequency of certain reports, does not apply.

(2) 34 CFR part 76 (State-Administered Programs), except that 34 CFR 76.101 (The general State application) does not apply.

(3) 34 CFR part 77 (Definitions that Apply to Department Regulations).

(4) 34 CFR part 79 (Intergovernmental Review of Department of Education Programs and Activities).

(5) 34 CFR part 81 (General Education Provisions Act—Enforcement).

(6) 34 CFR part 82 (New Restrictions on Lobbying).

(7) 34 CFR part 86 (Drug and Alcohol Prevention).

(8) 2 CFR part 200 (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards), as adopted at 2 CFR part 3474.

(b) The regulations in 34 CFR part 462.

(c) The regulations in 34 CFR part 463.

§463.3   What definitions apply to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act programs?

Definitions in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The following terms are defined in Sections 3, 134, 203, and 225 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3102, 3174, 3272, and 3305):

Adult Education

Adult Education and Literacy Activities

Basic Skills Deficient

Career Pathway

Core Program

Core Program Provision

Correctional Institution

Criminal Offender

Customized Training

Eligible Agency

Eligible Individual

Eligible Provider

English Language Acquisition Program

English Language Learner

Essential Components of Reading

Family Literacy Activities

Governor

Individual with a Barrier to Employment

Individual with a Disability

Institution of Higher Education

Integrated Education and Training

Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education

Literacy

Local Educational Agency

On-the-Job Training

Outlying Area

Postsecondary Educational Institution

State

Training Services

Workplace Adult Education and Literacy Activities

Workforce Preparation Activities

Definitions in EDGAR. The following terms are defined in 34 CFR 77.1:

Applicant

Application

Award

Budget

Budget Period

Contract

Department

ED

EDGAR

Fiscal Year

Grant

Grantee

Nonprofit

Private

Project

Project Period

Public

Secretary

Subgrant

Subgrantee

Other Definitions. The following definitions also apply:

Act means the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Public Law 113-128.

Concurrent enrollment or co-enrollment refers to enrollment by an eligible individual in two or more of the six core programs administered under the Act.

Digital literacy means the skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information.

Peer tutoring means an instructional model that utilizes one institutionalized individual to assist in providing or enhancing learning opportunities for other institutionalized individuals. A peer tutoring program must be structured and overseen by educators who assist with training and supervising tutors, setting educational goals, establishing an individualized plan of instruction, and monitoring progress.

Re-entry and post-release services means services provided to a formerly incarcerated individual upon or shortly after release from a correctional institution that are designed to promote successful adjustment to the community and prevent recidivism. Examples include education, employment services, substance abuse treatment, housing support, mental and physical health care, and family reunification services.

Title means title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Public Law 113-128.

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