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.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Miami-dade, County Of $ 400,862   2015-09-252020-12-31
Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, Department Of Corrections $ 976,302   2015-09-252019-09-26
Utec, Inc. $ 1,082,461   2015-09-252018-09-26
Barton County Community College $ 1,222,645   2015-09-252018-09-26
Western Technical College $ 1,199,667   2015-09-252018-09-26
Essex County College $ 1,235,483   2015-09-252018-09-26
Lorain County Community College District $ 1,041,367   2015-09-252018-09-26
Lancaster-lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 $ 1,250,000   2015-09-252018-09-26
Washburn University Of Topeka $ 817,767   2015-09-252018-09-26
Kent State University $ 1,676,324   2011-10-012017-02-28

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Postsecondary education institutions, public or private agencies or organizations, or consortia of these institutions, agencies, or organizations are eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

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.


Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Section 243, 20 USC 9253.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants (Contracts)) FY 16 $13,712,000; FY 17 est $13,712,000; and FY 18 est $13,686,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For Fiscal Year 2016: Range: $200,000 - $2,800,000; Average: $950,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations are found in 34 CFR 460 and 34 CFR 75.730-75.734. EDGAR

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Christopher Coro, Department of Education, OVAE Division of Adult Education and Literacy 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 245-7717

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Contact the program office for additional information.

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