Laws, Policies and State Plan
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Iowa Administrative Rules - Chapter 23 Adult Education and Literacy Programs (Effective date: January 14, 2015)
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Effective date: The majority of WIOA provisions became effective on July 1, 2015, the first program year after enactment)
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions - Final Rule (Effective date: October 18, 2016)
Iowa Administrative Rule - Chapter 32, High School Equivalency Diploma (Effective date: July 1, 2018)
Policy and Standards
Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Resources
Notice of Public Posting – AEL Unified State Plan Modifications Draft
In accordance with the ICR, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified and Combined State Plan Requirements, States must submit a WIOA Unified or Combined State Plan. The four-year state plan must be submitted to the Departments by March 2, 2020
To fulfill the requirement for public comment, which allow interested stakeholders to participate actively, effectively, and transparently in the development of the plan, that time period is now open until February 5, 2020. Particular input is sought from representatives of the following:
- Local Workforce Development Boards and chief elected officials
- Representatives of labor organizations
- Community-based organizations
- Adult education providers
- Institutions of higher education
- Other stakeholders with an interest in services provided by the the six core programs
- The general public, including individuals with disabilities
Section VI contains specific partner plans including Title II, Adult Education and Literacy - comments related to this plan can be made through the same portal.
The approved Iowa Unified State Plan 2016-2020 is still available here.
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:
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 #3 – Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education
September 28, 2016
Additional PowerPoints were added in 2014-15 covering key points in the implementation of WIOA at the local level for adult education programs.
Video recordings from the OCTAE were produced to help educate staff on various aspects of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA).