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Iowa Administrative Code 281-23 Adult Education and Literacy Programs (Effective date: Jan. 14, 2015)

Iowa Administrative Code 281-32 High School Equivalency Diploma (Effective date: March 21, 2018)

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (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: Oct. 18, 2016)


Program Standards

Instructor Standards

State Plan

State of Iowa Unified State Plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (PY 2020-23)

Annual Reports

See yearly Adult Education and Literacy Annual Reports.

WIOA Resources

The following video and audio recordings provide information on various topics relative to the implementation if the federal WIOA legislation:

The following resources educate program staff on various aspects of WIOA: