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The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), required eligible state agencies to prepare 5-year state plans consistent with OVAE's Guide for the Development of a State Plan Under AEFLA. Since the expiration of AEFLA in 2004, OVAE has issued by December 31st each year guidance on submitting revised state plans to eligible state agencies requiring that receipt of state plan extensions by April 1st of the following year.

To assist states in developing revisions to their plans, OVAE reinstated its original Guide, which includes appropriate references to various sections of the AEFLA, Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 or federal regulations. Submissions currently required need be only pertinent revisions, not full plans. In addition to new performance levels for program year 2009-2010, for example, states receiving increases in their allotments would indicate what new state leadership activities they plan to undertake. States revising their funding formulas would outline these new formulas in their state plan revisions. These revisions are simply updated sections of the original plans. Revisions must meet requirements set for the original sections summarized below.

Guidance and certification/assurances forms for state plan extensions are available below along with sample timeline of key grant administration dates to assist eligible state agencies.


  • Guide for the Development of a State Plan Under AEFLA download files PDF (286K)

  • Three-Tiered Certifications and Assurances for AEFLA (required) download files MSWord (30K)

  • ED 80-0013: Certifications regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (required) download files PDF (9.27K)

  • ED 80-0014: Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion—Lower Tier Covered Transactions (Required of Local Providers under certain conditions—see form instructions—and kept on file by the State agency) download files MSWord (33K)

  • SF-LLL: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (Required of the State agency and/or the State agency's award under certain conditions—see form instructions.) download files PDF (46K)

  • Sample State Planning Process download files PDF (65K)

Last Modified: 08/03/2016