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Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (Federal)

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)

AEFLA supports programs that offer academic instruction and educational services that increase an adult's literacy, numeracy, language, and employability skills. These services and supports are aimed at helping adults get the necessary skills in order to earn a secondary school diploma or its equivalent, transition to postsecondary education and training, and obtain employment.

Eligible individuals include adults (ages 16 and older) who are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under Colorado law and who are basic skills deficient, do not have a secondary school diploma or equivalent, and have not achieved an equivalent level of education, or are English language learners.

Information for current AEFLA-funded grantees:

Grant Information

Grantees can find information about required grant-related documents like the APR or Continuation documents. Key grant timelines and helpful grant information can be found on this page.

Major Initiatives

The Office of Adult Education Initiatives at the Colorado Department of Education is leading a set of major initiatives intended to support local programs and promote positive learner outcomes.


The AEFLA grant requires grantees to adhere to certain state and federal policies. This page lists the policies governing AEFLA-funded programs.

Technical Assistance

Technical assistance (TA) is defined as information, guidance, assistance, professional development and training around the planning, developing, and administering of activities supported by the AEFLA grant program.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

As Title ll of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, AEFLA grantees are a critical partner in the talent development system for Colorado. The Colorado Department of Education is committed to assisting local programs with information, support, and resources for a seamless transition to WIOA. This resource page provides guidance, official documentation, and resources for programs making the transition.

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