AEP Questions and Answers
This is a collection of questions that are most frequently asked of the AEP Office. They are organized by topic area and will be updated as needed.
The consortia option has always been available in WIA/WIOA. CDE will release instructions and guidance on WIOA funding applications.
Many WIOA Title providers are feeling this same thing. Going forward, we will convene opportunities to explore these issues. What we need here in CA is to make sure that our AEP funds go to intended purposes, and to collaborate and leverage resources to serve more students efficiently, with all available funds. The WIOA Unified State Plan is really the place for the integration and interoperability of resources to be outlined. Some communities are successfully building positive relationships with their WDB partners with a shared focus on common purposes. That is the purpose of all these efforts.
Yes, and there are other funding sources that can be leveraged for this - Perkins, for example.
For next year, the overall state budget for WIOA is approximately $92M. No discussion has taken place about adding more state funding for WIOA at this time. Note that there will be an open competition for WIOA funds in 17-18 and we are expecting many more applicants.
The funding will vary based upon the payment points earned. If that remained stable in the previous year, then it should be similar.