Legislation, Regulations and Guidance

Current Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program grantees operate under the legislative authority of the Fund for Improvement of Education (FIE), Title V, Part D, Subpart 1, Sections 5411 through 5413 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended (20 U.S.C. 7243–7243b). FIE supports nationally significant programs to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education at the State and local levels and to help all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

Subsequent grantees will operate under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which has a separate authority for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program.

GOVERNING REGULATIONS/COST PRINCIPLES

Unless otherwise specified, the program’s administrative regulations are EDGAR – Education Department General Administrative Regulations, and the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements found at 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Guidance).

Part 75 Direct Grant Programs
Part 76 State-Administered Programs
Part 77 Definitions
Part 79 Intergovernmental Review
Part 81 General Education Provision Act
Part 82 Lobbying
Part 84 Drug-Free workplace
Part 97 Protection of Human Subjects
Part 98 Student Rights in Research
Part 99 Family Educational Rights

The Education Department debarment and suspension regulations in 2 CFR part 3485.

The notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2014 (79 FR 73425).

The notice of final priorities, requirement, and definitions for the IAL program published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2014.

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A) The following sections of EDGAR apply to the IAL program:

Part 74 Administration of Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations
Part 75 Direct Grant Programs
Part 77 Definitions
Part 79 Intergovernmental Review
Part 80 Uniform Requirements
Part 81 General Education Provision Act – Enforcement
Part 82 Lobbying
Part 84 Debarment
Part 97 Protection of Human Subjects
Part 98 Student Rights in Research, Experimental Programs, and Testing
Part 99 Family Educational Rights

B) The Education Department debarment and suspension regulations in 2 CFR part 3485.

C)The notice of final supplemental priorities and definitions for discretionary grant programs, published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2010 (75 FR 78486), and corrected on May 12, 2011(76 FR 27637).

D) The notice of final priorities, requirement, and definitions for the IAL program published in the Federal Register on June 17, 2014.

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  • OMB Circular A-21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (05/10/2004) HTML or PDF (109 pages, 263 kb)
  • OMB Circular A-87 – Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments (05/10/2004) HTML or PDF (57 pages, 199 kb)
  • OMB Circular A-122 – Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organizations (05/10/2004) HTML or PDF (55 pages, 220 kb)

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