U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Located in:

Section 427 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA)

In the text box below, describe the steps the applicant proposes to take to ensure equitable access to, and participation in, its Federally-assisted program for students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries with special needs provide the information to meet the requirements of Section 427 of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA), consistent with the following instructions posted at https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/gepa427.doc.

Current Narrative:

The State of Idaho requires all AEFLA funded programs to sign a Section 427 GEPA Attestation form as part of the grant renewal application. The attestation includes a narrative of the steps that will be taken locally to comply with the GEPA requirements. The purpose of this requirement is to assist the United States Department of Education in implementing its mission to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence.

The Idaho AEFLA State Office will take necessary steps to ensure equitable access to, and participation in, all activities funded through federal dollars including professional development and technical assistance. To do so, the state office will identify any special needs of its target audience and provide accessible formats of written documents and provide options for virtual and in-person events to ensure full participation of attendees. In addition, the State will ensure all opportunities for employment and participation in programs is open to anyone, regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, disability, or age.  The goal of Idaho is to ensure equitable access to resources so that staff, local providers, and students can reach their full potential.  Professional development and trainings for local providers and their staff will be recorded and archived for those who otherwise could not attend an event.