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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 is requiring all Adult Education providers 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.

If funded, the stated steps will be taken to ensure equitable access to and equitable participation in the project or activity to be conducted with federal adult education assistance by addressing the access needs of students, teachers, and other program beneficiaries in order to overcome barriers to equitable participation, including barriers based on gender, race, color, national origin, disability and age. Additionally,

Idaho Career & Technical Education will ensure equitable access for WIOA Title II applicants in line with GEPA requirements and will disseminate information regarding the grant application and funding process across the state. Idaho Career & Technical Education will provide technical assistance for all interested applicants to support entities in applying for grant funds.