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a. Plan Development and Consultation

  1. Describe how the State plan was developed in consultation with the stakeholders and in accordance with the procedures in section 122(c)(2) of Perkins V. See Text Box 1 for the statutory requirements for State plan consultation under section 122(c)(1) of Perkins V.
  2. Consistent with section 122(e)(1) of Perkins V, each eligible agency must develop the portion of the State plan relating to the amount and uses of any funds proposed to be reserved for adult career and technical education, postsecondary career and technical education, and secondary career and technical education after consultation with the State agencies identified in section 122(e)(1)(A)-(C) of the Act. If a State agency, other than the eligible agency, finds a portion of the final State plan objectionable, the eligible agency must provide a copy of such objections and a description of its response in the final plan submitted to the Secretary. (Section 122(e)(2) of Perkins V)
  3. Describe opportunities for the public to comment in person and in writing on the State plan. (Section 122(d)(14) of Perkins V)


Text Box 1: Statutory Requirements for State Plan Consultation

  • (1) IN GENERAL.—The eligible agency shall—
    • (A) Develop the State plan in consultation with—
      • (i) Representatives of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs, including eligible recipients and representatives of 2-year minority serving institutions and historically Black colleges and universities and tribally controlled colleges or universities in States where such institutions are in existence, adult career and technical education providers, and charter school representatives in States where such schools are in existence, which shall include teachers, faculty, school leaders, specialized instructional support personnel, career and academic guidance counselors, and paraprofessionals;
      • (ii) Interested community representatives, including parents, students, and community organizations;
      • (iii) Representatives of the State workforce development board established under section 101 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3111) (referred to in this section as the ‘‘State board’’);
      • (iv) Members and representatives of special populations;
      • (v) Representatives of business and industry (including representatives of small business), which shall include representatives of industry and sector partnerships in the State, as appropriate, and representatives of labor organizations in the State;
      • (vi) Representatives of agencies serving out-of-school youth, homeless children and youth, and at-risk youth, including the State Coordinator for Education of Homeless Children and Youths established or designated under section 722(d)(3) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11432(d)(3));
      • (vii) Representatives of Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations located in, or providing services in, the State; and
      • (viii) Individuals with disabilities; and
    • (B) Consult the Governor of the State, and the heads of other State agencies with authority for career and technical education programs that are not the eligible agency, with respect to the development of the State plan.
  • (2) ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES.—The eligible agency shall develop effective activities and procedures, including access to information needed to use such procedures, to allow the individuals and entities described in paragraph (1) to participate in State and local decisions that relate to development of the State plan. (3) CONSULTATION WITH THE GOVERNOR.—The consultation described in paragraph (1)(B) shall include meetings of officials from the eligible agency and the Governor’s office and shall occur—
    • (A) During the development of such plan; and
    • (B) Prior to submission of the plan to the Secretary.

(Section 122(c)(1) of Perkins V)



Current Narrative:

The Governor’s Office, The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), The Alabama Community College System (ACCS), the State Workforce Development Board, and partner agencies to the combined state Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan participated in joint state planning meetings beginning in June 2019. In order to achieve a unified workforce development system for the State of Alabama, the partner agencies worked to achieve consensus on comprehensive local needs assessments, plans to reach special and disconnected populations, stakeholder input, local and state performance targets, program quality and performance indicators, and alignment of programs in the combined state plan.

Meetings were held in the following locations:

Informational Meeting and the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment, 5:30 to 7:30pm

Region One—July 18, Calhoun Community College

Region Two—July 25, Gadsden State Community College

Region Three—August 1, Shelton State Community College

Region Four—August 8, Lawson State Community College

Region Five—August 15, Trenholm State Community College

Region Six—August 22, Enterprise State Community College

Region Seven—August 29, Coastal Alabama Community College—Bay Minette

 Local Stakeholder Input, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Region One—September 12, Calhoun Community College

Region Two—September 19, Gadsden State Community College

Region Three—September 26, Shelton State Community College

Region Four—October 3, Lawson State Community College

Region Five—October 10, Trenholm State Community College

Region Six—October 17, Enterprise State Community College

Region Seven—October 24, Coastal Alabama Community College—Bay Minette

(Appendix 1—See Stakeholder Invitation)

Fourteen regional meetings as described above were held to solicit stakeholder input. Stakeholders were provided a Quick Response (QR) code in which they could provide feedback.  Stakeholders could also provide feedback by leaving handwritten comments at the meeting, viewing recordings of the meetings and leaving comments on the platform that hosted the recordings, or directly emailing the CTE section of ALSDE.

On November 1, 2019, a copy of the draft State Plan was placed on the Alabama State Department of Education (SDE)(www.alsde.edu) website and the Perkins V website (www.Alabamactso.org/PerkinsV) for 60 days of public review and comment.