awarded through the Adult Career Education (ACE) Grant Program are to be used
as necessary to develop, support, or expand the workforce intermediary's normal
programmatic operations, and at the same expense rates or charges allocated to
other participants in the intermediary's normal program.
(b) Funds awarded through the ACE Grant
Program shall be expended for authorized activities and may not be used for the
purpose of funding political, lobby, or religious activities such as sectarian
worship, instruction, or proselytization. This limitation, however, shall not
be interpreted to prohibit Grantee from subcontracting for goods or services
with any religious institution or entity.
(c) Applicants should be thorough in
describing how grant funds will be administered and monitored.
(d) Grant awards may be awarded in
installments as designated by the Grant Administrator.
(e) The Grant Administrator has complete
discretion in determining whether all amounts will be awarded.
(f) Organizations must provide at least a 50%
funding match, which may be obtained from any source available to the
organization, including but not limited to in-kind contributions, community or
foundation grants, individual contributions, federal or local governmental
agency funds. The Grant Administrator may require organizations to demonstrate
compliance with matching requirements to receive additional installments
awarded under the grant. The minimum 50% funding match is specified in order to
leverage state funds with funds from other sources obtained by workforce
Indirect costs are assumed to be included in the normal programmatic costs and
will not be provided separately. Such costs should be allocated at the same
rate per participant as any other program participant. Variations may be
considered overcharges upon program audit.
(h) Records must be maintained in an orderly
manner to facilitate review and audit by the Grant Administrator's staff or its
(i) Failure to achieve
measures of success as described could result in early termination of the grant
or affect future awards.
Failure to sufficiently and accurately account for all grant expenditures and
matching funds, or providing false or misleading information, will result in
early termination of the grant or affect future awards.
(k) The Grant Administrator may request
additional information at any time prior to awarding a grant in order to
effectively evaluate any application.
(l) The Grant Administrator, or its designee,
may audit the grant recipient's records at any time.
(m) Applications must be completed, including
all attachments, and submitted by the deadline to be considered. All questions
on the application must be completed. Supplemental materials may be submitted,
but will not be accepted in lieu of responses to the individual questions on
(n) In awarding
grants under the Program, the Grant Administrator will take into consideration
the recommendations of the Program Advisory Board.
(o) Applications must be submitted to the
Grant Administrator on a form provided by the Grant Administrator.