|(a) Funds 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 intermediary organizations.
(g) 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 designee.
(i) Failure to achieve measures of success as described
could result in early termination of the grant or affect future awards.
(j) 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 the application.
(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.