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ED - 714 - National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNational Institute for Literacy Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Education
Fiscal Year2016Committee Number714
Original Establishment Date7/25/1991Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date10/1/2015Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date3/10/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Not Applicable
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Not Applicable
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 113-128, section 511(a)Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Not Applicable
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*20 U.S.C. 1213c (f); Public Law 102-73 July 25, 1991Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-401-3677
Effective Date Of Authority*7/25/1991Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board (Board) accomplishes its purpose by providing advice on Institute activities through quarterly in-person meetings, committee meetings, and regular telephone and email contact with the Institute's Director and Interagency Governing Group. The Board stays abreast of Institute activities and broader developments regarding literacy through briefings from the Institute's Director.
How is membership balanced?*The 10 Advisory Board members provided a wide variety of perspectives on literacy. The Board includes representatives of the research community, higher education, foundations, early childhood education, and the K-12 system. The diversity of Board members' backgrounds helps ensure that the Institute is fully aware of issues associated with literacy across the lifespan and can benefit from knowledge resident throughout the field of education.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Advisory Board met quarterly.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*While it would be possible to get advice on the Institute's operations from other sources, a standing advisory committee benefits the Institute in a number of ways. First, it provides a dependable source of advice that would be hard to replicate from an ad hoc group of individuals. Many of the Institute's projects are complex, multi-year efforts. Having sustained advice from a knowledgeable group is critical to the success of these projects. The diverse backgrounds of the Institute's Board also ensures that the Institute does not leave out a segment of the literacy community in its plans and strengthens its ties to all groups that can benefit from its work. And lastly, the Institute benefits from having a standing Advisory Board because members are more likely to dedicate their time to Institute matters than individuals without such an affiliation.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksThe National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board was authorized by former section 242(e) of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), which was Title II of P.L. 105-220, the Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (WIA) . The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act repealed and replaced WIA, including the AEFLA; see P.L. 113-128, section 511(a), July 22, 2014 . The new version of the AEFLA does not include NIFL.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*24Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThis Board has terminated.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Not ApplicableNarrative Description*The Advisory Board supported the agency's mission and strategic plan by making recommendations and offering guidance that helped the Institute align its activities with priorities established by No Child Left Behind and the Workforce Investment Act. In addition, the Advisory Board helps the Institute staff develop initiatives that will strengthen the use of evidence-based literacy efforts.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-003844National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2015
 COM-004675National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2014
 COM-005701National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2013
 COM-006815National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2012
 COM-008052National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2011
 COM-008992National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2010
 COM-009913National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2009
 COM-010935National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2008
 COM-011762National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2007
 COM-012992National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2006
 COM-013838National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2005
 COM-014647National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2004
 COM-015782National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2003
 COM-016818National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2002
 COM-017740National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2001
 COM-018878National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board2000
 COM-019514National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board1999
 COM-020432National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board1998
 COM-021385National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board1997