EL Civics modules and the citizenship preparation program are funded by Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFLA). The purpose of the EL Civics program is to support projects that demonstrate effective practices in providing, and increasing access to, English Literacy programs linked to civics education for immigrants and other limited English proficient populations. According to Congress, to effectively participate in education, work, and civic opportunities in this country, immigrants and other limited English proficient persons must not only master English, but be able to understand and navigate governmental, educational, workplace systems and key institutions, such as banking and health care. The California Department of Education (CDE) Adult Education Office, through this grant, promotes the development of integrated programs that incorporate English Language and literacy instruction and civics education. The CDE has developed two program areas: Civic Engagement and Citizenship Preparation.