Grant Opportunities

NOTICE:  In response to the changing conditions and the recent demands of time by potential applicants in supporting state leaders who have been working collaboratively to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 the grant due date has been extended until April 10, 2020.   The situation will continue to be closely monitored and any additional updates will be posted here.

The Office of Adult Education is pleased to announce its multiyear adult education grant competition. Eligible providers can apply to receive federal and state matching funds, provided under the Adult Education & Family Literacy Act, to provide adult education and literacy activities to individuals over the age of 16 without a high school diploma or who are basic skills deficient, as well as English language learners.

Per section 203 of WIOA and 34 CFR § 463.23, an organization that has demonstrated effectiveness in providing adult education and literacy activities is eligible to apply for a grant. These organizations may include, but are not limited to:

  • A local educational agency;
  • A community-based organization or faith-based organization;
  • A volunteer literacy organization;
  • An institution of higher education;
  • A public or private nonprofit agency;
  • A library;
  • A public housing authority;
  • A nonprofit institution that is not described above and has the ability to provide adult education and literacy activities to eligible individuals;
  • A consortium or coalition of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries, or authorities described above.
  • A partnership between an employer and any entity described above.

Grant Application Materials