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The Office of Adult Education Initiatives was established to provide support and leadership to the field of adult basic education in Colorado. To that end, AEI administers two major grants: the federally funded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act and the state funded Adult Education Literacy Act of 2014.

Each grant provides funding and support to local agencies serving adult basic education students across Colorado.

You can learn more about each grant by clicking the links below. 


Upcoming Funding Opportunities

 

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act

Federally funded

The federally-funded Adult Education and Family Literacy Act was reauthorized as Title ll of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in July of 2014. The federal program provides grants to state agencies intended to fund local programs of adult basic and secondary education and English language acquisition in many contexts: foundational literacy, high-school equivalency, family literacy, integrated English literacy and civics, workforce preparation, workplace education, and integrated education and training. AEFLA is currently operating under continuation funding for 2016-2017.  

Funding Opportunity

2017-18 Adult Education and Family Literacy Act Federal Grant Application Now Available

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Office of Adult Education Initiatives (AEI) is soliciting applications from eligible providers within Colorado to develop, implement, and improve adult education and literacy activities within Colorado by establishing or operating programs that provide a comprehensive service model for adult education and literacy services and instruction, including programs that provide such activities concurrently.

Approximately $5.2 million is estimated to be available for adult education and literacy for the 2017-2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). Additionally, approximately $750,000 is estimated to be available specifically for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) program services for the 2017-18 fiscal year. CDE anticipates awarding 20-30 three-year grants, ranging from $100,000 to $500,000+. Note: Applicants must demonstrate a match of 40% of the funds requested.

An application training webinar was held on Friday, December 16, 2016. A link to the recording can be found below.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit the Letter of Intent by Friday, January 6, 2017 via SurveyMonkey at:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aefla1718

Applications will be due on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 


Unit: Adult Education Initiatives

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Adult Education and Literacy Act

State funded

The Adult Education and Literacy Act of 2014 (HB 14-1085) is a state-funded Adult Workforce Partnership Initiative, administered by the Colorado Department of Education. The Act established the Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Grant Program that awards state funds for public and private nonprofit adult education and literacy programs that serve as lead agencies and fiscal agents for Adult Workforce Partnerships. AELA is currently operating in a three-year grant window. 

Funding Opportunity

2017-18 Adult Literacy and Education Grant Application Now Available

The Adult Literacy and Education grant program provides state funding for public and private nonprofit adult education and literacy programs that will serve as lead agencies and fiscal agents for Adult Workforce Partnerships. These programs include programs that provide: adult basic education, adult education leading to a high school equivalency credential, English as a Second language instruction, or integrated basic education and skills training.

This application is being released, but is contingent upon enacting pending appropriations to the Adult Education and Literacy Grant Program for 2017-18 school year. The anticipated level of funding available for the 2017-2018 school is year is approximately $850,000. CDE expects to award approximately 6-10 grants ranging from approximately $80,000-$120,000.

An application training webinar was held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.The webinar was recorded, and slides from the webinar are also available.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit the Letter of Intent by Friday, December 16, 2016 via SurveyMonkey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/adulted2016_loi

Applications will be due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 


Unit: Adult Education Initiatives

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