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Adult Education and Family Literacy Act - Request for Proposals, FY2015-16

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)

State-Administered Federally-Funded Adult Education Grant Program

The Colorado Department of Education, Office of Adult Education and Family Literacy (CDE/AEFL) solicited applications from eligible providers to develop, implement and improve adult education and literacy activities in Colorado by establishing or operating programs that provide services or instruction in one or more of the following categories: Adult education and literacy services, including workplace literacy services; Family literacy services; and/or English literacy (English as a Second Language) programs.

CDE/AEFL invited applications that focus on adult education services that prepare ABE, ASE, and ESL learners at all levels for success in postsecondary education and work through:

  • Program and instructional strategies that prepare and support adult learners transitioning to college and career 
  • Organizational strategies that position programs to adopt and deliver standards-based instruction 

Eligible applicants include: Local education agencies (LEAs); Community based organizations of demonstrated effectiveness; Volunteer literacy organizations of demonstrated effectiveness; Institutions of higher education; Public or private non-profit agencies; Libraries; Public housing authorities; Non-profit institutions not described above and having the ability to provide literacy services to adults and families; and Consortia of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries, or authorities describe above.


Request for Applications FY2015

(The competition is closed. Applications were due March 4, 2014. This site will remain available until grant awards are finalized.) 

Note: Use Guidance and Webinar information in conjunction with the RFA.

  • Budget (Excel) (2nd revised version, replaced 2/20/14)

Additional Materials

Webinar for Applicants
An informational webinar on the grant competition was conducted (and recorded) on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
Link to recorded Webinar | Webinar Presentation (ppt) | Handouts from Webinar (pdf) 

Additional guidance about specific sections of the application is provided here.

Questions and Answers
A Question and Answer Service (Q&A) was made available to all applicants who submit a Letter of Intent or attended an information webinar. All members of the distribution list will receive all questions submitted and CDE’s responses.

The following Q&As have been distributed to prospective applicants:
Batch #1- Feb. 18, 2014 | Batch #2 - Feb. 21, 2014 | Batch #3 - Feb. 27, 2014


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