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PluggedInVA Grant

Grants to Virginia Colleges, School Divisions,
and Organizations for Workforce Readiness Programs

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Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

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07/03/20 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $35,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Virginia community colleges, school divisions, and literacy organizations for workforce readiness programs. Priority will be given to proposals that support students from populations with high rates of unemployment, including youth, single parents, and immigrants.

The PluggedInVA grant program is built upon a career pathways approach that prepares adults with the workforce training and education they will need to succeed in high-demand, high-wage careers. In partnership with local employers and postsecondary and training institutions, the program provides concurrent academic instruction and industry-specific technical training while simultaneously supporting students with career coaching in a cohort model. Learners in a PluggedInVA cohort earn a secondary credential (if needed), strengthen their academic skills for higher education and training, and earn digital literacy and occupational credentials. Working closely with local employers, students participate in work-based learning and are prepared for employment within a career pathway.

Eligible applicants should propose activities that integrate education, workforce preparation (as defined in WIOA), and industry-specific technical training within the PluggedInVA model for learners eligible for adult education services. Applicants should propose to braid funding with Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) grants, either adult basic or secondary education, correctional education, or integrated English literacy and civics education funds. In this way, the individuals are eligible to be considered adult education students in the state management information system. For eligible individuals, see page 4 of the application document in Supporting Documents below. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 139012

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The VDOE will award grants based on the following funding structure:
Up to $50,000 Grant Funding
- Implementation Grant – Cohorts in industry sectors not addressed in previous cohorts and new applicants
- Capacity-Building Grant – Two or more cohorts of at least 10 per cohort (same or different occupational focus)

Up to $35,000 Grant Funding
- Maintenance Grant – Continuation of an existing cohort or a repeat of a previously held industry-specific cohort

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are school divisions, community-based literacy organizations, and community colleges that operate within a regional adult education program and are receiving Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), title II adult education funds for the 2020-2021 program year. Under state law, lottery funds can be allocated to local school divisions only. Therefore, if the entity applying for funds is not a school division, it must collaborate with a school division in the region to serve as fiscal agent for the PluggedInVA grant funds. A letter of cooperation from the school division that will serve as the fiscal agent must be submitted with the application. All efforts in a region should be coordinated with the knowledge of the regional adult education program manager. A letter of cooperation from the Regional Program Manager confirming knowledge of the proposal must be submitted with the application.

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions must be received by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education no later than 4 p.m., July 3, 2020.

VDOE will post answers to questions on

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be submitted to

All inquiries must be in writing and emailed to

If you have any questions concerning the PluggedInVA grant, please contact Ms. Jenna Kelly, Adult Career Pathways Specialist, at or by telephone at (804) 371-7852.

Virginia Department of Education
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
James Monroe Building, 21st Floor
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

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