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2020-2021 Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program

Grants to Virginia Public Schools to Prepare High School Students
for Grade Equivalency Exams and Workforce Opportunities

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Virginia Department of Education - Office of Adult Education

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06/15/20 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Virginia public school divisions to prepare high school students for workforce opportunities. Funding is intended to help students attain grade equivalency certification and enable them to join the workforce. Grants may be used to provide students who are at least 16 years of age with career counseling, enrollment in a high school equivalency program, and technical and career education.

The program prepares qualifying secondary students to earn a high school equivalency credential while also developing career and technical skills. Currently, the GED® test is the only approved HSE examination in Virginia. While working toward a GED credential, students must participate in career and technical education, which may include a variety of work-based learning experiences and enrollment in coursework with a goal to attain one or more Board-approved industry credentials.

At a minimum, students enrolled in an ISAEP program should be provided an opportunity to earn a career readiness credential such as the Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) for the Commonwealth Assessment or the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). ISAEP coordinators are expected to communicate and collaborate closely with their local and/or regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) departments to determine viable workforce training and credentialing options available to meet the needs of students enrolled in the ISAEP program.

Another core component of the ISAEP program is the completion of the Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) course requirement. Course credit may be earned using a variety of instructional delivery methods. Options may include taking a stand-alone course, a self-paced modular version of the course, or a virtual course. This requirement also may be met using a certification of competency approach. Students should be provided an opportunity to take the Working in Support of Education (W!SE) Test.

For a detailed list of Program Requirements, see the Page 3 of the  Application document in Supporting Documents, below.

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GrantWatch ID#: 143600

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Term of Contract:

The grant period for this award is 12 months, beginning on July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All Virginia public school divisions may apply for funding to support the ISAEP program.

Unallowable expenses:
Stipends, allowances, post-service benefits, or other financial support may not be paid to any staff, except as reimbursement for transportation, meals, and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses directly related to program participation.

Grantees may not use funds to participate in, support, or encourage unapproved activities including:
- Providing religious instruction, conducting worship services, or engaging in any form of proselytization
- Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing
- Financing, directly or indirectly, any activity designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office
- Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements
- Paying directly for learner transportation and child care

Pre-Application Information:

Application materials must be received no later than 4 p.m., June 15, 2020.

For additional information about the ISAEP Program:

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to:

Direct questions to Beverly Godwin, Adult Secondary and ISAEP Programs Specialist, at the email address above or call (804) 786-7644.

Virginia Department of Education
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (CTE)
James Monroe Building
101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-786-3347

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia

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