Grants to Virginia public school divisions for services to benefit secondary school students. Funding is intended to support programs allowing students to gain workforce and technical skills and to work towards a GED credential. The goal of the program is to provide an alternative pathway for qualifying secondary students to earn a high school equivalency (HSE) credential and prepare for a successful transition to postsecondary education and workforce opportunities.
The purpose of the Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program is to provide individualized educational services for students 16 years of age and older as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education. The program prepares qualifying secondary students to earn a high school equivalency credential while also developing career and technical skills.
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.
For program requirements, see page 3 of the Application Package in Supporting Documents below.
Estimated Total Program Funding:
The grant period for this award is 12 months, beginning on July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023.
Grant applications must be emailed to GEDinfo@doe.virginia.gov.
For any questions regarding the ISAEP grant application, please contact Beverly Godwin, Adult Secondary and ISAEP Programs Specialist, at Beverly.Godwin@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 786-7644.
Virginia Department of Education
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
James Monroe Building, 21 st Floor
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219