The purpose of this funding opportunity is to assist eligible providers in developing, implementing, and improving adult education and literacy that provides concurrent services that focus on the following:
Eligible providers are required to offer all of the activities below, per the Combined State Plan and the State Priorities:
Eligible providers may also offer the following activities, with a justification of need:
Adult Education with Corrections Education and Other Institutionalized Individuals (C&I)
The purpose of this funding is to support educational programs for criminal offenders in correctional institutions and other institutionalized individuals. The C&I-funded instruction must give priority to serving individuals who are likely to leave the correctional institution within five years of participation in the program.
For required and eligible Adult Education Activities and C&I Activities, see pages 10 and 11 of the RFP in Supporting Documents below.
Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE)
The IELCE program will enable adult English Language Learners (ELL), including professionals with degrees and credentials in their native countries, to increase their proficiency in reading, writing, and comprehension skills in English and mathematics using standards-based instruction in order to understand and navigate American systems of government, individual freedom, and responsibilities of citizenship while preparing them for unsubsidized employment for in-demand industries that lead to a family-sustaining wage. All IELCE programs must offer at least one IET; not all IELCE participants must be enrolled in this component.
For required IELCE Activities, see page 11 of the RFP in Supporting Documents below.