Adult Basic Education / EL Civics Statewide Competitive Grant for 2014-15
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The 2014-2015 Competitive Grant Application will open on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 and close Tuesday, April
15, 2014. The application must be completed by April 15, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. local time in Washington State. In order to access the application, interested organizations must submit a letter of intent, see below timeline.
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is the agency authorized by state law to administer adult basic education. In March 2014, SBCTC will release an application for federal funds to provide Adult Basic Education services starting July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019. This is an open and competitive process.
SBCTC welcomes and strongly encourages all eligible applicants to apply. Eligible applicants include:
- local education agency
- community-based organization with demonstrated effectiveness
- volunteer literacy organization with demonstrated effectiveness
- institution of higher education
- public or private nonprofit agency
- public housing authority
- nonprofit institution that is not described in (1) through (7) and has the ability to provide literacy services to adults and families, consortium of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries, or authorities described in (1) through (8)
- See applicaiton guidelines document for additional eligibility criteria.
Proposals will be reviewed and scored by teams composed of innovative ABE leaders from across the nation and SBCTC staff.
Applications must be submitted through the SBCTC Online Grants Management System (OGMS), which applicants will receive access to after the Letters of Intent have been reviewed.
Core Services Required by all Funded Programs
SBCTC core services are defined as adult education and literacy, including workplace literacy, adult secondary education, and English literacy programs. Additionally, in accordance with Washington State Adult Education 5-year Plan 2014-2019: Pathways to College and Careers for Washington’s Emerging Workforce programs must have a framework that demonstrates support of the plan’s goals detailing a pathway to college and career readiness that supports contextualized instruction, technology and the implementation of college and career readiness pathways.
Questions must be submitted electronically to Christy Lowder firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers will only be provided on this webpage.
Timeline - dates are subject to change:
- Letters of Intent available - February 10, 2014
- Letters of Intent Due - February 24, 2014
- Grant Application in OGMS - March 4, 2014
- Q&A for RFA begins - March 4, 2014
- Bidder Conference the week of - March 10, 2014
- Q&A for RFA ends - April 08, 2014
- Grant Application Due in OGMS - April 15, 2014
- Adult education program requirements : ABE Handbook; Washington State's Minimum Components; Assessment Policy (CASAS); Program Monitoring & Reviews; Washington's Learning Standards; and Records Retention