SBCTC releases request for applications for Adult Basic Education
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is inviting colleges and other organizations to enter an open, competitive process for federal funds to provide adult basic education services.
Required letters of intent are due Monday, Feb. 24. The grant application will open March 4 and close April 15. Selected applicants will provide federally-funded adult basic education instruction for a five-year period, from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2019.
Adult education programs provide foundational instruction in English language, reading, writing, math , and basic computer literacy, and preparation for high-school equivalency tests. The programs equip adults with the knowledge and skills needed to get jobs, pursue higher education, and become self-sufficient and engaged members of their communities.
According to the Washington Student Achievement Council, 11 percent of the state adult population lacks a high school credential.