In collaboration with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) Integrated Digital English Acceleration (I-DEA) project built on the success of the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) initiative.
The I-DEA technology expansion grant makes it possible for current Washington state community and technical colleges and CBO providers to engage additional cohorts of adult learners in I-DEA instruction at all college and CBO sites across the state, directly improving instruction for low-level English language learners. The program will target learners at the lowest three levels of English Language Acquisition (ELA) and serve as an “on-ramp” to prepare students for entry into career and college pathways programs such as I-BEST, HS 21+, High School Completion, and High School Equivalency.
The 2016-17 I-DEA Technology Expansion Grant application is open to currently approved BEdA providers funded by the SBCTC Basic Education for Adults who will offer additional class sections using the full I-DEA model with the technology purchased with these grant funds.
|Application available||July 2016|
|Application deadline||Continuous through March 15, 2018|
|Applicants notified||Approximately two weeks after application submission|
|Grants begin||Approximately two weeks after grant approval|
|Grants end||June 30, 2018|
|Final invoices due||July 16, 2018|
Grant Program Guidelines
The following documents provide detailed information about how grant funds can be used, who can apply, the application process and deadlines.
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