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BEdA Handbook
BEdA Funding

Federal Funding

Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) Master and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Grants: These funds are allocated by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), and can only be used for approved BEdA activities. With the BEdA Master grant, providers can offer an array of activities listed under programs. The IELCE funding must be used to serve English Language Learners in combination with Integrated Education and Training (IET) programs. Providers who offer both Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA) services are eligible to apply for both funding sources. Providers who offer only ABE services are not eligible for IELCE funds.

Funding Methodology

Funds are distributed based on a pro-rata share among providers for the following (3-yr avg. of data):

  • 50% Performance-based
    • 10% Transitions
    • 20% Total Student Achievement Initiative (SAI) Points
    • 20% SAI points per student
  • 50% FTE Enrollment

BEdA Tuition

Tuition to be charged for BEdA classes is $25 per quarter. The revenue generated by the basic skills charge is to be used in support of the basic skills programs.

Program Income

Program income must be tracked and reported to SBCTC. There are different rules depending on how the program income is generated. For more information view the fiscal guidelines and grant terms in OBIS.

Corrections Education Funding

Funding for BEdA programs in Washington state adult prisons is provided through an interagency agreement with the Department of Corrections. Local colleges are subcontracted to provide services as described in the agreement. These students are not charged tuition and programs do not receive Student Achievement Initiative incentives.

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