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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2017

Fund Code: 359A
Adult Basic Education - Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education

Funds Allocated:$370,000 (Federal)
Funds Requested:$345,505
Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to fund partnerships among Adult Basic Education (ABE) providers with ESOL Programs, Chapter 74 Career/Vocational Technical Education programs, postsecondary education or training providers, and employers to develop Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) programs. IELCE programs offer adult education and literacy activities concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities, civics education activities, and workforce training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster in high-demand industries that allow students to attain economic self-sufficiency.

Also it will continue to build the ABE system's capacity to offer Integrated Education and Training (IET) and IELCE programs with the goal of having at least one IET or IELCE program in each of the state's 16 workforce regions by FY 2019. This was a goal the Department stipulated in its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Agenda (WIOA) combined plan submitted to the federal Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTAE). With these grants, Massachusetts will now have IET and/or IELCE programs in 10 workforce regions.

Number of Proposals Received:15
Number of Proposals Recommended:9
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:6
Result of Funding: ABE Programs will provide services that run concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities, civics education activities, and workforce training for specific occupations in high-demand industries. The intent is to help eligible students attain economic self-sufficiency.


RecipientsAmounts
Boston Public Schools$23,301
Brockton Public Schools30,369
Cambridge Community Learning Center29,000
Center for New Americans46,002
Holyoke Community College27,000
Mount Wachusett Community College45,949
Northern Essex Community College58,682
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth33,600
Worcester Public Schools51,602
Total Federal Funds$345,505


Last Updated: April 26, 2017
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