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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2019: High School Equivalency Test Center Grant

Fund Code: 850


The purpose of this state-funded grant program is to assist in the day-to-day operation of High School Equivalency Test Centers (HSE) including, but not limited to, the cost for test administration, special needs, and technology upgrades.


The priorities for use of these funds must be in the areas of test center materials, technology, and staffing, including special needs.


Only approved HSE Test Centers are eligible to apply.

Funding Type:



Up to $150,000 is available. The grant available for each test center is based upon the size and activity of the test center.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use:

Funds must be used in any or all of the following areas if needed.

  1. Non-Instructional Materials — testing materials and office supplies/equipment.
  2. Staffing — for both Regular and Special Accommodation needs — non salaried staff only (Consultants with hourly rate).

Project Duration:

Upon Approval – 6/30/2019

Program Unit:

Adult and Community Learning Services — HSE Office


Olympia Stroud

Phone Number:


Date Due:

Friday, September 7, 2018

Proposals must be received at the Department by 3:00 p.m. on the date due.

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit signature page — (Standard Contract Form and application for Program grants)
Part II — Budget Entry (The actual final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process)
Download Word Document
Part III — Required program information

Additional Information:
Download Word Document
Attachment 1: High School Equivalency Test Centers and amounts


Grantees must use the online grants information system;

Paper submissions will no longer be accepted.

See the page entitled, Submissions of Proposals, for how to submit all required grant materials through the EdGrants website.

In EdGrants, applicants are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:

FY19 FC850 High School Equivalency (Applicant Name*)
*no acronyms, please

All required forms should be uploaded in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with CEO/Superintendent/Executive Director signature. For detailed instructions, please see review the EdGrants Front Office User Guide: How to Apply Download Word Document.

Please note: It is up to the applicant to determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users in order to submit grant application as well as payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls document to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.

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