Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Open and Competitive Request for Proposals for IET Grant

July 13, 2016 Dear ABE Director: I am pleased to issue the Department's FY 2017 Integrated Education and Training (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IEL/CE) Request for Proposals (RFP). The Department is seeking proposals to pilot projects using models that combine educational supports in a skills training program. You may access the RFP at Current Grant Funding Opportunities. Integrated Education and Training models provide adult education activities concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation and workforce training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster that lead to employment in high-demand industries. The recommended industries for this RFP are advanced manufacturing, health care, and STEM. Priority will be given to applicants who collaborate with a school that has a Chapter 74 Career/Vocational Technical Education program for the training component of the program. Priority will also be given to adult education programs that partner with one or more employers with identified workforce needs and/or a postsecondary education program or training provider. Additional partners could be other adult education programs, One-Stop Career Centers, Local Workforce Investment Boards, Regional Employment Boards, and other community partners. Only currently-funded Massachusetts adult education programs are eligible to apply. Funding levels are subject to performance and contingent upon state and federal appropriations. Programs would be notified of any changes in funding levels. The Department anticipates awarding six (6) to nine (9) (up to 3 for correctional facilities) grants ranging from $40,000–$80,000 through an open and competitive bidding process. Sincerely,

Jolanta Conway
State ABE Director

Last Updated: July 14, 2016

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