Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

FY2017-2018 Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IEL/CE) Open and Competitive Request For Proposals

November 10, 2016

Dear ABE Director: I am pleased to issue the Department's FY 2017-2018 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. IEL/CE models provide adult education activities concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation, civics education, and workforce training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster that lead to employment in high-demand industries. 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 four to nine grants ranging from $40,000–$80,000 through an open and competitive bidding process. Sincerely, Jolanta Conway
State ABE Director

Last Updated: November 21, 2016

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