Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)
Release of the FY2019-FY2022 Multi-Year Open and Competitive Requests for Proposals
July 21, 2017
Dear Program Directors, WIOA Partners and Other Stakeholders,
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is pleased to announce the release of the FY2019-FY2022 Multi-Year Open and Competitive Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for Adult Education, Distance Learning Instructional Hub (DL), and Primary Instruction by Volunteers (see attached State Director Letter). The RFPs have been posted to Grants Management and are posted on the ACLS website under Funding Opportunities.
In addition to the release of the RFPs:
ACLS prepared a response to the June 12th Proposed Adult Education Local Workforce Allocation Areas and Program Funding Methodologies for FY2019 memorandum that lists key adjustments made to the proposed methodology based on stakeholder feedback, along with a summary of the feedback and ACLS's responses. Please see Allocation Response Memo and Funding Allocation Methodology Chart.
ACLS posted the FY2019 Massachusetts Policies for Effective Adult Education in Community Adult Learning Centers and Correctional Institutions (the Policies). Aligned with the Indicators of Program Quality (IPQ), the purpose of the Policies is to help Community Adult Learning Centers (CALCs) and Correctional Institutions (AECIs) prepare for the exciting yet challenging task of operating an adult education program. To that end, the Policies provide an explanation of policy requirements derived from multiple sources including federal legislation, research and data, and practitioner wisdom and experience. Compared to their predecessor, the Policies reflect ACLS' policy shifts toward: (1) program flexibility, (2) an adult education system that is focused on outcomes, and (3) alignment with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) priorities, specifically the 13 WIOA considerations. (add
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to adult education. I look forward to working together to revitalize the adult education system in Massachusetts and make a difference in the lives of the adult students we serve.
Massachusetts ABE State Director
Adult and Community Learning Services