Adult Education Program Grants

The purpose of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is to provide adults with education opportunities to acquire and improve their literacy skills necessary to become self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members, and citizens. Programs must be designed to:

Application Materials

Applications and Scoring Rubrics
Adult Ed Program Application
Adult Ed Rubric
IELCE Program Application
IELCE Rubric
Budget Forms
Application Budget Forms
Federal Forms
Instructions for Application
Instructions for Budget
Program Assurances
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance Webinar Registration
Technical Assistance Webinar PowerPoint
Technical Assistance - Recorded Webinar


Press release


Who can apply?

Eligible providers must be:

  • a local educational agency;
  • a community-based organization or faith-based organization;
  • a volunteer literacy organization;
  • an institution of higher education;
  • a public or private nonprofit agency;
  • a library;
  • a public housing authority;
  • a nonprofit institution that is not previously described and has the ability to provide adult education and literacy activities to eligible individuals;
  • a consortium or coalition of the agencies, organizations, institutions, or libraries as described above; or
  • a partnership between an employer and an entity described in any of items above.

How do I get an application?

Application forms and guidance information are available for download on the West Virginia Adult Education website at

Do you answer the questions for Section 1 through Section 10 on a separate page or in the grant?

Within the grant.

For Section 1: Program Summary, is it better to offer more than one type of activity or select one in particular that is the focus?

Describe all types of activities that will be provided by the program.

If I am completing the application on behalf of someone else, whose contact information should I use?

The contact information should be that of the person who has the authority to sign the application. Once grants are approved and we develop the program contact list for FY18, we can list both the program director and the instructor.

When answering questions for the AE grant narrative, is it permissible to use bulleted items/lists rather than paragraphs? I find the former much easier to use to express myself and much easier to read.

Yes, you may use bulleted lists.

The first question in Section 4 refers to "individuals with low levels of literacy". Which FFL's does this correspond with? I am assuming Levels 1 and 2, but am not sure if Level 3 would be included.

Any of the lower FFL levels that are appropriate.

What does the term "State Consideration" mean in regards to this grant?

State consideration means the question was developed from the state level administration not the federal level.

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