CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Adult Education announced funding opportunities today for Adult Education programs and Integrated English Language and Civics Education programs in accordance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). Application forms and guidance information will be available for download on the West Virginia Adult Education website at http://wvde.state.wv.us/abe/ beginning February 13, 2017.
Applications will be accepted by mail or email. Applications mailed must be postmarked April 7, 2017 and applications emailed must be received by 4:00 pm on April 7, 2017 Eastern Time/1:00pm Pacific Time /2:00pm Mountain Time/3:00pm Central Time.
Eligible providers must be a local educational agency, community-based organization or faith-based organization, volunteer literacy organization, an institution of higher education, public or private nonprofit agency, library, public housing authority, nonprofit institution that is not previously described and have the ability to provide adult education and literacy activities to eligible individuals, 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.
A technical assistance webinar will be held on March 7, 2017. Potential applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the application. Questions may also be submitted to AskAE.firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions and responses will be available in the FAQ section on the website.
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.