WVDE Announces Availability of Funds for Adult Education

Posted: November 05, 2001
The West Virginia Department of Education announces that applications are available for funds under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.  

Applications must be postmarked no later than Feb.15, 2002.  

Orientation meetings for the application process are scheduled for Wed., Nov. 28, at 9 a.m. at the Monongalia County Technical Education Center in Morgantown; Friday, Nov. 30, at 9 a.m. at the Hampshire County Career Center in Romney; Wed. Dec. 5, at 9 a.m. at the Raleigh County Adult Learning Center in Beckley; and Friday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. at the Cabell County Career Technical Center in Huntington.  

Applications and additional information are available from Kathi Polis or George Drain, West Virginia Department of Education, Building 6, Room 230, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV, 25305-0330, or by calling 304-558-6317. Interested persons with internet access may obtain an application by visiting http://www.wvabe.org and clicking on the application link.  

The purpose of the Adult Education and Family Act is to operate Adult Basic Education programs for adults 16 years of age and older and not enrolled in school. Adult Basic Education activities will assist adults to become literate and to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency. The Act also assists adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the education development of their children. It further assists adults in the completion of the GED or high school diploma through the External Diploma Program.  

Eligible applicants include county boards of education, community colleges, the state correctional agency, community-based organizations, public or private nonprofit agencies, libraries, public housing authorities, agencies which have the ability to provide literacy services to adults and families and a consortium of the named entities.

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