Funds Available for Adult Education

February 14, 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 April 4, 2001.  

An orientation for the application process will be held at the South Charleston Ramada Inn on February 27, 2001, from 9 a.m. to noon.  

Application forms and additional information are available from Kathi Polis, West Virginia Department of Education, Building 6, Room 230, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305-0330, or by calling (304) 558-6317.  

The purpose of the Adult Education and Family Literacy 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; assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children; and assist 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 non-profit agencies, libraries, public housing authorities, agencies which have the ability to provide literacy services to adults and families; and consortiums of the named entities.

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