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2018 Adult Basic Education Grant Announcment

All 2018-19 competitive grants have closed.  The Division of Adult Education is no longer accepting applications.

Questions regarding the Division of Adult Education grant competitions should be emailed to ra-able@pa.gov. Answers to previously submitted questions are in the Division of Adult Education Grant Competition Frequently Asked Questions document below.
  
On February 17, 2018, the Pennsylvania Bulletin posted an announcement of availability of grant funds for adult basic education services administered by the Division of Adult Education. The Division of Adult Education anticipates opening the competitive grants the week of February 26, 2018. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
   
Grant applications will be submitted through the eGrants system. For access to the eGrants system and the related grant opportunities, prospective applicants should send an email to ra-able@pa.gov with the subject line “Division of Adult Education grant competition.” In the body of the email, prospective applicants should state the agency name and identify which Division of Adult Education grants the agency plans to apply for. Prior to sending the email, the applicant should search for the agency record in the PDE Education Names and Addresses (EdNA) database. 

  1. Agencies found in EdNA should include in their email their Administrative Unit Number (AUN) and contact information for the individual at the agency who will create and complete the grant application.
  2. Agencies not listed in EdNA should indicate in the email that they are not in the state database and provide contact information for the agency administrator who will work with division staff to establish a listing and be assigned an AUN.
  3. Under extraordinary circumstances affecting an agency’s access to the eGrants system, the requirement to submit the grant application via eGrants may be waived. Eligible applicants who believe they have such circumstances should contact the Division of Adult Education at ra-able@pa.gov prior to the application due date to discuss an alternative submission process. Please note that the application deadline will be the same for all grant applications regardless of submission process.

Resources

Division of Adult Education Grant Competition Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) - Updated on April 4, 2018

Tips for Creating Division of Adult Education Grant Applications in eGrants (PDF)

Note: The documents with grant content are for reference only. Grant applications will be submitted via eGrants as indicated above.

Adult Basic Education Direct Service Request for Grant Applications Guidelines (PDF)
Adult Basic Education Direct Service Grant Content (PDF)
Adult Basic Education Direct Service Webinar Slides and Transcript (PDF)
Watch the Video  (YouTube)

Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Program RGA Guidelines (PDF)
Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Program Grant Content (PDF)
Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Webinar Slides and Transcript (PDF)
Watch the Video (YouTube)

Statewide Distance Learning Project RGA Guidelines (PDF)
Statewide Distance Learning Project Grant Content (PDF)
Statewide Distance Learning Project Webinar Slides and Transcript (PDF)
Watch the Video (YouTube)

Federal State Leadership Distance Education Technical Assistance RGA Guidelines (PDF)
Federal State Leadership Distance Education Technical Assistance Grant Content (PDF)
Federal State Leadership Distance Education Technical Assistance Webinar Slides and Transcript (PDF)
Watch the Video (YouTube)

Adult Education and Family Literacy Program Guidelines (PDF)
Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Checklist (PDF)
Integrated Education and Training Checklist (PDF)

Division of Adult Education Policies (draft versions of Program Year 2018-19 policies) 

C.100 Adult Education and Family Literacy Performance Standards
C.130 Verifying and Reporting Data
C.135 Cohorts for the Primary Indicators of Performance
C.800 Nonimmigrant Foreign Students with F-1 Visa
C.900 Safety and Security
D.100 Adult Learner Assessment
D.120 Special Needs Student Assessment
D.130 Distance Learning
F.100 Professional Development
G.100 Adult Education and the Workforce Development System
 

Policy C. 135 Verifying and Reporting Data (historical)
Program Year 2014-15 and 2015-16, C.135 (PDF)
Program Year 2016-17, C.135 (PDF)
 

Pennsylvania WIOA Combined State Plan

Regional and Local Workforce Plans

As part of the grant application process, applicants will describe how their proposed services are consistent with the local workforce plan for each local area in which they propose to provide services. Below are links to the regional and local plans. For each region, the document includes the regional workforce plan followed by the local workforce plan(s). Regions 1, 2, 7, 9, and 10 comprise multiple local workforce areas. The documents for those regions include local plans for each of the local areas. Applicants will need to search the document for the appropriate local plans.

  • Region 1 – Northwest (Northwest WDA, West Central WDA)
  • Region 2 – Southwest (Pittsburgh City/Allegheny County (Three Rivers) WDAs, Southwest Corner WDA, Tri-County WDA, Westmoreland/Fayette WDA)
  • Region 3 – North Central (North Central WDA)
  • Region 4 – Southern Alleghenies (Southern Alleghenies WDA)
  • Region 5 – Northern Tier (Northern Tier WDA)
  • Region 6 – Central (Central WDA)
  • Region 7 – Northeast (Lackawanna County WDA, Luzerne/Schuylkill County WDA, Pocono Counties WDA)
  • Region 8 – Lehigh Valley (Lehigh Valley WDA)
  • Region 9 – South Central (Lancaster County WDA, South Central WDA)
  • Region 10 – Southeast (Berks County WDA, Bucks County WDA, Chester County WDA, Delaware County WDA, Montgomery County WDA, Philadelphia WDA)

Local workforce plans are also available on each local workforce board’s website. Many local boards have also posted the Memoranda of Understanding for the PA CareerLink® sites.

Map of Pennsylvania’s Local Workforce Areas (PDF)