Grant Opportunities

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The Office of Adult Education is pleased to announce its multiyear adult education grant competition. Eligible providers can apply to receive federal and state matching funds, provided under the Adult Education & Family Literacy Act, to provide adult education and literacy activities to individuals over the age of 16 without a high school diploma or who are basic skills deficient, as well as English language learners.

Per section 203 of WIOA and 34 CFR ┬ž 463.23, an organization that has demonstrated effectiveness in providing adult education and literacy activities is eligible to apply for a grant. These organizations may include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 described above and has the ability to provide adult education and literacy activities to eligible individuals;
  • A consortium or coalition of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries, or authorities described above.
  • A partnership between an employer and any entity described above.

More information regarding the available grant opportunities, including the time frame and application process, will be available in January.

Technical Assistance Day

OAE will hold a technical assistance day for all interested applicants on February 10, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at:

Chattahoochee Technical College – North Metro Campus
Building D – Economic Development, Room 400 (Conference Room and Auditorium)
5198 Ross Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Click here to register for the Technical Assistance Day.

OAE recommends that interested applicants bring both a program leader as well as a finance staff person. Please note that OAE will record the Technical Assistance Day and make the recording available for all applicants.

Grant Application Materials
The grant application materials, including the grant guidelines, application questions, and scoring rubrics will be available here in late January or early February, prior to the Technical Assistance Day scheduled for February 10th.
    Ask a Question
    If you have a question about the current adult education grant opportunities, please submit your question using the form below. OAE staff will review your question and respond on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Answers to Submitted Questions section of this page. Please be sure to check the FAQ and Answers to Submitted Questions section prior to submitting your question in case it has already been answered.

    Please note, in order to ensure all applicants have direct and equitable access to information about the grant opportunities, OAE Is not able to answer questions by phone.

    FAQs and Answers to Submitted Questions

    When will the Technical Assistance grant application materials be available?
    The technical assistance grant application materials will be available in late January or early February, prior to the Technical Assistance Day scheduled for February 10th.