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PY 2019-2022 Adult Education and Literacy Grant Proposals

Agency Issuing Request for Proposal

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education requests proposals for funding to implement adult basic education. The purpose of this grant proposal is to fund programs that meet the following criteria:

    1. Assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency.
    2. Assist adults who are parents or family members to obtain the education and skills that meet the following criteria:
      • Are necessary to becoming full partners in the educational development of their children.
      • Lead to sustainable improvements in the economic opportunities for their families.
    3. Assist adults in attaining secondary school diplomad and in the transition to postsecondary education and training, including through career pathways.
    4. Assist immigrants and other individuals who are English language learners in the following:
      • Improving these skills:
        1. Reading, writing, speaking and comprehension of English.
        2. Mathematics.
      • Acquiring an understanding of the American system of government, individual freedom and the responsibilities of citizenship.

Funding will be available for the following areas:

    1. Adult education and literacy activities.
    2. Corrections education and other education of institutionalized individuals.
    3. Integrated English literacy and civics education.
      • IELCE funds are to be used in combination with integrated education and training activities. Integrated education and training programs must include the following three components:
        1. Adult education and literacy activities.
        2. Workforce preparation activities.
        3. Workforce training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster.

Eligible Applicants

Your organization must be considered an eligible provider to receive federal adult basic education funding. An “eligible provider” means an organization that has demonstrated effectiveness in providing adult education and literacy activities that may include the following:

    1. A local educational agency.
    2. A community-based organization or faith-based organization.
    3. A volunteer literacy organization.
    4. An institution of higher education.
    5. A public or private nonprofit agency.
    6. A library.
    7. A public housing authority.
    8. A nonprofit institution that is not described in any of points 1-7 and has the ability to provide adult education and literacy activities to eligible individuals.
    9. A consortium or coalition of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries or authorities described in any of points 1-8.
    10. A partnership between an employer and an entity described in any of points 1-9.

From grant funds made available under section 222(a)(1), each eligible agency shall award multiyear grants or contracts, on a competitive basis to eligible providers within the state or outlying area to enable the eligible providers to develop, implement, and improve adult education and literacy activities within the state (§231).

Contact Information, Documents, Deadlines and Procedures

Charlie Weeks, Adult Basic Education Specialist (405) 564-3756

Lance Allee, Adult Basic Education Specialist (405) 880-5235

Joanne Dewald, Financial Analyst (405) 743-5570 joanne,

Jared Bates, Ph.D.
State Director of Adult Basic Education/Federal Programs Manager
(405) 743-5569

Review Procedures

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee. Notification to organizations applying for the grant will be made no later than May 30, 2018.

Grant Period

The grant period will begin July 1, 2018. The award cycle for all grants will be for four years. Awards will be given for program years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022. Continuation of the award during this four-year cycle will be dependent on the satisfactory implementation of the programs and services outlined under AEFLA.

Proposal Submission and Deadlines defined by the State

All proposals shall explicitly follow the following specifications:

  • The proposal must use 12-point Times New Roman or Candara.
  • The proposal must be double-spaced.
  • The proposal must be created with Microsoft Office Word® or pdf.
  • The proposal must use 1-inch margins.
  • The proposal must be a maximum of 27 pages (3 pages for Section I, 20 pages for Section II, 1 page for Section III, and 3 pages for Section IV) .

Hand-written applications will not be accepted.

The deadline for the submission is January 31, 2018. You will be notified within one business day of receipt of your application. If you do not receive a notification within this timeframe, please contact an ABE staff member at ODCTE to ensure your application was received. Applications must be emailed to You may also “carbon copy” applications to,,, and ODCTE staff and other individuals with competent knowledge of adult basic education will review the applications. Local workforce development boards will review applications to determine alignment of the applications with their local plans and provide recommendations to the ODCTE. The ODCTE will review the application and make a determination of award recipients by May 30, 2018.


ABE local application PY2019-PY2022

Adult Education and Family Literacy RFP Rubric PY2019-2022

Adult Basic Education Technical Assistance Document Section 463

Budget Worksheet FY18-1

Budget Worksheet FY18-Completed

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