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2017-2018 Adult Education and Literacy Grant Proposal

Adult Education and Literacy grant proposals are now being accepted for 2017-2018 for the following counties: Kingfisher, Blaine, Dewey and Major.

ODCTE requests proposals for funding to implement adult basic education throughout the state. The purpose of this grant proposal is to fund programs that achieve the following:

  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 these criteria:
    1. Are necessary to becoming full partners in the educational development of their children.
    2. Lead to sustainable improvements in the economic opportunities for their family.
  3. Assist adults in attaining a secondary school diploma and in making 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:
    1. Improving these skills:
      1. Reading, writing, speaking and comprehension in English.
      2. Mathematics.
    2. Acquiring an understanding of the American system of Government, freedom, and citizenship.


Funding will be available for the following areas:

  • Adult education and literacy activities

Eligible Applicants

Applicants eligible to submit proposals include the following:

  1. A local educational agency.
  2. A community-based 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 items 1-7 and that 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 items 1-8.

Application materials are provided below:

ABE local application 2017-2018 Kingfisher, Blaine, Dewey, and Major Counties

Attachment A Adult Basic Education Handbook

Attachment B Oklahoma Adult Education and Literacy Assessment Policy

Attachment C Oklahoma Adult Basic Education and Literacy Performance Targets

Attachment D Oklahoma ABE State Plan

Review Procedures

Proposals will be reviewed by a committee. Notification to organizations applying for the grant will be made no later than August 31, 2017.

Grant Period

The grant period will begin July 1, 2017. The award cycle for this grant will be for one year. Awards will be given for program year 2017-2018. There will not be a renewal for this application. A new competition under the full WIOA guidelines will occur in the Fall of 2017

Proposal Submission and Deadlines

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.
  • The proposal must use 1-inch margins.
  • The proposal must be a maximum of 25 pages. 

NOTE: You will be disqualified if you hand-write this application.

The deadline for the submission is July 30, 2017. 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 applications.

NOTE: Paper copies will not be accepted.

Contact Information:

Marcus Ripp, Adult Basic Education Specialist, (405) 880-5237

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

Jared Bates, Ph.D., Federal programs manager (405) 743-5569

Information regarding the regranting competition in 2017-2018

More information on the 4 year grant will be coming soon. 

Below is a link to a Technical Assistance Document meant to help guide interested applications in writing your RFP for the 4 year grant (FY19-FY22). 

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