Idaho Career & Technical Education will be simultaneously competing three (3) distinct funding opportunities during 2021. Funds will be awarded to support Adult Education and Literacy programs in the State of Idaho.
Services must be provided to eligible adults, defined as anyone who is at least 16 years of age who is not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under state law. Additionally, eligible participants must either: be basic skills deficient, lack a secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent, or be an English language learner.
Applicants must have a proven track record (i.e. demonstrated effectiveness) in providing Adult Education, Literacy, or English Language programs in order to be considered for funding. Applicants with no previous experience or history providing Adult Education are not eligible to apply.
The state will award grants under three funding streams to support Adult Education and Literacy in Idaho. These funding streams are listed below, and explained in greater depth in the application packet. Applicants are welcome to apply for grants under any or all of these available programs.
Section 231: Regional Adult Education and Literacy programs. Grants will be awarded to one entity or consortium in each of Idaho’s six service regions. Selected applicants will be the primary provider for federal Adult Education and Literacy services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for the region.
Section 225: Adult Education for Incarcerated Individuals. Grants will be awarded to support programs which provide Adult Education to incarcerated and institutionalized populations. Multiple applicants may be considered for funding.
Section 243: Integrated English Language and Civics Education. Grants will be awarded to support programs that provide English language acquisition and civics education, and which give participants access to an integrated education and training program. Programs funded through this grant must meet specific regulatory requirements as outlined in 34 DFR 463.33-463.38. Please refer to the application packet for more information about these requirements.
This competition will be used to select grantees to provide Adult Education programs and services as defined and authorized under Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).