New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES)
Grants to New York libraries and nonprofit and community organizations for literacy programs. Nonprofit applicants must prequalify before the deadline. Funding is intended to assist adults working towards a high school equivalency diploma in obtaining the knowledge and literacy skills necessary for self-sufficiency and employment.
Adult Literacy Education provides funding to support adult literacy education
programs including Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of Other
Languages (ESOL), and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) programs. At least 50
percent of the participants receiving services must be at the lowest beginning New
York Reporting System (NYRS) of Adult Basic Education and/or English for
Speakers of Other Languages that is NYRS Levels 1 and 2. Up to 50% can be for
participants at the highest two levels of Adult Secondary Education that is NRS
Levels 5 and 6. These students must be preparing to take the NYS HSE exam
leading to an HSE diploma.
Under this RFP, ACCES seeks to fund two components: Component A - funds direct instructional programs within the seven (7) Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN) regions of New York State; Component B – funds two (2) Support and Technical Assistance Centers (STAC), one (1) for programs in New York City (NYC) and one (1) for programs funded in Rest of State RAEN regions.
Program guidelines for Component A:
Program guidelines for Component B:
For more program guidelines, click here: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/common/acces/files/aepp/ale-rfp20010.pdf#page=20
GrantWatch ID#: 187361
Two Support and Technical Assistance Centers (STAC) will be funded.
Maximum award amounts for Component A grants vary depending on the region, and range from $150,000 to $250,000.
Maximum award amounts for Component B grants is up to $450,00 per STAC.
Successful applicants will be funded for July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
New York State Education Department
Attn: ACCES- Adult Education Program Policy
89 Washington Avenue
Room 460 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
Questions and NOIs should be directed to: ALERFP@nysed.gov
The following are the designated contacts for this procurement:
Program Matters: Marisa Boomhower
Fiscal Matters: Lucas Rodriguez
M/WBE Matters: Brian Hackett
USA: New York City; New York