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The Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) promotes programs that help American adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major areas of support are Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and English Language Acquisition. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem-solving.
Our office provides funds to states for adult education and literacy programs. The amount each state receives is based on a formula established by Congress. States, in turn, distribute funds to local eligible entities to provide adult education and literacy services. Individuals and local providers should check with their state offices for more information on how to obtain funding for adult education programs.
The Division provides assistance to states to improve program quality and capacity by taking a lead in providing resources to guide the improvement of adult education and literacy services.
For the latest news and information about career and technical education and adult education, see the “OVAE Connection newsletter.”