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Adult Education and Literacy

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The Division of Adult Education and Literacy (DAEL) administers adult education and literacy programs that help adults acquire the basic skills they need including reading, writing, math, English language proficiency, and problem-solving to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.

DAEL's responsibilities include:

  • Administering the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) formula grant program to States (Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA));
  • Providing assistance to States to improve program quality, accountability and capacity; and
  • Establishing national leadership activities to enhance the quality of adult education.

To learn more about the adult education and literacy program, please visit our AEFLA website for the latest information and resources.

Individuals and local providers should check with their state offices for more information on how to obtain funding for adult education and literacy programs. Visit the Department’s grant page for more information about other opportunities.

Last Modified: 11/16/2023