Adult Education--Basic Grants to States

Current Section  Purpose
 Office of Vocational and Adult Education Home

Program Office: Adult Education and Literacy

CFDA Number: 84.002
Program Type: Formula Grants

Program Description

This program provides grants to states to fund local programs of adult education and literacy services, including workplace literacy services; family literacy services; English literacy programs and integrated English literacy-civics education programs. Participation in these programs is limited to adults and out-of-school youths age 16 and older who are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under state law.

Types of Projects

More than 2,500 programs deliver instruction through public schools, community colleges, libraries, and community-based organizations, and other providers. The programs provide instruction in reading, numeracy, GED preparation, and English literacy. More than 1.8 million adults participated in programs in program year 2011-12.

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Last Modified: 03/26/2014