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Funding Opportunity 2017 18 Adult Education And Family Literacy Act Aefla Federal Grant Application Available

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Office of Adult Education Initiatives (AEI) is soliciting applications from eligible providers within Colorado to develop, implement, and improve adult education and literacy activities within Colorado by establishing or operating programs that provide a comprehensive service model for adult education and literacy services and instruction, including programs that provide such activities concurrently.

Approximately $5.2 million is estimated to be available for adult education and literacy for the 2017-2018 fiscal year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). Additionally, approximately $750,000 is estimated to be available specifically for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) program services for the 2017-18 fiscal year. CDE anticipates awarding 20-30 three-year grants, ranging from $100,000 to $500,000+. Note: Applicants must demonstrate a match of 40% of the funds requested.

An application training webinar will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016, from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Register for this technical assistance via Eventbrite at

If interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please submit the Letter of Intent by Friday, January 6, 2017, 11:59 pm at:

Applications will be due Tuesday, February 21, 2017. For additional information and to access the application, please visit the website below.

For More Information, Contact: Tricia Johnson, Ed.D. Adult Education Initiatives Phone: 303-866-6640 Email: