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Request for Grant Proposals

Request for Proposals

The TDLWD Adult Education Division announces the availability of grant funds to provide Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education services in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Please see grant materials, below:

Executive Summary

What is the grant?

The grant is to implement and provide an Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) program with English language, citizenship, and workforce education services to adult immigrants. Its purpose is to prepare students to succeed in the Tennessee workforce. It is administered through the U.S. Department of Education and TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD).

Who is the grant intended to serve?

The grant is to serve adult immigrants and English language learners, including professionals with degrees and credentials obtained in their native countries.

Where will the grant provide services?

Hamilton County, Tennessee

Who may apply for the grant?

An organization that has demonstrated effectiveness in providing adult education and literacy activities.

What is the grant amount and period?

$160,000 (October 2021 - June 2022)

  • $150,000 IELCE | $10,000 State AE General 

$160,000 (July 2022 - June 2023)

  • $150,000 IELCE | $10,000 State AE General 

How will grantees receive funds?

Grantees will receive funds through a monthly cost reimbursement process unless otherwise authorized.

Is there a match requirement?

TDLWD requires grantees to match 10% of the total IELCE award with non-Federal sources of funds or in-kind contributions.

Notice of intent deadline: July 9, 2021

Q&A available: June 18, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Application deadline: August 6, 2021

Announcement of awardees: August 31, 2021