The 2021-2025 AEFLA Request for Applications is now CLOSED

An update showcasing all AEFLA grant awardees will be posted shortly.

NMHED would like to thank everyone who applied for this grant, as well as all those who devoted their time and expertise to the application and review process.

Pre-Application Webinar

NMHED held a pre-application webinar for interested applicants on March 10, 2021. 

Pre-application webinar

NMHED required all questions pertaining to the RfA to be submitted in writing, and all questions were responded to in writing.  Questions and answers are posted at the end of this webpage.


The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), Adult Education Division, announces a Request for Applications (RFA) to receive grants to support the operation of Adult Education and Family Literacy programs and to support Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education programs in New Mexico. Grants will be funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II, and by the New Mexico State Legislature. Providers will deliver services in collaboration with WIOA Titles I, III, and IV partners.

Grants will be awarded for a four-year period: Fiscal years 2022-2025 (beginning on July 1, 2021, and ending on June 30, 2025). Continuation of funding through this four-year period is dependent upon availability of funds and adherence to grant requirements.

The purpose of this grant application is to fund programs that:

  1. Assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency;
  2. Assist adults who are parents or family members to obtain the education and skills that—

        (A) Are necessary to becoming full partners in the educational development of their children; and

        (B) Lead to sustainable improvements in the economic opportunities for their family;

    3.  Assist adults in attaining a secondary school diploma and in the transition to postsecondary education and training, including through career pathways; and

    4.  Assist immigrants and other individuals who are English language learners in—

         (A) Improving their—

                (i) reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills in English; and

                (ii) mathematics skills; and

          (B) acquiring an understanding of the American system of Government, individual freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship.