In partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED), the Higher Education Department is soliciting applications from eligible adult diploma program providers to fulfill requirements in state law.
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The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), Adult Education Division, announced 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 are 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 deliver services in collaboration with WIOA Titles I, III, and IV partners.
Grants are 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 New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) distributed up to a total of $708,795 (seven hundred eight thousand, seven hundred ninety-five dollars) in grants under this Request for Applications (RFA) for funding appropriated to NMHED in 2020 by the New Mexico State Legislature for an “adult literacy program.”
The purpose of this grant application is to support a NMHED adult literacy program that further promotes adult literacy in New Mexico through direct programming and partnerships among literacy programs and adult education programs throughout the state who focus on one-on-one and small group tutoring for low literacy adults. Low literacy adults are those with a reading level at or below grade 6 as measured by a standardized assessment such as TABE or CASAS, or other nationally recognized assessment of adult learning.