Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title II and Welfare Education Program Funding


The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to provide adult education and literacy services to assist out-of-school youth and adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency and assist these individuals in the completion of a secondary school education.  There are four types of competition: 1) Adult Basic Education and Literacy Services, 2) Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), 3) Corrections Education and Other Institutionalized Education Programs and 4) Literacy Zones.

Project Period:

Successful applicants will be funded for July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027 

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible Applicants may include:

(A) a local educational agency;
(B) a community-based organization or faith-based organization;
(C) a volunteer literacy organization;
(D) an institution of higher education;
(E) a public or private nonprofit agency;
(F) a library;
(G) a public housing authority;
(H) a nonprofit institution that is not described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (G) and has the ability to provide adult education and literacy activities to eligible individuals.
(I) a consortium or coalition of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries, or authorities described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (H); and
(J) a partnership between an employer and an entity described in any of subparagraphs (A) through (I). 

Only agencies whose application demonstrates effectiveness exhibited on Attachment 3 or have included their New York State (NYS) National Reporting System (NRS) Report Card demonstrating their performance will be scored. Any program placed under corrective action by New York State Education Department (NYSED) for FY2018/19 is not eligible to apply WIOA funds.  

Questions & Answers:

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail to by 12/22/2020. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted to ACCES procurement webpage no later than 01/12/2021.

Submission Due Date:

Submit 1 original and 2 copies postmarked by March 30, 2021.

Attn:  Marisa Boomhower
New York State Education Department
ACCES-Adult Education Programs and Policy
89 Washington Avenue Room 460 EBA
Albany, New York 12234

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