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Purpose of Program:
The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs) program is authorized under title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) (20 U.S.C.
9253(2)(H)), the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA).
Under section 243 of the AEFLA, the Secretary is authorized to establish and carry out a program of national leadership activities to enhance the quality of adult education and literacy programs nationwide.
Through the LINCS RPDC grants funded under this competition, we intend to support evidenced-based virtual or in-person adult education professional development (AEPD) activities in order to assist educators who provide adult education services 1 or adult education instruction 2 to adult learners (adult educators).
In addition, the LINCS RPDC grants will enhance the quality of adult education and literacy nationwide by disseminating information to each eligible agency responsible for administering or supervising policy for adult education and literacy programs under section 203(4) of the AEFLA 3 (eligible agency), and to adult education and related organizations within each State and outlying area.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Adult education services (e.g., career counseling, transportation counseling, education counseling) are provided to adult learners by educators who may include staff of eligible providers identified in section 203(5) of the AEFLA, as well as State staff responsible for the implementation of adult education programs.
2 Adult education instruction (e.g., instruction in basic literacy, mathematics, and English language skills) is provided to adult learners by educators who may include adult education teachers and other instructional personnel of eligible providers identified in section 203(5) of the AEFLA.
3 Section 203(4) of the AEFLA defines the term ``eligible agency'' as ``the sole entity or agency in a State or an outlying area responsible for administering or supervising policy for adult education and literacy in the State or outlying area, respectively, consistent with the law of the State or outlying area, respectively.'' Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
8 4. 191B.
Applications for grants under the LINCS Regional Professional Development Centers, CFDA Number 8 4. 191B, must be submitted electronically using the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov.
Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application.
You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant application to us.