Adult Education and Literacy Grant Program (Montana)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Montana Office of Public Instruction


    The purpose of Adult Education (AE) is to create partnerships between the federal government, states, and localities to provide, on a voluntary basis, AE and literacy programs and services in order to:

    • Assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency;
    • Assist adults in attaining a high school equivalency diploma and prepare for the transition to post-secondary education and training through career pathways;
    • Assist English Language Learners in improving their reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills in English, mathematical skills, and acquiring an understanding of the American system of government and the responsibilities of citizenship; and
    • Assist adults to become engaged parents, strong employees, and contribute toward an educated and competitive workforce to the benefit of all state citizens.

    Funding must be used for the implementation of free adult education services to eligible individuals age 16 and older.


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Unallowable Items with Federal Funds

    • Advertising and promotion costs.
    • Alcoholic beverages.
    • Alumni activities.
    • Entertainment or food.
    • Capital expenditures.
    • Childcare costs.
    • Commencements or graduation ceremonies.
    • Contributions and donations.
    • Cost of institution-furnished automobiles for personal use by employees.
    • Costs for defense and prosecution of criminal or civil proceedings, claims, appeals, and patent infringements.
    • Donations and contributions.
    • Fines and penalties resulting from violations of, or failure of the institution to comply with, federal, state and local or foreign laws and regulations.
    • Fundraising, solicitations, gifts, or investment costs.
    • HiSETS testing fees for test-takers.
    • Goods or services for personal use.
    • Housing and personal living expenses.
    • Lobbying.
    • Membership costs.
    • Salaries or expenses for school boards or boards of directors.
    • Scholarships and student aid costs.


    Katie Madsen

    Katie Madsen
    46 N Last Chance Gulch PO Box 200601
    Helena, MT 59620
    (406) 444-4443
    (406) 444-0847

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to:
    1. A local educational agency
    2. A community-based or faith-based organization
    3. A volunteer literacy organization
    4. An institution of higher education
    5. A public or private nonprofit agency
    6. A library
    7. A public housing authority
    8. A nonprofit institution that is not described in any of the organizations in 1 through 7 above and has the ability to provide AE and literacy activities to eligible individuals.
    9. A consortium or coalition of the agencies, organizations, institutions, libraries, or authorities described in any of the organizations in 1 through 8 above
    10. Partnership between an employer and an entity described in any of the organizations in 1 through 9 above.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by April 15, 2022, at 5:00 pm Mountain Time. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    The estimated federal allocation for this grant is $1,000,000 and the state allocation is $525,000.

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