The Alabama Community College System (ACCS), Adult Education Division (AE) is requesting proposals for funding from eligible providers to develop, implement, and improve adult education and literacy activities within the State by establishing or operating programs to provide a comprehensive service model for adult education and literacy services, including programs that provide such activities concurrently. This funding is made available through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA). The Request for Proposal (RFP), instructions and general information apply to all of the following grant opportunities:
An organization must be considered an eligible provider to receive federal adult basic education funding. An “eligible provider” is defined as an organization that has demonstrated effectiveness in providing adult education and literacy activities. These organizations may include, but are not limited to (WIOA Title II Section 203(5); 34 CFR 463.23):
|Proposal released and posted to ACCS website||February 16, 2018|
|Bidder’s Conference||Friday, February 23, 2018 Webinar|
|Deadline: Grant Proposals due to ACCS, Adult Education Division||April 2, 2018|
|Review of Proposals by Local Workforce Investment Boards and Review Committee||April 2, 2018 – May 4, 2018|
|Deadline: LWIBs and Review Committee Results/comments to AE||May 4, 2018|
|AE conducts final review and makes final determination for awarding funding.||May 4 – 18, 2018|
|Official Award Notification Letter to Successful Applicants||May 18, 2018|
|WIOA Adult Education Grant Period Begins||July 1, 2018|
BIDDER’S CONFERENCE WEBINAR
The purpose of the Bidder’s Conference is to answer questions to clarify the RFP requirements and provide supplemental information to assist potential eligible applicants in submitting responses to the RFP. While the conference is not mandatory, interested parties are strongly encouraged to participate.
WHEN: February 23, 2018, 9:30AM – 11:30 AM, Central Standard Time
FORMAT: Webinar https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/270445517
CALL-IN INFORMATION: (312) 757-3121, code 270-445-517
LETTER OF INTENT TO APPLY
The Letter of Intent to Apply (see Quick Links) is optional, but helpful for the review process in determining the resources necessary to efficiently conduct the application review process. Please submit the Letter of Intent to Apply by Feb. 26, 2018 to email@example.com
PREPARING AND SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
Proposal Submission Requirements
Applicants must submit three (3) complete copies of the RFP package.
Mail Paper Copies to: Alabama Community College System
Adult Education Division
Attn: David Walters
135 S Union St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Deadline for Submission is April 2, 2018, no later than 4:00 p.m. CT
Proposals must be submitted in the format and content specified in these instructions.
Please refer to the RFP QUICK LINKS for the following documents:
After reviewing the information, eligible organizations/applicants may submit questions to ACCS, AE. Questions should be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls will be accepted. Questions and responses will be posted on the ACCS website at www.accs.cc.