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Request for Application Process

Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) Skills U, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, is accepting applications from eligible applicants to develop, implement, and improve adult education and literacy activities within the state by establishing and/or operating programs to provide a comprehensive service model for adult education and literacy services, including programs that provide such activities concurrently for fiscal year July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019, for the following counties: Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Rockcastle, Taylor. This funding is made available through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), and Kentucky's General Fund Appropriation.

The Request for Application (RFA), instructions and general information apply to all of the following separate grant opportunities:

Required core services are adult education and literacy activities; English language acquisition (ELA) activities; family literacy activities; workforce preparation activities; workplace adult education and literacy activities; integrated English literacy and civics education (IELCE) services; integrated education and training (IET), and local corrections education in counties with full-service jails

As this is a competitive process, KYAE welcomes and strongly encourages all eligible applicants to apply.  All eligible agencies have the right to compete for adult education funding.  All proposals from eligible agencies will be reviewed and considered for funding, regardless of whether the eligible agency has provided services in the past.

Eligible Applicants

Description of Documents and Expectations

Application Submission Checklist


Preparing and Submitting Application

Submission Requirements:


Application Deadline

All applications must be sent by email in the original format – in a Word document or Excel spreadsheet. Do not convert to an alternate format. All application materials must be submitted electronically to Toni Quire at no later than 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), May 16, 2018.

The original Grant Signature Page, Assurances, Affidavit for Bidders or Offerors, and Services Commitments, all signed by the authorizing agent with required signatures, must be mailed hard copy to the address above and postmarked on or before May 16, 2018.

This is a competitive application process; therefore, no late applications will be accepted or considered.


General Information and Application Grant Requirements (894K PDF)

Description of Documents and Expectations (209K PDF)


Forms and Narrative Documents

Grant Signature Page (68K WORD)

Assurances (29K WORD)

Required Affidavit for Bidders or Offerors (27K WORD)

Service Area Selection (68K WORD)

Consortium Member Applicants, if applicable (68K WORD)

Demonstrated Effectiveness (31K EXCEL)

13 Considerations (68K WORD)

Services Commitments and Age Appropriate Environment (30K WORD)

Program Design

Integrated Education and Training (28K WORD)

Accelerating Opportunity (AOKY)/AOKY Fast Track (26K WORD)


Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), if applicable


Guiding Documents

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) WIOA webpage

Definitions (211K PDF)

Personnel Example of Duties (353K PDF)

Interactive Staffing Tool (31K EXCEL) 


Clarifying Resources Collected During Statewide RFA Process

If you have clarifying questions concerning the content of the RFA, and cannot find the answers contained within the posted documents above, contact (email only) Natalie Cummins at  Please no phone calls. 

If you have technical difficulties in electronically submitting this information, please contact Toni Quire at, or (502) 892-3056.


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