That’s right! More than 40 Million in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant Funds are available now.

If you 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, then NYSED has released an RFP you will be interested in. With this funding a grantee may also assist these individuals in completing their secondary school education.

Four competitions are found in this RFP: 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. The awards have a duration of three years, beginning in July 2018, with possible extensions for up to two years. The size of the award varies by type, and each category has a different amount of funding.

Public school districts and BOCES are eligible to apply, as are a wide range of other organizations, including non-profit CBOs, faith based organizations, institution of higher education, and libraries.

Evaluation, and evaluation-related services, are required by the RFP. Via Evaluation (VIA) can join your grant team, and draft your evaluation sections for your review, all at no cost to your organization. Once notified of your approval, Via Evaluation will execute your program evaluation expertly and efficiently. We have over 20 years of experience evaluating NYSED grants, and are one of the most experienced evaluation firms in the state.

Via Evaluation is a majority women-owned business, and we can help you meet the M/WBE participation goal of 30%. Via Evaluation also provides many services that are helpful to applicants.

Call us today to have VIA support your work with MTIP, please call Gary Ciurczak at (716) 362-0627 or email us at info@viaeval.com.