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Funding Opportunity

The Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 requires that states solicit applicants to compete for Adult Education and Literacy funds (AEL). Below are the documents related to the 2023 competition for the July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025 grant period.


  • Funding Opportunity and Grant Application Released – February 15, 2023
  • Applicant Workshops (optional) – February 22, 2023 and March 10, 2023
  • Proposal Due Date – April 7, 2023 (4:30 p.m.)
  • Awards Announced – May 15, 2023
  • Grant Period Begins – July 1, 2023

Applicant Workshops

Applicant workshops will be held virtually on February 22, 2023 (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) and March 10, 2023 (10:30 a.m. – noon). Attending a workshop is not a requirement.

Please RSVP by emailing Miranda Scott at You will be sent a link to the virtual Microsoft Teams meeting for your chosen workshop.

Slide Deck: Adult Education and Literacy 2023-2025 Grant Competition Applicant Workshop Presentation

Slide Deck Note Sheets: Adult Education and Literacy 2023-2025 Grant Competition Applicant Workshop

Application Materials

The application materials are below:

Contact Robin Castle at with any questions about the funding opportunity.

Policies and Manuals

Other Resources

COVID-19 Guidance

Please visit COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Schools for a complete list of AOE guidance related to COVID-19.


Page last updated on February 3, 2022.


Email Robin Castle, State Director of Adult Education & Literacy,  or call (802) 828-0508.