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Page Updated: 2-1-2021

Request for Proposals have been sent to all adult literacy organizations on our list. Please contact Rita Layne at 804-237-8909 or vlilv@earthlink.net if you have not received a packet, or download PDF documents on this page.

RFP changes were made in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic’s effect on CBLOs. Notice the changes in activities eligible for funding:

Activities Eligible for Funding

Priority Activities: these activities will receive higher score points

  1. Collaborative efforts with local Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) and One-Stop  partners, local regional public adult basic education programs, local businesses and post-secondary education programs, and local businesses and apprenticeship programs that  teach workforce skills for collective impact.
  2. Classes with 12 or more hours of yearly instruction.
  3. Improved or streamlined data collection, with standardized pre- and post-tests that measure student progress.

COVID-19 and Post COVID-19 Continuation Activities

  1. Classes that teach individuals how to use a computer, tablet, or cell phone, or Google  Drive, or specific software, such Zoom, Skype, or Apps for online literacy instruction and as a tool to complete civics, literacy, numeracy, health, financial, and workplace skills  lessons. This includes training for staff, teachers, and tutors.
  2. Strategic planning for post-COVID-19 program management and effects of digital learning on teaching, learning, and student outcomes.

Additional Eligible Activities

  1. Activities and strategic plans that strengthen student and tutor recruitment and retention.
  2. One-on-one or digital small group literacy instruction and services provided to adults, including basic literacy, pre-GED, GED, ESOL, and numeracy skills.
  3. Literacy and numeracy skills provided to parents & caregivers in family literacy programs (teaching adults about workplace and civics education, to read to children, to transition to adult literacy and education programs or secondary education programs).
  4. Community awareness, outreach, and marketing materials (includes social media and web development) modernized and updated.
  5. Staff salaries tied directly to the grant’s project and student outcomes.
  6. Established and scientifically researched curriculum tailored to tutor training and other instructional practices to meet client needs (Demonstrate qualification of staff to tailor curriculum. Mention curriculum to be modified.)

All proposals are due by 5 p.m. March 31, 2021.

Instructions for Matching Grant Application – Seven pages

Grant Documents: Click on this link, which leads to a folder with Word and PDF documents (seen below as images). Due to technical difficulties, there are no fillable forms.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENTS INTO YOUR OWN FOLDER before filling them out.

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Survey form for FY 2019-2020 – Two pages

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Required Attachments

A. Attachment A: 2019/2020 Survey form

B. Staff and Board list  

D. Attachment D: A completed budget form, Attachment D. (This is in addition to the narrative. Please do NOT combine the two.)

E. An income and expenses sheet for 2019-2020, the last full fiscal year. This does not need to be an official audit.

F. Proof of non-profit status ONLY if this is the first time your program is submitting a grant to the VLF, or if you have not submitted a proposal since 2019.