There is hereby established within the Department of Education an adult and family literacy education grant program. Adult and family literacy education providers may apply to the Department of Education for grants to provide the following services:
(1) Adult literacy education programs for eligible adults, including salaries, wages, fringe benefits, books and other instructional materials.
(1.1) Family literacy education programs for eligible parents and their children.
(2) Training for volunteer adult literacy education instructors.
(3) Administration of adult and family literacy education programs.
(4) Support services necessary to enable individuals to participate in and benefit from the program.
(5) Outreach activities to enroll eligible adults and to recruit volunteer tutors and instructors.
(b) Procedures, rules and forms.--
The Secretary of Education shall adopt such procedures, rules and forms as may be necessary to implement this grant program. Applications shall be made to the Department of Education in such form and at such time as the Secretary of Education may prescribe. Funds received under this program may be used in conjunction with funds received from any other public or private source.
(c) Priorities for funding.--
The Secretary of Education shall consider, but not be limited to, the following factors when evaluating proposals for adult and family literacy education programs:
(1) Percentage of eligible adults expected to be enrolled for instruction who are receiving either State or Federal public assistance, or who are unemployed workers or displaced homemakers.
(2) Percentage of eligible adults in any local area who do not have certificates of graduation from a secondary school and who are not currently enrolled in adult or family literacy education programs.
(3) Percentage of eligible adults expected to be enrolled who are members of minority groups.
(4) Percentage of eligible adults with less than a fifth grade reading level to be served.
1986, Oct. 22, P.L. 1452, No. 143, § 4, imd. effective. Amended 1990, May 31, P.L. 209, No. 44, § 2, imd. effective; 1996, May 16, P.L. 227, No. 42, § 2, imd. effective; 2001, June 22, P.L. 380, No. 26, § 1, imd. effective.
24 P.S. § 6404, PA ST 24 P.S. § 6404
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 29. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.