The city’s Office of Children and Families recently launched the application process for its Adult Education Program Support grants.
This is the second year the city is running the program, which provides funding to adult education providers that offer facilities and resources that are accessible to adult learners. Main priorities include ensuring adult education programs operate in safe, student-centered physical spaces, providing learning materials that are designed for adult use, and supporting language access.
“Last year’s first grant opportunity proved that community-based providers not only have a need for such support, but also have tremendous creativity and drive to enhance their vital offerings,” said Jessica Shapiro, the acting Deputy Mayor for Children and Families, in a press release. “We’re thrilled to be able to support a new round of funding that will enhance the opportunities for adult learners who strive for a better future.”
The grants, which range from $5,000 to $25,000, will be administered by Philadelphia Works. In all, a total of $247,500 will be given out as part of the program. Just last year, a total of $434,863 was given out to over two dozen organizations.
The application can be found at bit.ly/AdultEdGrants.