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Bill Detail: SB20-009

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Title Expand Adult Education Grant Program
Status Governor Signed (07/08/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Senate Sponsors R. Zenzinger (D)
B. Rankin (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 01/08/2020
Description

Under existing law, the adult education and literacy grant program
(grant program) is focused on workforce development partnerships to
provide adult education that leads to increased levels of employment. The
bill recognizes that, in addition to increasing employment, adult education
is necessary to ensure an adult population that is better prepared to
support the educational attainment of the next generation and actively

participate as citizens in a democratic society.
The bill expands the grant program to provide grants to adult
education providers that enter into an education attainment partnership
with elementary and secondary education providers or higher education
providers to assist adults in attaining basic literacy and numeracy skills
that lead to additional skill acquisition, that may lead to postsecondary
credentials and employment, and that assist adults in providing academic
support to their own children or to children for whom they provide care.
The bill allows the state board of education, in awarding grants, to give
preference to adult education programs that serve populations that are
underserved by federal funding.

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