P.O. BOX 2120



April 25, 2008



Division Superintendents



Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction



General Adult Education (GAE) Application for 2008-2009


The Virginia Department of Education will make state funds available for the reimbursement of expenditures made by school divisions for local General Adult Education (GAE) programs in fiscal year 2009. Reimbursement will be based on the total amount of requested GAE funding for 2008-2009 and the total available state funds.


Classes eligible for reimbursement in fiscal year 2009 include adult high school classes for credit, General Educational Development Test preparation classes, adult basic education classes, and adult English for speakers of other languages classes. These state funds may not be used for noncredit career and technical education programs.


Localities that have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of a regional adult education program must apply for FY 2008-2009 GAE funding through the regional program's fiscal agent as identified in the MOU. Any application submitted independent of the regional fiscal agent will not be reviewed or considered for funding.


Each grantee will be required to complete the Virginia GAE Student Data Survey. This survey form can be downloaded by accessing the Office of Adult Education and Literacy (OAEL) website at after August 1, 2008.

The GAE application materials and required forms are located on the OAEL website at The application materials (one original set only) must be received by the Office of Adult Education and Literacy no later than 4:30 p.m.,EDT, May 23, 2008. Faxed or e-mailed copies will not be accepted, including all document revisions. Applications not meeting the delivery deadline may not be considered. School divisions and regional programs will be notified of funding awards after receipt and approval of program applications. If no program is planned, write on the face of the application form your school division's name and code, as well as the words NO PROGRAM IS PLANNED.

Return the application materials to:


Mailing Address

Elizabeth Hawa, Director

Office of Adult Education & Literacy

Virginia Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218-2120

Physical Address

Treina Anderson

Administrative Support

Office of Adult Education & Literacy

21st Floor, James Monroe Building

101 North 14th Street

Richmond, VA 23219


For questions regarding programmatic processes, please contact Dr. Michael Nusbaum, specialist, OAEL, via e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 786-7644. Financial management questions may be directed to Cynthia Finley, grants manager, OAEL, via e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 225-2850.