FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
REQUEST FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS (RFGA):
POST DATE: December 5, 2016
APPLICATION DUE DATE: January 9, 2017 at 4:00pm PST
FUNDING MECHANISM: GRANT
ANTICIPATED TOTAL FUNDING: 1.6 MILLION
ANTICIPATED AWARD AMOUNT: UP TO $150,000.00
Q&A SESSION: DECEMBER 15, 2016 | 1pm-3pm PST Call: 1-888-251-2909 & User Code: 5175632
QUESTIONS: Holley Oglesby, Procurement. E-Mail: email@example.com
For the first time in Oregon GED history, the Oregon GED Program is very excited to announce a new funding opportunity. A Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) process has been set up to fund programs that offer GED preparation and instruction with wraparound services. This funding opportunity will provide existing programs, serving GED candidates, an opportunity to help defray the costs of GED testing and/or provide support to minimize barriers many GED candidates can face as they work towards earning a GED certificate. Minimizing these barriers will help our GED candidates achieve the goal of earning their GED certificate and following the path to postsecondary and job opportunities.
About the Oregon GED Program
The Oregon GED® program is administered by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development.
The GED serves as a bridge to higher education, trade schools, apprenticeship programs and employment opportunities for Oregonians who have not earned a high school diploma. The program provides the GED® test to adults without a high school credential.
The new 2014 GED® test series has an increased emphasis on testing knowledge and skills needed for the workplace and for higher education. The 2014 GED® Test series covers four academic areas: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. In addition to subject knowledge, the tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Career and College Readiness Standards (CCRS).
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2016 Student Speakers
This year's student speakers shared their inspiring stories.
Wanting to set a positive example for his grandchildre, Iton went back to school to obtain his GED.
Living the outcome of bad life decisions, Steve decided to turn his life around. He studied and finally was able to attain his GED.
An abusive background and being a single mom did not deter Raenna from making the brave decision to go for what she wanted. She completed her GED and moved onto post secondary education.
Rocio Santiago Vasqez
Rocio is a force who can not be stopped. She completed PCCs HEP and attained her GED. She works for the Hillsboro School District as a teacher's assistant, committed to the success of her students.
PREPARATION & INSTRUNCTION SITES
Oregon has over 70 public and private test sites across the state
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We also work in partnership with our 17 Community Colleges to offer testing, preparation and instruction courses.