Creative Ways to Fund Adult Education: Advancing State and Federal Policies that Invest in Adult Learners
Abstract: Many adult educators are familiar with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). But did you know there are numerous other federal and state policies that invest in adult education? This lively session will showcase creative examples of how advocates around the country are drawing on resources such as Community Development Block Grants and Institutes of Museum and Library Sciences grants to support adult education programs and services. Learn about more than a half-dozen different federal investments that can support adult education in any state. Find out how advocates are using state-level policies to support adult learners even when facing tough budget climates or skeptical policymakers. Get policy tools and other resources you can take home to use in your own advocacy. Don’t miss this inventive and resourceful session!