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Funding Opportunities

Innovation Grants

With the support of our affiliate partner, the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), the NLD will send a representative from two organizations to the 2019 COABE Conference in New Orleans (March 31—April 3, 2019). This grant will include registration costs and a $1,000 travel stipend. The 2019 COABE Conference will explore innovative strategies, tools, and best practices in adult education.

Please complete this brief application by January 28, 2019 (5:00pm EST). Grant recipients will be notified February 8, 2019.

NLD members with up-to-date program listings are eligible for this funding opportunity. Applicants' programs must currently offer or plan to offer adult education classes to be eligible. You will need your unique NLD Program ID number to apply. If you do not know your Program ID, it can be found by logging into your Program Manager account. Once you have logged in, you can find your ID number next to the name of your program. If you need your login credentials, please contact NLD Support by clicking here.

You can view/download a PDF version of the application to see what is asked and required before applying. Please do not fill out this PDF and email it to us, as your application must be submitted via this online form.

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