Arizona Adult Education Services provides comprehensive literacy services to learners 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in a K-12 school. It offers access to quality educational opportunities to support employment, job training and higher education aspirations. By assisting adult learners to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for effective participation in society, we help citizens realize their potential, businesses benefit and communities thrive.



The Arizona Adult Education Request for Grant Applications for Educational Services in Fiscal Years 2021 – 2024 competitive process will begin January 13, 2020. Eligible entities interested in applying for grant funding to provide educational services under Title II of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) should refer to the information and instructions provided in the Arizona Adult Education Request for Grant Application Information Page and the attached Application Guidance Document.

Applications are due on March 5, 2020 and must be submitted via the ADE Grants Management Enterprise (GME) System. Any organization in Arizona that is not currently funded under WIOA Title II as an adult education provider and is considering applying as a new applicant should notify ADE/Adult Education Services by completing this form,AE Grant Notification and Interest Request Form, as soon as possible. The information collected on this form is necessary to ensure that new applicants have access to the ADE GME System and are able to submit an application within the required timeframe.

Questions regarding the Arizona Adult Education FY 2021-2024 Grant Application process and/or obtaining access to the ADE Grants Management Enterprise (GME) System for the purpose of submitting this application should be directed to [email protected].

A pre-proposal meeting to provide information and answer questions about the application is scheduled for January 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM.


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7th Annual Civic Learning Conference
Arizona Adult Education Teacher Proficiency Assessment Pilot Test Opportunity
GED Testing Candidate Changes
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The 7th Annual Civic Learning Conference will be on February 14, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Black Canyon Conference Center. For more information, please see the Civic Learning Conference Announcement.

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Help pilot the upcoming AEPA Adult Education Teacher Proficiency Assessments in ELA, Math, and ELAA as well as Professional Knowledge Assessments.

Online appointments begin January 21, 2020 – registration is now open at www.pearsonvue.com/espilot/

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Effective August 1, 2019, GED® testing candidates in Arizona can earn their High School Equivalency Diploma by passing the  four (4) GED® required sub-tests in English, Spanish, or a combination of the two languages. Please CLICK HERE for more information.



Other Useful Resources

Integrated Education and Training (IET)
Arizona Adult Literacy
Zip Code Project
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This article explains how Integrated Education and Training (IET) can help build the skills required to obtain employment in the construction industry. Click to read the full article.



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Arizona Adult Literacy Week 2019 was celebrated between March 3 and March 9. Find out some of the many great things our programs did to raise awareness of this very important proclamation.
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The Zip Code Project is an initiative by the Arizona Department of Education dedicated to assisting disconnected youth ages 16-24 that are neither employed nor attending school. The goal is to find them opportunities so they can succeed in life. Learn more here.


Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning
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The goal of the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning is to improve opportunities for educational growth by promoting and inspiring lifelong learning and adult literacy in Arizona. Learn more here.