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Grants & Funding


COABE Awards

Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year



Outstanding Teacher of the Year


Outstanding Administrator of the Year


State Innovation of the Year


Local Excellence in Advocacy


Advancing Workforce Development for Adult Learners Award


Scholarship Award


Behind Every Employer Incentive Grant

Up to $2,500

Programs Succeed when Learners Lead Incentive Grant

Up to $2,500

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National Book Fund

The National Book Fund provides adult literacy and basic education programs with educational materials to help teach adults to read.

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The Literacy Opportunity Fund

The Literacy Opportunity Fund awards grants to nonprofit organizations within the United States that provide literacy services directly to students.

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COABE Conference Mini Grants
With generous funding provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, COABE will award fifty mini grants to defray registration costs to our national conference.

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Write Her Future Fund

ProLiteracy and Lancôme worked together to develop Write Her Future, an initiative to empower women with new opportunities and tools to increase their literacy skills and enrich their lives.

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Mobile Learning Fund

The NEW Mobile Learning Fund provides adult literacy programs and their students with digital education materials to help teach adults to read. Subscriptions and licenses available through the Mobile Learning Fund include the New Readers Press:

  • Learning Upgrade – an app proven to teach English, HSE, math, and basic skills faster than traditional methods (also the grand prize winner of the Adult Literacy XPRIZE)

  • Voxy EnGen – a digital solution that teaches English to new learners

  • Leamos – an online program that teaches basic Spanish reading and writing to native Spanish speakers and prepares them to move onto English language learning

  • News for You Online – a digital news source with easy-to-read stories that builds learners’ reading, comprehension, vocabulary, and English skills