Three mid-Michigan school districts are among 97 statewide receiving state funding to improve adult education and literacy efforts.
In total, Mt. Pleasant, Fulton and Clare schools got $219,000 of the $13.6 million awarded in Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funding.
Specifically, Mt. Pleasant received $100,000, Fulton got $84,000 and Clare got $35,000.
This year’s funding represents an increase of nearly 13% in approved providers over the previous program year.
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The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) awarded the funding as part of a competitively bid grant application process.
The AEFLA funds are awarded annually to state agencies by the U.S. Department of Education.
Announcement of the funding last week coincided with National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, celebrated Sept. 21-25 year to raise awareness about the importance of Adult Education and increase visibility for the work of teachers, administrators and adult