Grant Funding Opportunities

NHED regularly publishes requests for applications for state and federally funded grants and programs. This page will be updated with available RFAs as they become available. Each RFA will have the date it was released, the due date for application return, and program contact information. Associated documents will be posted within each RFA.


Adult Education and Literacy Activities RFP

The NH Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Education is releasing a Request for Proposals for Adult Education and Literacy Initiatives under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 for the period starting July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2026. 

Due Date is March 24, 2023 by 4 p.m. 

Contact is Sarah Wheeler at

Attachment 1 Demonstrated Effectiveness Chart

Attachment 2 Adult Education and Literacy Activity Application

Attachment 2a AEL Corrections Application

Attachment 2b AEL Statewide Application

Attachment 3 AEL Budget

Appendix A: NH Data & Assessment Policy

Appendix D: NH Data and Privacy Policy

Appendix E: WIOA Glossary

Addendum 1

STAR Pilot Program RFA 

The New Hampshire Department of Education's Bureau of Adult Education is issuing a request for applications from AEFLA eligible subrecipients to pilot a 16-week STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) program in a current Adult Education & Literacy Program.

Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Jan. 25.

Contact: Sarah Wheeler, Administrator, Bureau of Adult Education

RFA Overview

Beyond School Enrichment Grant

The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) will issue competitive grants to New Hampshire public and public chartered schools for funding the establishment of after school, before school, or summer enrichment programming opportunities for students in K-12 for the 2022-2023 school year and 2023 summer. Responses to this Request for Applications received by the deadline will be scored by independent peer reviewers. The primary purpose of these grants is to provide students in K-12 with the opportunity to participate in highly engaging, enrichment programming that supports students’ social, emotional, and academic needs in a before, after or summer school setting.

Released Date: December 13, 2022

Due Date: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funding is exhausted.

RFA Overview (Application and Template are linked within)

Beyond School Enrichment Grant Application

Budget Template

Program Contact: Ryanne Dennis, Program Specialist, 

After Dark Pilot Program Grant

The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) is issuing a request for applications to pilot an after-school hours alternative diploma program called After Dark, which leads to high school completion through the Adult Education Program and includes enrollment in a Career and Technical Education Program. This pilot program will be conducted during the 2023-2024 school year with planning to occur during the spring and summer of 2023. 

Release Date: December 5, 2022

Due Date: Applications are due to the Bureau of Adult Education at NHED by 4 p.m. on January 13, 2023; pilot awards will be announced by February 20, 2023. 

After Dark RFA

After Dark Attachment 

After Fark FAQ


Program Contact: