2024-2027 Arkansas Adult Education Request for Proposal

The Adult Education Section is seeking proposals for Adult Basic Education, Correctional/Institutional, and English Literacy/Civics Education programs desiring the support of funds for the 2024-2027 program years.

Please use the “2024-2027 Arkansas Adult Education Requestion for Proposal” link below to access the Request for Proposal instructions and application.

Required Initial Budget Forms are available here: Direct and Equitable (D&E), Correctional and Institutional (C&I), and Integrated English Language and Civics Education (IELCE).

2024-2027 Arkansas Adult Education Request for Proposal

2024-2027 Arkansas Adult Education Request for Proposal (unlocked)

An open, editable version of the Arkansas Adult Education Request for Proposal can be found here.

2024-2027 Bidders’ Conference PowerPoint

2024-2027 Arkansas Adult Education Request for Proposal Rubric

2024-2027 Adult Education Request for Proposal Q & A Page – updated 2/26/2024

Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center

About Us

We are the Adult Education Division of Arkansas Workforce Services. Since 1965, we have served more than one million adults across the state of Arkansas.

There are hundreds of Arkansas adults who lack high school diplomas and the skills and knowledge to succeed in the twenty-first century workforce. This impacts every community in Arkansas. It’s devastating to the adults who want to fulfill the American dream of a better life for themselves and their families.


To provide adult learners with the tools to improve and refine their academic skills, attain the General Educational Development®  Credential, and the life skills that prepare the citizen for self-sufficiency and improvement in the quality of life.


470,000 Arkansas adults did not finish high school? Adult Education and Literacy Programs serve more than 50,000 of these Arkansans every year.

Free Services

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) from 0.0 grade level to 8.9
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE) from 9.0 grade level to 12.9
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Workplace Education
  • Correctional/Institutional Education (C&I)
  • Workforce Alliance for Growth in the EconomyTM (WAGE)
  • Learning Disabilities Screening
  • GED Testing Services
  • Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center (AALRC)
  • Family Literacy

More than 7,000 students passed the General Educational Development (GED®) Tests in 2011. To them this means a better job, higher wages and being able to better support their families. For Arkansas, this means a larger workforce and economic growth.

And we do so much more than GED® preparation. We help Arkansans complete job training through our WAGE (Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy) program and help Arkansans improve their English language skills with English-as-a-Second Language classes.

We have one of the highest success rates in the country! Approximately 77% of all students who take the pre-test and post-test show improvement in their academic skills.

Whether you want to get your GED® or talk to us about how you can support Arkansas Adult Education call us today!


Trenia Miles, Ed. D.

Trenia Miles, Ed. D.


Division of Workforce Services,
Adult Education Section

Marsha Taylor

Marsha Taylor


Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center

Contact Us


AALRC Main Office:
124 W. Captiol Ave, Suite 1000, Little Rock, AR 72201

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For more information about our FREE services and locations near you, call toll free at 1-877-963-4GED(4433)

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