State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that 198 community colleges, school districts, libraries, and nonprofits will share more than $86 million in federal grants to help adults find meaningful jobs and become better informed citizens.
In San Diego County, 10 educational agencies will get about $7.5 million for adult education programs.
"These funds will help adults learn to read, write, and speak English so they can find good jobs to support their families and become more productive members of their communities," Torlakson said.
The Workforce Investment Act offers competitive grants for classes in adult basic education, which includes high school subjects, English as a Second Language, and citizenship. To be eligible for the classes, students must be at least 18 years old, not currently enrolled in school, and lacking in jobs skills and fluency in English. In addition, they must not yet have a high school diploma.
The San Diego County recipients are:
- Escondido Union High School District, $580,043
- Grossmont Union High School District, $1,111,539
- Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, $545,453
- MiraCosta College Community College District, $214,053
- Oceanside Unified School District, $65,144
- Poway Unified School District, $274,641
- San Diego Community College District, $1,911,117
- San Dieguito Union High School District, $126,542
- Sweetwater Union High School District, $1,834,091
- Vista Unified School District, $789,960