NOW OPEN: Literacy and Essential Skills Funding 

OLES Funding now availableHello again, Funds Fans!  It’s too early to tell if I’ve turned over a new leaf from my blue funk induced procrastinating ways but two posts in two days is a good sign, right?

I will be working on a May Deadline Alert for tomorrow’s post but for today, I wanted to let you know that the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) is inviting eligible organizations to submit proposals to indicate their interest in being part of a pan-Canadian network (PCN) focused on improving the labour market outcomes of Canadians through strengthened literacy and essential skills (LES).  Grants range up to $100,000 (estimate) Deadline: May 24th, 2013.

Projects must support at least one of the following basic objectives:

  • address employability issues by developing LES knowledge and/or resources that help adults get jobs or improve their employment prospects;
  • address workplace issues, including digital skills challenges, by developing LES knowledge and/or resources that help adults perform better in their jobs and advance in the workplace; and/or
  • fill knowledge gaps by developing LES knowledge and/or resources for adults that improve our understanding of what works for adult LES.

Eligible recipients include:

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • For-profit organizations – (For-profit organizations may be eligible for funding provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, not intended to generate profit, and supports program priorities and objectives);
  • Municipal governments;
  • Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and
  • Provincial and territorial governments, institutions, agencies and Crown Corporations.

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