English Language Learners Grant

Grant Title: English Language Learners Grant
Funding Source: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), CFDA# 93.558 and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Social Services, CFDA #93.566
Maximum Award Amount: Unknown
Expected Number of Awards: Unknown
Estimated Total Program Funding: Unknown
Letter of Intent Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017, 2017, 5:00 PM MST: Letter of Intent must be submitted by this date or application will not be considered for funding. Letter of Intent form can be found here.
Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12:00 PM MST: Proposals must be received no later than 12:00 PM. Proposals received after 12:00 PM will not be accepted. Proposals may not be faxed.
Pre-Award Risk Assessment Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:00 PM MST: Assessment must be completed online and can be found at this link.
Program Start Date: January 1, 2018
Program End Date: September 30, 2019, with the option to renew for one (1) additional one- year period.
Pre-Proposal Bidders Meeting (in person only): Thursday, November 9, 2017 9:00 AM -11:00 AM MST
720 South 200 East, Room 100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Contact Information: Irina Pierpont, ipierpont@utah.gov, Callie Lewis cmlewis@utah.gov


DWS is requesting grant applications to provide English Language Learners (ELL) programs to adult refugees (age 18 and over). English language services are critical to the refugee community.

Eligibility Requirements

Who May Apply:

  • Applications may be submitted to: A) start a new program or B) expand on an existing program.
  • The following are encouraged to apply: public or private schools, local governments, public or private not-for profit organizations, faith-based organizations, state offices and agencies, units of local governments and Indian tribal governments, and for-profit organizations.
  • Service providers that have proven experience operating ELL programming including;
    • Basic oral communication curriculum
    • Written English language curriculum
    • A priority point will be given to service providers with workplace and job readiness ELL experience.
    • A priority point will be given to service providers with experience teaching immigrants and/or refugees.
  • Programs that have demonstrated proven outcomes.
  • Organizations previously receiving funding from DWS must be in good standing to be considered for the English Language Learners Grant.


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