HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Bureau of Post-secondary and Adult Education today announced that $23 million is now available to support lifelong learning through the Adult Basic Education Direct Service grant competition. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM. The grants are awarded to local adult education programs to provide free adult education and literacy activities to help adults, including English language learners, improve their reading, writing, speaking, comprehension, and mathematics skills; earn a high school equivalency credential; and develop the knowledge and skills for employment and economic self-sufficiency. Individuals in adult education programs gain the education and skills necessary to transition to post-secondary education and training. For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit education.pa.gov.