Five-year narrative (ABE consortium authorization)

The ABE 5-year narrative is designed to give existing ABE consortia and new or reorganized applicants for ABE funding an opportunity to review and describe program results, successes, organizational structure, adherence to state/federal requirements, and future plans. Once submitted, the narrative is reviewed and evaluated in order to make decisions about new or continuing multi-year program approval for funding. The 5-year narrative process is based on requirements outlined in Minnesota State Statute 124D.52, subd. 2.

2017-2018 Narrative Requirements

The narrative guidelines are currently being revised. Full narrative guidelines that outline all required contents of the 5-year narrative will be released on or before the Fall 2017 Narrative Writers Workshop, scheduled for November 9, 2017. The revised and updated narrative guidelines will include some elements from the Federal Competitive Application. The narrative questions from the federal competitive application are available in this Federal Competitive Application, Narrative Questions document.

The following consortia are required to attend the Narrative Writers Workshop in November 2017, and submit narratives in June 2018:

  • AEOA
  • Burnsville
  • Dakota Prairie-Farmington
  • Lakes & Prairie-Wadena
  • Lakeville
  • International Education Center
  • NW Service Cooperative
  • Osseo
  • South Suburban-South St. Paul

 For a complete list of ABE consortia and 5-year narrative submission dates, open the ABE 5-year narrative schedule.

Example Narratives from Minnesota ABE Consortia

(note that these follow the former guidelines for narrative content, and therefore narratives submitted in 2018 and after will not have identical structure or content to these)

Deaf ABE - Communications Services for the Deaf's Online Narrative (2015)

Glacial Lakes-Willmar's Online Narrative (2015)

Hastings Online Narrative (2015)

Metro North-Anoka's Online Narrative (2015)

Metro South-Bloomington's Online Narrative (2015)

Minneapolis Adult Education's Online Narrative (2015)

Mankato Area ABE's Online Narrative (2014)

St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium's Online Narrative (2013)