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.
For a complete list of ABE consortia and 5-year narrative submission dates, open the ABE 5-year narrative schedule.
2019 Narrative Requirements
Detailed requirements for narratives to be submitted on June 3, 2019: 2019 Narrative Requirements
Powerpoint from the October 30, 2018 Narrative Writers Workshop: ABE Narrative Writers Workshop
The following templates are recommended, but not required, for use as part of the 2019 5-year narrative submission:
Example Narratives from Minnesota ABE Consortia
Narratives submitted in 2018:
Narratives submitted in 2016 and earlier:
(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)
Southeast ABE narrative (2016)
Central MN narrative (2016)
AIOIC narrative (2016)
Faribault County narrative (2016)
Hastings narrative (2015)
Metro North-Anoka narrative (2015)