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.

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

2018-2019 Narrative Requirements

Updated requirements will be posted on this website in time for the Narrative Writers Workshop on October 30, 2018. Consortia required to submit narratives in 2019 must send one or more representatives to this workshop. 

2017-2018 Narrative Requirements

Detailed requirements for narratives submitted on June 1, 2018: 2018 Narrative Requirements

Powerpoint from the November 9, 2018 Narrative Writers Workshop: Narrative Writers Workshop 2018 presentation

The following templates were recommended, but not required, for use as part of the 2018 5-year narrative submission:

Section Two:

Intake and Orientation Procedures Template 

Assessment Procedures Template

Contact Hour Tracking Procedures Template

Section Three:

Consortium Professional Development Plan Template

Individual Professional Development Plan Template

Section Four:

Instructional Program Description Template

Content Standards Implementation Plan Template

Example Narratives from Minnesota ABE Consortia

Narratives submitted in 2018:

International Education Center narrative

Osseo ABE narrative

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) ABE narrative

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)

Department of Corrections narrative (2016)

Central MN  narrative (2016)

RAVE (Rosemount Apple Valley Eagan) narrative (2016)

South Washington County narrative (2016)

AIOIC narrative (2016)

Faribault County narrative (2016)

Deaf ABE - ThinkSelf narrative (2015)

Glacial Lakes-Willmar narrative (2015)

Hastings narrative (2015)

Metro North-Anoka narrative (2015)

Metro South-Bloomington narrative (2015)

Minneapolis Adult Education narrative (2015)