Five-year narrative (State 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.

2024 Narrative

Due by June 3, 2024 (because June 1, 2024 is a Saturday)

2024 Narrative Requirements (PDF, Word Version

September 2023 Narrative Writers Workshop materials

The following templates are recommended, but not required, for use as part of the 2024 narrative submission:

Section Two:

Document A - Intake and Orientation Procedures Template

Document B - Assessment Procedures Template

Document C - Contact Hour Tracking Procedures Template

Section Three:

Document F - Consortium Professional Development Plan Template

Documents G, H and I - Individual Professional Development Plan Template

Section Four:

Document J - Instructional Program Description Template

Document K - Content Standards Implementation Plan Template

Section Six:

Document P - Technology and Distance/Hybrid Learning Plan Template


Other documents for Narrative Writers Workshop on November 2, 2022:

2023 Narrative Notes and Ideas

2023 Narrative Starting Points

DRAFT 2023 Narrative Review Form


Narratives Submitted by Minnesota Adult Education Consortia (by year)

Narratives submitted in 2023:

American Indian OIC narrative

Central Minnesota Adult Basic Education narrative

Great Rivers Adult Education narrative

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe narrative

Minnesota Department of Corrections narrative

Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan (RAVE) narrative

Southeast Adult Basic Education narrative

[NOTE:  There was no ABE narrative process in 2022 due to the federal Adult Education Grant Competition.]

Narratives submitted in 2021:

Red Lake ABE narrative

Brainerd ABE narrative

Metro South ABE narrative

ThinkSelf Deaf ABE narrative

Metro North ABE narrative

Minneapolis ABE narrative

White Earth ABE narrative

Glacial Lakes (Willmar) ABE narrative

Narratives submitted in 2020:

Cass Lake ABE narrative

LeSueur ABE narrative

Mankato ABE narrative

Moorhead ABE narrative

Robbinsdale ABE narrative

SPCLC (St. Paul) ABE narrative

Southwest (Marshall) ABE narrative

Tri-County Corrections ABE narrative

Narratives submitted in 2019:

Alexandria ABE narrative

Adult Options In Education (Hopkins) narrative

Detroit Lakes ABE narrative

Duluth ABE narrative

Hiawatha Valley (Red Wing) ABE narrative

Metro East (North St. Paul) ABE narrative

Rochester ABE narrative

SW Metro ABE narrative

West (Monticello) ABE narrative

Narratives submitted in 2018:

International Education Center narrative

Osseo ABE narrative

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) ABE narrative

Northwest Service Cooperative ABE narrative

Dakota Prairie ABE narrative

South Suburban ABE narrative

Burnsville ABE narrative

Lakeville ABE narrative