Literacy courses; application for funding

The "ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben" ("ALPHA+ better reading and writing") funding program is intended to provide a financial incentive for suitable providers to run literacy courses for adults throughout Bavaria.

Description

Purpose

The purpose of funding literacy courses is primarily to improve the literacy skills of low-literate people. The funding program "ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben" ("ALPHA+ better reading and writing") pursues the goal of offering financial incentives to suitable providers to conduct literacy courses for adults who, due to their limited literacy skills, are not able to participate in an appropriate manner in professional and social life, as far as possible throughout Bavaria.

Object

Funding is provided for the implementation of literacy courses for persons aged 15 and older with significant deficits in written language competencies who have their residence or habitual abode in Bavaria. Considerable deficits in written language skills are given if the alpha level 3 is not exceeded in one of the main skills (reading or writing).

Grant recipients

Grant recipients may be legal entities under public or private law. The latter must be recognized by the tax authorities as non-profit organizations; proof of this must be included in the application documents.

Eligible costs

  • Cost item 1.1: For each proven teaching unit (= 45 minutes) for the implementation of the course "ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben" (ALPHA+ better reading and writing), a flat rate of 35 euros can be applied (this also includes the hours of the learning assessment or performance assessment).
  • Cost item 1.2: For each proven teaching unit (= 45 minutes) for socio-pedagogical support or general assistance for the participants, a flat rate of 35 euros can be applied.
  • Cost item 2: For each proven project leader hour (= 60 minutes), lump-sum expenses of max. 40 euros can be applied.
  • Cost item 3: In cases where childcare is provided during lessons or during socio-educational support or general assistance, flat-rate expenses of 15 euros per lesson unit (= 45 minutes) of proven childcare can be applied. If it is proven that a second childcare worker is required, the flat rate can be doubled.
  • Cost item 4: For equipment as well as teaching and learning materials, a flat rate of 5 euros per proven teaching unit can be applied.
  • Cost item 5: A flat rate of 12 percent of the direct costs (expense items 1.1, 1.2, 2, 3 and 4) can be applied for the total indirect costs.

Type and amount

The grant is awarded as project funding in the form of a lump-sum share financing. The grant from the Free State of Bavaria can amount to a maximum of 90% of the eligible lump-sum total costs. The share of own funds must be at least 10%.

Prerequisites

Grant recipients must submit a course concept that takes into account at least the following points:

  • Specific initial situation on site and necessity of the project,
  • Description of the course content,
  • description of the determination of the learning or performance level of the course participants on the basis of a sample form,
  • timely implementation of the measure,
  • Use of qualified personnel who must meet the following requirements:
    • pedagogical studies
    • or completed studies in "German as a second language or German as a foreign language".
    • or several years of professional experience in the field of basic education and language.
  • In addition, teachers must
    • a successful basic qualification in literacy/basic education (ProGrundbildung)
    • or an approval of the Federal Office for Migration for literacy courses
    • or another qualification for literacy courses.

A course is eligible if there are at least three participants on the third day of class (cut-off date).

A course must have a minimum of 60 and a maximum of 200 instructional units of 45 minutes each. Up to 15% of the teaching units may be held using alternative learning methods (e.g. in online format). If the course includes lessons to compensate for deficits in basic education in mathematics and economics (e.g. dealing with money), these must be held as part of regular classes.

The grantee must keep a class register and list of participants.

Procedure

The application must be submitted in writing using a specified sample form to the Government of Lower Bavaria, which also decides on the application.

Special notes

If necessary, childcare is available during classes.

Deadlines

The application is possible at any time. However, the application must be received at least two weeks before the start of the course.

Processing time

About four weeks

Required documents

  • Project concept
  • references from the promoter or evidence of certified quality management, auditing or quality labels
  • evidence of the qualifications of the educational and socio-educational staff employed
  • Cost and financing plan

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Fördermittel des Freistaats Bayern aus dem Förderprogramm "ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben"
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Konzept zum Projekt „ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben“
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Zuwendungen aus Förderprogramm - Förderrichtlinien ALPHA+
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: „ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben“ - Sachbericht zum Projekt
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben - Bestätigung über tatsächlich gezahltes Honorar und Fahrtkostenersatz
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Landesmittel des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Unterricht und Kultus - Teilnehmendenliste „ALPHA+ besser lesen und schrieben"
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Gesamtverwendungsnachweis für das Projekt „ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben “
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Bestätigung über tatsächlich gezahlte Vergütung/gezahltes Honorar für die Projektleitung für das Projekt „ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben"
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Klassenbuch für das Projekt „ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben“
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Nachweis über die Projektleiterstunden für das Projekt „ ALPHA+ besser lesen und schreiben “
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Fees

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Remedy

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Status: 09.01.2023

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Unterricht und Kultus

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