Employment Preparation Education (EPE) provides funding to public school districts and boards of cooperative educational services that offer educational programs for adults leading to a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma. To be eligible to generate EPE aid, a student must be 21 or over without a diploma issued by any state or territory of the United States.
EPE provides reimbursement for educational services already provided based on the number of contact hours that are generated.
State Statute: Education Law §§3602 and 207
State Regulation: 8NYCRR Part 168.1-5