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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Career and Technical Education Partnership Implementation Grant
Fund Code: 406

Purpose: The purpose of this federally funded competitive Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnership Implementation Grant is to support regional and local partnerships to expand existing and/or develop new CTE programs and initiatives that increase student access to CTE opportunities, primarily through more effective use and integration of existing capacity and resources. Eligible students include secondary and other students served under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, P.L. 109-270. Services provided are to supplement currently funded local, state, and federal programs.

Priorities: Priority will be given to applicants that:
  • Convene regional/local partners to expand existing and/or develop new CTE programs and initiatives that increase student access to CTE opportunities. Partnerships include, but are not limited to: vocational/technical high schools, comprehensive high schools, community colleges, publicly-funded adult education institutions, workforce development boards, businesses, economic development agencies, and community-based organizations that offer publicly funded educational services. Partnerships should result in opportunities to sustain CTE programming after the funding for implementation sunsets.

  • Leverage the use of existing resources among the participating partners, in order to maximize capacity, impact, and sustainability.

  • Demonstrate current and future active collaboration with secondary and post-secondary as well as industry and workforce development partners.

  • Establish and implement program models and action plans that will increase student seats and access to Career Technical Education (CTE) training for jobs which are in demand and aligned with current labor market data.

  • Serve traditionally underserved populations.

  • Provide students with a sequence of courses that will lead to technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, and/or an associate's degree.

  • Ensure proposed programs will integrate academic, work readiness and technical content into new programs and/or the expansion of current programs.

  • Provide programs/activities that will have the greatest impact on increasing access to CTE programs for students.

Eligibility: Only recipients of FY2017 Perkins Phase 1 Career and Technical Education Partnership Planning Grants (Fund Code 405) are eligible to apply for funding for a Phase 2 Career and Technical Education Partnership Implementation Grant.

Funding: Eligible applicants may apply for funds ranging from $75,000 to $150,000 for one (1) implementation grant. It is anticipated that the total amount available for implementation grants will be $702,800, contingent on funding availability. Maximum individual award amounts for implementation grants will be $150,000. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, P.L.109-270 is the funding source for these grants. Perkins funds must be spent in accordance with Perkins Guidelines. For allowable uses of Perkins funds, please refer to the Perkins IV Manual.

Fund Use: Grant funds must be used to implement programs/activities/initiatives that will increase student seats and student access to CTE pathways/programs, particularly for underserved populations. All implementation activities must be appropriate and consistent with all applicable state and federal requirements.

Funds may be used for:
  1. Staffing costs necessary to implement the proposed program/activity;

  2. Consultant and contract fees necessary to implement the proposed program/activity;

  3. Supplies and equipment necessary to implement the program; and

  4. Other costs that are negotiated with the Department.

Funds may not be used to supplant local resources.

Final Report: Recipients of implementation funds will be required to submit a final report on or before January 31, 2018, not to exceed six (6) pages, single-spaced. All submissions must be in Arial 10 point font, with one (1) inch margins, provided on one-sided, standard 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper. The final report should include:

  • A summary of implementation outcomes, including the number of seats added; expected long-term program outcomes; and potential for replication;

  • Challenges encountered during the implementation phase;

  • Any plans to institutionalize, continue or scale up the program or project;

  • A description of the how the implementation grant addressed the eight (8) priorities identified in this Request for Proposals;

  • What support/resources might be necessary to replicate or expand these programs/activities; and

  • How the funds were used.

Project Duration: Upon approval through December 31, 2017. All funds must be obligated and activities completed by December 31, 2017.
Program Unit: Office for College, Career, and Technical Education
Contact: Larry DeSalvatore    ldesalvatore@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3953
Date Due: Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. Individuals delivering materials in person are encouraged to request a time-stamped receipt for their delivery.

Required Forms:
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Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
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Part II — Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
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Part III — Required Program Information
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Schedule C — Statement of Participation and Support

Additional Information: Schedule C should be submitted only if any changes have occurred since the Perkins Fund Code 405 Career and Technical Education Partnership Planning Grant submission. Partners must meet the same criteria established in the Planning Grant.

Submission Instructions:
  1. Applicants should submit two hard copies of their entire submission with original signatures of the Superintendent/ Executive Director/College President;

  2. Applicants should also send to the address below a USB drive containing the entire submission;

  3. This application will also include an electronic submission component. Further information regarding electronic submission will be posted on the DESE website and communicated directly to all eligible applicants.

Mail to: Office for College, Career, and Technical Education
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
ATTN: Margie Roberts


Last Updated: October 18, 2016
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