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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Career and Technical Education Student Organization Grant
Fund Code: 414

Purpose: The purpose of this federally funded competitive Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Organization grant is to support the mission of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) to prepare all students for success after high school.

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L. 109-270 (Perkins IV) permits funds to be used for the support of career/vocational technical education student organizations designed to contribute to the goal of preparing students for success after high school by providing funds that will support the closing of proficiency gaps for students and the continuous improvement of career/vocational technical education in Massachusetts.

The Department seeks to provide funds to coordinate the following statewide Massachusetts' Career/Vocational Technical Student Organizations:
  • Business Professionals of America CVTSO (BPA)
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America CVTSO (DECA)
  • Future Farmers of America CVTSO (FFA)
  • Health Occupations Students of America CVTSO (HOSA)
  • SkillsUSA CVTSO (SkillsUSA)
Priorities: Priority will be given to applicants that:
  • Increase readiness for college and careers
  • Increase participation of students who are members of special populations, including but not limited to:
    • Students with disabilities
    • Students with limited proficiency in English,
    • Students from economically disadvantaged families including foster children, students who are single parents and/or pregnant, and students pursuing careers that are nontraditional for their gender
  • Deliver services to increase student outcomes on the six (6) Perkins IV secondary-level core indicators of performance.
Eligibility: All Massachusetts school districts and postsecondary institutions with Perkins Career and Technical Education Programs.
Funding: Total Funds available: $323,000. Funds are intended to provide support for activities associated with each Career/Vocational Technical Student Organization as identified below. Respondents should propose budgets for those organizations they choose bid on:
414-A1
   
Business Professionals of America Career/Vocational Technical Student Organization (BPA)
414-A2
   
Distributive Education Clubs of America Career/Vocational Technical Student Organization (DECA)
414-A3
   
Future Farmers of America Career/Vocational Technical Student Organization (FFA)
414-A4
   
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
414-A5
   
SkillsUSA Career/Vocational Technical Student Organization (SkillsUSA)

Funds shall not be requested or used for:

  1. lodging, feeding, conveying, or furnishing transportation to conventions;
  2. purchase of supplies, jackets, and other effects for students' personal ownership;
  3. cost of non-instructional activities such as athletic, social, or recreational events;
  4. printing and disseminating non-instructional newsletters;
  5. purchase of awards for recognition of students, advisors, and other individuals;
  6. payment of student membership dues;
  7. anything that would supplant non-federal funds; and
  8. mini-grants.
Funds must be used in accordance with Perkins IV and the Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual. Funds may be requested for staff who would coordinate statewide activities. Funds shall supplement, and shall not supplant, non-Federal funds.
Final Report: Recipients of these funds will be required to submit a final report on or before September 30, 2017, 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. Final reports must include:
  • A summary of outcomes, including the number of students served

  • Successes and challenges encountered

  • How the funds were used

Project Duration: Upon approval through August 31, 2017.
Program Unit: Office for College, Career, and Technical Education
Contact: Dave Edmonds dedmonds@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3946
Date Due: Thursday, November 10, 2016. Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00PM.
Required Forms:
Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Download Excel Document
Part II — Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
Part III — Required Program Information


Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director/College President. One copy of all material must also be submitted on a thumb drive.

Mail to:

Margie Roberts
Center for College Career and Technical Education
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906



Last Updated: October 13, 2016
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