The Chapter 74 Partnership Program approval process recognizes innovative Career Vocational Technical Education pathways with an altered delivery schedule through the partnership of a student's enrolled district and a district with established Chapter 74 programs.
The next round of Chapter 74 Partnership Program ("After Dark") approval applications will be open from Monday, January 2 through Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM. Beginning this year, applications for "After Dark" designation must originate from the Sending school district where students are currently enrolled.
(Please note that transportation reimbursements may be available for regional partnerships. For more information, please contact Larry DeSalvatore .)
Chapter 74 Partnership "After Dark" designation allows school districts offering Chapter 74 vocational technical education programs to partner with other school districts or with other schools within a single school district to provide Chapter 74 VTE opportunities during times outside the typical school day when vocational technical facilities are underutilized.
Designation allows sending school districts, or sending schools within a single district, to report students as Chapter 74-enrolled and to receive any increases to Chapter 70 state aid that may result from such reporting.
Partnership between traditional high schools and schools with established C74 programs and facilities
*Priority given to oversubscribed schools and programs, especially those in Gateway Cities
For more information, please contact Larry DeSalvatore .
Word version Application form — for reference only
Statement of Assurances Form
After Dark Regional Consultation form
In each of the last four years, Program school districts have applied for and been awarded funding in order to plan and implement "After Dark" programs. For more information on funding, see the links below or contact Larry DeSalvatore .
Please note that Career and Technical Education Planning Grants and Implementation Grants also fund other efforts to expand access to career and technical education programs.
Last Updated: December 8, 2022
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