The purpose of this federally funded competitive Career/Vocational Technical education (CTE) Student Organization grant program is to help participating students prepare for success after high school in the field of education. The Strengthening Career and Technical Education in the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) permits funds to be used to support CTE Student Organization programs for the continuous improvement of Career/Vocational Technical education in Massachusetts.
The priorities for the grant include but are not limited to:
Eligible applicants must be designated as a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO). These organizations serve students enrolled in career and technical education programs by engaging students in a variety of career development and leadership activities.
Eligible applicants must also have documented experience supporting high school students interested in education careers and supporting the development of clear pathways to increasing teacher diversity and quality.
Federal CFDA 84.048
A total of approximately $60,000 will be available for this grant program. Grant awards will be determined by the number of students projected to participate in the program.
Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding becomes available, it will be distributed under the same guidelines that appear in this RFP document.
Applicants are advised to refer to the DESE Grants Management Procedural Manual, the Fund Use section of the RFP, and the Massachusetts Perkins V Manual.
Upon Approval — 8/31/2021
Pending federal budget appropriation, continuation of funding will be available for a total grant period of up to 1 year to include FY2022.
Continuation of funding is contingent upon implementation of required grant activities and timely submission of required reporting and continuation of applications.
Office of College, Career, and Technical Education
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020
Submit all required grant materials via email to:
Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.
Last Updated: November 25, 2020
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