Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2021: CCTE Credential Attainment — Impact & Recovery

Fund Code: 431

Purpose:

The purpose of this federally funded competitive CCTE Credential Attainment—Impact & Recovery grant is to support school districts in providing additional supports for seniors which allow them to earn credentials or technical training hour credit that they otherwise would have had the opportunity to earn were it not for COVID-19. Through such efforts, these students will be better prepared for postsecondary success and the Commonwealth will have a cohort of better prepared potential skilled workers.

Priorities:

Priority will be given to applicants that:

Propose activities that will be effective in supporting students' attainment of credentials at a reasonable cost, leveraging existing resources in order to maximize capacity and impact.

Note: Districts are encouraged to collaborate with other districts to offer prep classes and testing if the number of students needing a particular credential in the district are small.

Eligibility:

Perkins-eligible school districts and post-secondary institutions.

Funding Type:

Federal (CFDA): 84.048A

Funding:

Grant proposals should range between $15,000–25,000 be aligned with the number of students being supported. Larger requests may be considered depending on funding 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.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use:

Funds should be used to support the implementation of support for seniors which allow them to earn credentials or technical training hour credit that they otherwise would have had the opportunity to earn were it not for COVID-19. Approved applicants are expected to use these funds in accordance with state and federal laws. Funding should not be used to purchase technology or equipment, but be focused on services and/or fees related to credential attainment.

Project Duration:

Upon Approval – June 30, 2021

Program Unit:

College, Career, and Technical Education

Contact:

Elizabeth Bennett

Phone Number:

(781) 338-3949

Date Due:

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due. Proposals not submitted by due date will not be considered.

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Download Excel Document
Part II — Budget Details
Download Word Document
Part III — Required Information

Submission Instructions:

Please submit all forms listed under Required Forms to CarrieJ.Harrington@mass.gov.

Proposals not submitted by due date will not be considered.

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: July 27, 2020

 
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