The purpose of this federally funded continuation Career/Vocational Technical education (CTE) Student Organization grant program is to help participating students prepare for success after high school. 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.
Priorities for this grant include, but are not limited to:
The CTE Student Organization grant program supports implementation of the District Standards regarding Student Support. Applicants should identify the specific indicator(s) that their grant proposal supports.
Applicants should also refer to DESE's additional standards of effective practice, which are linked to the specific District Standard identified below. Use of these standards is optional.
If connecting to the Massachusetts Tiered System of Support, districts may also want to integrate The Behavioral Health and Public Schools Frameworks with your planning.
Eligible applicants are those who were awarded the competitive grant for FY2021:Assabet Valley RVSD (SkillsUSA), Bristol County Agricultural (FFA), Bunker Hill CC (DECA), Lower Pioneer Valley Collaborative (BPA), and Worcester State University (HOSA) who have documented experience working with students participating in Chapter 74 approved Vocational Technical education programs as well as Perkins programs.
Perkins Federal (CFDA) 84.048
Funding will be available contingent on federal appropriation. A total of $450,000 will be available for this grant program. Grant awards for programming will be determined by the number of students projected to participate in skill development competitions and leadership events at the national and/or state level.
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 (not earlier than 7/1/2021), through 8/31/2022.
College, Career, and Technical Education
Friday, June 25, 2021
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) Must be original signature.
Part II — Budget Details Entered directly in EdGrants
Part III — Required Program Information
Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants
In EdGrants, districts are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:
FY22 (FC 414 and College, Career, and Technical Education) Applicant Name
All items listed under the required forms section of this RFP should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission in EdGrants. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature and all required forms. The final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.
For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides and Information.
Please note: It is up to the district to determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users in order to submit grant application as well as payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.
Last Updated: June 1, 2021
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