Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2022: CVTE Student Support—Impact and Recovery

Fund Code: 433


The purpose of this federally funded competitive CVTE Student Support grant is to support school districts in providing additional supports for students in Chapter 74 programs which will 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. It is also intended to allow districts to support students to increase their exposure to hands-on technical training through a summer program since that exposure was limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Priority will be given to applicants that:

  1. 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 is small.


  1. propose well-designed summer programs to enhance technical skill exposure and development which may include exploratory and/or projects demonstrating the integration of academic and technical knowledge and skills.

Perkins eligible school districts offering Chapter 74 programs

Funding Type:

Federal CFDA: 84.425


Approximately $900,000 is available under this fund code. Grant proposals funding up to $60,000 and aligned with the number of students being supported will be considered. Larger requests may be considered depending on funding availability.

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.

Fund Use:

Funds should be used to support the implementation of support for students which will allow them to earn credentials, technical training hour credit, or expanded hands-on technical skill experience or exploration of programs that they otherwise would have had the opportunity to acquire were it not for COVID-19.

Project Duration:

Upon Approval (no earlier than 7/1/2021) – 6/30/2022

Program Unit:

College, Career and Technical Education


Elizabeth Bennett

Phone Number:

(781) 338-3949

Date Due:

Friday, June 4, 2021

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

Required Forms:
Submission Instructions:

Please submit all forms listed under Required Forms to

Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I and other required documents in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.

Last Updated: May 19, 2021

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