The purpose of this targeted grant opportunity is to provide supplementary support to school districts currently engaged in or interested in beginning implementation of My Career and Academic Plan (MyCAP). MyCAP is a student-driven process designed to ensure all students graduate from high school college and career ready. The MyCAP process requires schools to create a scope and sequence to implement MyCAP. This grant will provide planning team members the supplementary support necessary to attend professional development and team meetings outside-of- school hours.
This grant is intended to provide high school leadership teams working on the school-wide implementation of MyCAP with funding to: (a) convene the team outside of school hours for the creation of a four year scope and sequence; (b) design the implementation plan for the rollout of MyCAP; and (c) identify a metric(s) for assessment of student success
Grant applicants must identify a team that at a minimum includes four members representing a cross-section of professional roles i.e., administrator, school counselor, teacher. special education or English Learner teacher, and also including student representation. The team will create a scope and sequence that will address the three domains of college and career readiness in each year middle and/or high school as well as identify learning objectives, lessons, activities and resources available to meet those objectives, and the artifacts that will be captured in the individual student MyCAP. The focus of the work should be on creating a framework that will empower and engage students in planning for postsecondary success based on their individual interests, strengths, passions.
Option A: Districts with high schools who have participated in the CCR and MyCAP Professional Development Series. An eligibility list can be found in the "Additional Information" section. Districts may apply for up to $2,500 per school. Funds will be available for use in summer 2021.
Option B: Districts with middle and/or high schools interested in attending the professional development series in the 2021-2022 school year. Districts are encouraged to send both a high school and a middle school to the trainings - funding is available for 80 high schools and 80 middle schools. Districts may apply for up to $4,800 per school.
Federal CFDA: 84.425
Approximately $1,323,000 is available under this fund code.
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.
Funds may be used for costs associated with out-of-school time training and meeting time for team members to create the scope and sequence and implementation plan. Allowable uses include, but are not limited to, the following:
Grant funds may not be used for the purchase of technology — hardware or software or licenses for on-line learning;
Funds may not be used to purchase snacks or food for staff or students
Upon Approval (no earlier than 7/1/2021) – 8/31/2022
Office of College, Career and Technical Education
Option A: Wednesday June 23, 2021
Option B: Friday September 10, 2021
Part I General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II Budget Detail Pages — Entered directly in EdGrants
Part III Narrative
Option A only: Eligibility List
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 424 MyCAP Development and Implementation (Applicant Name)
All items listed under the required forms section of this RFP should be uploaded/ attached in the Attachments List form of the Application Submission in EdGrants. This includes a signed/scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature as well as Part II Budget Detail Pages and Part III Required Program Information. 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.
Once submitted in EdGrants, a copy of Part III should be emailed to: Lisa Harney
Last Updated: June 2, 2021
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