President Announces New Grant Opportunity for CTE Partnerships
November 19, 2013
President Announces New Grant Opportunity for CTE
Today, President Obama announced a new, $100 million competitive grant opportunity named "Youth CareerConnect." The funds will be awarded from the Department of Labor's revenues from the H-1B visa program and the grants will also be administered by the Department of Labor.
Reportedly, 25-40 grants will be awarded to partnerships of at minimum, a local education agency, a local workforce investment system entity, an employer, and an institution of higher education. Grants will range from $2 million to $7 million, and the lead fiscal agent must be a public or non-profit local workforce entity, a local education agency, or a non-profit entity with program model experience. Applicants are required to provide a match of 25 percent of the grant award through case or in-kind contributions.
Applications must incorporate small learning communities, and be designed around six core elements:
- Core Element 1: Integrated Academic and Career-Focused Learning
- Core Element 2: Employer Engagement
- Core Element 3: Individualized Career and Academic Counseling
- Core Element 4: Work-based Learning and Exposure to the World of Work
- Core Element 5: Program Sustainability
- Core Element 6: Program Performance and Outcomes
Applications are due on January 27, 2014, and grants are expected to be awarded in early 2014. The complete application is available at http://www.doleta.gov/ycc/pdf/Youth_Career_Connect_SGA_13-01.pdf.