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Grants to Missouri High Schools, Colleges, and Career Centers to Improve Vocational Training Programs

Vocational-Technical Education Enhancement Grant Award Program


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
176928

Funding Source
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Missouri

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/28/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Missouri public high schools, community colleges, and career centers to expand and improve career education programs. Funding is intended to address industry and business occupational training needs, with an emphasis on training in high-demand occupations that are in critical shortage.

The goal is to expand and enhance the quality of Missouri's occupational preparatory (long-term) career and technical education programs through improved alignment with business and industry occupational training needs and increase emphasis on training in high-demand occupations that have been determined to be in critical shortage.

For a list of high-demand occupations, see page 17 of the Administrative Planning Guide in Pre-Application Information.

For a list of allowed costs, see pp. 9-10 of the Administrative Planning Guide in Pre-Application Information. 



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible entities shall include public high schools, area career centers, and community colleges that operate DESE-approved occupational preparatory (long-term) career and technical education programs/courses that align with high-demand occupations. School districts with an area career center must submit one grant that includes requests for that center as well as all district high schools. For the purpose of this grant, eligible entities are herein referred to as the LEA.

Only one grant award is available per LEA, and is to include all programs for which funding is sought included in the same EGFV4-based budget.

Ineligible
For a list of limitations on allowable costs, as well as disallowed costs, see pp. 10-12 of the Administrative Planning Guide in Pre-Application Information.

Pre-Application Information
The EGFV4 application spreadsheet/budget and all required documentation must be submitted through DESE’s online Compliance Plan web application no later than February 28, 2024. Grant applications submitted after that date will be reviewed only if funds are available after reviewing and funding those grants submitted on time.

Applications will consist of a two-step electronic submission:
- Financial information will be submitted using the Excel-based EGFV4 found in Supporting Documents.
- The narrative information will be submitted through the Compliance Plan component of DESE's secured Web Applications.

The LEA must match the requested grant funds for instructional equipment/capital outlay expenditures on at least a 25 percent local/75 percent state basis and for other expenditures on at least a 50 percent local/50 percent state basis.

Funds are disbursed on a reimbursement basis.

Administrative Planning Guide: https://dese.mo.gov/media/pdf/enhancement-grant-planning-guide-fy-2025

Estimated Size of Grant
The LEA may request no more than $1,000,000. Note that no more than $750,000 shall be awarded.

Term of Contract
Grant Award: July 1, 2024, through April 1, 2025. (Note: The fiscal year for the Enhancement Grant is July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025; however, grant funds should be obligated and expended by April 1 in order to assure payments made to the grantee occur after they have expended the funds.)

Contact Information
Submit application materials online: https://apps.dese.mo.gov/DESEApplicationsSignin/Index

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
573-751-4212

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