U.S. Department of Education - Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)
06/14/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories LEAs, IHEs, SEAs, educational agencies, CTE schools, and consortia to support, evaluate, and identify innovative evidence-based strategies to modernize and improve career and technical education. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The Department plans to award at least 25 percent of the available funds to applicants serving eligible rural communities, contingent on the receipt of a sufficient number of applications of sufficient quality.
The purpose of the Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant Program is to identify, support, and rigorously evaluate Evidence-Based and innovative strategies and activities to improve and modernize Career and Technical Education (CTE) and ensure workforce skills taught in CTE programs funded under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V or the Act) align with labor market needs.
- Absolute Priority - Applications must meet this priority: Plan for Evidence-Based Field-Initiated Innovations. To meet this priority, applicants must submit a plan to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale Evidence-Based, field-initiated innovations to modernize and to improve effectiveness and alignment of CTE with labor market needs and to improve student outcomes in CTE.
- Competitive Preference Priority 1--Promoting STEM Education and Computer Science Education. Projects designed to improve student achievement or other education outcomes in one or more of the following areas: Science, technology, engineering, math, and Computer Science.
- Competitive Preference Priority 2--Serving Students from Low-Income Families (up to 3 points). Projects designed to predominantly serve students from low-income families.
- Competitive Preference Priority 3--Serving Students in Qualified Opportunity Zones (two points). Projects designed to promote economic mobility by serving students residing or attending CTE programs in Qualified Opportunity Zones.
- Invitational Priority: For FY 2019, and any subsequent year in which awards will be made from the list of unfunded applications from this competition, this priority is an invitational priority: Spurring Investment in CTE from Qualified Opportunity Funds. Under this priority, an applicant must provide evidence in its application that it has received or will receive financial assistance from a qualified opportunity fund under section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, for a purpose directly related to its proposed project, especially for property including needed equipment and technology.
Section 114(e)(1) of Perkins V requires the strategies and activities funded under this program to be not only innovative, but also Evidence-Based, using the definition of "evidence-based'' from the ESEA. For more information on the definition of Evidence-Based, see the Federal Register notice in Pre-Application Information or Attached Files below.
GrantWatch ID#: 185924
Estimated Range of Awards: $400,000-$500,000
Estimated Average Size of Awards: $450,000
Project Period: Up to 60 months. It is anticipated that initial awards under this competition will be made for a three-year (36-month) period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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