Saturday, April 23, 2011

CA Dept of Ed Middle School CTE Funding

The 2010–11 Middle Grades Career Technical Education and Career Pathways grant application must be received at CDE on or before May 11, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Middle Grades CTE Funding Opportunity
David Militzer reported the release of a new RFA from CDE to distribute funds for the development of middle grades CTE opportunities. The SB70 Middle Grades Career Technical Education and Career Pathways Grant Program provides $1.8 million to fund projects that:
(1) provide career technical education experiences to California middle grades students that encourage them to think about their future and explore a variety of career paths; and
(2) build on the student's eighth grade experiences by developing/ enhancing transition support for student success at the ninth grade level and beyond.
This one-time funding opportunity offers eligible school districts, schools, charter schools, and county offices of education grants ranging from $100,000 to $150,000.
This link takes you directly to the application document which includes instructions and forms you will need in preparing your application.
On April 27, CDE will hold a conference call from 1-3 p.m.; go to the Request for Applications Web page at after April 20 for the access number to join the call. Those who would like to attend in person, see RSVP instructions in the RFA under the section "Technical Assistance."
If you have any questions, contact David Militzer, Education Programs Consultant, by e-mail at by phone at 916-323-5146; or Dinorah Hall, Analyst, by e-mail at or by phone at 916-445-6763
Application Process
April 12, 2011 RFA Released
April 27, 2011 Conference Call and Meeting
May 11, 2011 Deadline for Applications to Be Received at CDE
June 3, 2011 Grantees Announced (estimated date)
June 10, 2011 Appeals Received at CDE
Grant Period
June 17, 2011 Project Term Begins/Disbursement of 50 Percent of Funds
January 2, 2012 Midterm Progress Report Due/Disbursement of 25 Percent of Funds
June 30, 2012 Project Term Ends
July 16, 2012 Final Report Due/Disbursement of 25 Percent of Funds
August 31, 2012 Final Disbursements Completed
August 31, 2012 All Grants Closed Out

(Courtesy of Catherine McKenzie, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office)

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