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Grants to Virginia Public School Divisions for Programs to Benefit Secondary School Students

Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) Program

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) - Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #143600

Grant Description

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Grants to Virginia public school divisions for services to benefit secondary school students. Funding is intended to support programs allowing students to gain workforce and technical skills and to work towards a GED credential. The goal of the program is to provide an alternative pathway for qualifying secondary students to earn a high school equivalency (HSE) credential and prepare for a successful transition to postsecondary education and workforce opportunities.

The purpose of the Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program is to provide individualized educational services for students 16 years of age and older as prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education. The program prepares qualifying secondary students to earn a high school equivalency credential while also developing career and technical skills.

At a minimum, students enrolled in an ISAEP program should be provided an opportunity to earn a career readiness credential such as the Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills (WRS) for the Commonwealth Assessment or the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). ISAEP coordinators are expected to communicate and collaborate closely with their local and/or regional Career and Technical Education (CTE) departments to determine viable workforce training and credentialing options available to meet the needs of students enrolled in the ISAEP program.

For program requirements, see page 3 of the Application Package in Supporting Documents below.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All Virginia public school divisions may apply for funding to support the ISAEP program.

Unallowable Expenditures: Stipends, allowances, post-service benefits, or other financial support may not be paid to any staff, except as reimbursement for transportation, meals, and other reasonable out-of-pocket expenses directly related to program participation.

Grantees may not use funds to participate in, support, or encourage unapproved activities including:
- Providing religious instruction, conducting worship services, or engaging in any form of proselytization
- Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing
- Financing, directly or indirectly, any activity designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office
- Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements
- Paying directly for learner transportation and child care

Pre-Application Information:

Application materials must be received no later than 4 p.m., June 8, 2022.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

The grant period for this award is 12 months, beginning on July 1, 2022, and ending June 30, 2023.

Contact Information:

Grant applications must be emailed to

For any questions regarding the ISAEP grant application, please contact Beverly Godwin, Adult Secondary and ISAEP Programs Specialist, at, or by telephone at (804) 786-7644.

Virginia Department of Education
Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
James Monroe Building, 21 st Floor
101 North 14th Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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