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Innovative Career and Technical Education Curriculum Grant

Grants to Indiana Regional Councils for
New Career and Business Oriented Curricula

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Indiana Works Councils and the Center for Education and Career Innovation

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Grants to Indiana regional councils for the development of technical education curricula for schools and universities to support the needs of Indiana businesses and to expand effective career education and development initiatives. Applicants can propose creating new curricula based on existing course descriptions or create entirely new career pathways and courses.

Specifically the purpose of this grant application is to foster and scale the most innovative and effective CTE curriculum models in the state. These models may be either pedagogical or programmatic in nature. For instance, there is much evidence to indicate that certain instructional models (e.g. project-based learning, flipped instruction, or work-based learning) hold great promise for ensuring learning is relevant and rigorous in nature.

There is also a growing body of evidence that indicates that new program models (e.g. polytechnic institutes, early college, new tech, etc.) might be leveraged to address the growing technical skills gap that exists in Indiana. CECI is seeking grant proposals that leverage evidence-based practices in the development of innovative Career and Technical Education (CTE) Curriculum at the local level.

CECI’s guiding principles include:
- Supporting integrated service delivery that is student- and adult worker-centric, and is focused on defined outcomes.
- Ensuring Indiana’s educators are given the necessary freedom, support and flexibility to succeed in the classroom, and are rewarded for their successes.
- Fostering, identifying and scaling the most innovative and effective education and workforce models, tools and resources.
- Holding students, adult workers, educators, schools, higher education institutions and workforce programs accountable for their progress through rigorous, fair and transparent accountability systems.
- Eliminating silos and aligning resource allocation efforts in collaboration with public and private sector partners, providers and employers.

Innovative Curriculum may be developed and approved in two ways:

(1) Creating new curriculum under existing Indiana State Approved Courses Titles and Descriptions (Appendix E). As an example, the following courses may be utilized:
- CTE Pilot Course;
- Work Based Learning (Multiple Pathways or Subject Specific); or
- Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education.

(2) Developing an entirely new career pathway that has not yet been approved by the SBOE. New pathways must adhere to both academic standards, industry competencies, and have the possibility of dual credit with higher education institutions.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148480

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $350,000

Term of Contract:

15 months: April 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant proposals must be developed and approved by an Indiana Regional Works Council.

Grants awarded must be received by a fiscal agent which is registered as a business entity with the Indiana Secretary of State. Allowable fiscal agents include:
- Private entity/corporation
- Non-profit organization; 501(c)(3)
- School district
- Local Education Authority (LEA)

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Pre-Application Information:

Requires a 3:1 ratio of grant funding to private investment match, meaning that the grantee will receive $3 in grant funding for each $1 of private investment match, cash or in-kind.

Private investment includes:
- Individual funds
- Business or corporate funds
- Non-profit organization or foundation funds

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Jason Barrett, Program Specialist

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