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Develop Career Oriented Curricula for K-14 Students

California Career Pathways Consortium Development Grant

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California Department of Education

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01/09/15 11:59 PM PST


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Grants to local California educational agencies, school districts, and others to develop K-14 career oriented programs to ready students for occupations that address local and regional needs. Workshops will be held from November 6 through December 3. This opportunity covers first year funding to establish groups of interested parties to discuss and explore local workforce issues and how the creation of career pathways can help address these shortages.

Applicants must target K–14 career pathway programs that provide students with a sequenced pathway of integrated academic and career-based education and training, aligned to current or emerging regional economic needs. Career pathway programs are designed to lead students to a postsecondary degree or certification in a high-skill, high-wage, and high-growth field.

The overarching goal of the CCPT is to build robust partnerships between employers, schools, and community colleges in order to better prepare students for the 21st century workplace and improve student transition into postsecondary education, training, and employment.

Career pathway programs may be delivered through high schools, ROCPs, CTE Centers, CPAs or other career academies, alternative education programs, continuation schools, programs administered by county offices of education, adult education programs, or community colleges.

Allowable expenditures may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Service contracts between members of the consortium or external service providers and technical assistants.

• Costs to extend or create a new non-profit intermediary organization to link employers and educational institutions with a primary purpose of aggregating and making available work opportunities for students. Such an entity could convene and lead stakeholders, research labor market needs and align supply and demand for work-based learning, and communicate the purpose and goal of the career pathway initiative within the region.

• Professional development to enhance teaching and learning, including collaborative secondary and postsecondary development of aligned curriculum and instruction.

• Training and planning meetings between consortium personnel, including counselors, teachers, parents, college faculty, and business leaders, to support the program and build awareness in the regions on the benefits for having such programs.

• Postsecondary curriculum development that facilitates alignment and articulation with secondary programs leading to college degrees and/or other industry- recognized credentials that meet the needs of employers.

• Funds necessary to develop a joint powers authority.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148679

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Up to $600,000

Term of Contract:

The developmental grant period will cover the 2015–16 school year only. Successful applicants will receive implementation funds beginning June 30, 2016, only if the CDE approves the applicant’s development year end progress report. Funds for this grant will be distributed as follows: • 20 percent of the total award for development expenditures beginning in the 2015–16 school year • 80 percent of the total award for implementation expenditures beginning in the 2016–17 school year.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

County offices of education
Direct-funded charter schools
Regional occupational centers or programs operated by a joint powers authority
Community college districts for the second round of the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT)

Applicants are eligible to apply if they:
(1) Were not awarded a CCPT grant in the first round of funding in 2014.
(2) Will not be applying for a CCPT implementation grant during the second round of CCPT funding.
(3) Are not a member of a CCPT consortium that has been funded or is planning to apply for funding in the second round of implementation grants.

Please note an eligible agency can be an applicant agency/fiscal agent for only one CCPT application. However, an agency who is serving as the applicant agency/fiscal agent for one application may be a partner in other CCPT applications. Organizations can partner in multiple CCPT applications

Pre-proposal Conference:

The California Department of Education (CDE) will be holding three application workshops throughout California to provide an overview of the California Career Pathways Trust Request for Application and offer potential applications an opportunity to ask clarifying questions. Below you will find the schedule of each application workshop.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 9:00am–4:00pm
Butte College Center for Excellence
Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Monday, November 10, 2014 9:00am–4:00pm
Mission College Hospitality Management Facility
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:00am–4:00pm
Hesperia High School District
15576 Main Street
Hesperia, CA 92345

Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:00am–4:00pm
Poway Unified School Districtt
Community Room East/West
15250 Avenue of Science
San Diego, CA 92128

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:00pm–4:00pm
Web Conference
Event number: 661 671 420
Event password: 98217
Event registration/address for attendees:
Audio Only
Call-in number: 1-650-479-3207
Access code: 661 671 420

The CDE will hold one Online Application Web Conference that will provide potential applicants information on how to complete the application online through the Financial Assistance Applicant Submittal Tool (FAAST).

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:30am–11:30am
Web Conference
Event number: 662 925 212
Event password: 98218
Event registration/address for attendees:
Audio Only
Call-in number: 1-650-479-3207
Access code: 662 925 212

Pre-Application Information:

The CCPT Consortium Development Grants application, required forms, and all supporting documents must be SUBMITTED electronically to on or before Friday, January 9, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. PST.

Contact Information:

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

Lisa Reimers

Kevin Shyne

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