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2015 Partnership Planning Grants / Early Graduation and Dual Credit

Grants to Kentucky High Schools & Colleges to Develop
College-Oriented High School Curricula & Credit Programs

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Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education

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Deadline Date:

12/22/14 4:00 PM EST


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Grants of $5,000 for partnerships between Kentucky high schools, colleges and universities to develop new high school curricula and dual credit high school programs to academically prepare students who will be entering college early. December 1 is the deadline to register for the December 2 technical assistance session (optional) and will also serve as your intent to apply (not mandatory).

December 11, 12:00 PM, is the deadline to submit questions.

Specifically, grants will be awarded to high schools and their post-secondary partners who wish to transform their schools into innovative pilot sites. High schools that receive this planning grant will work with a higher education partners to develop model acceleration pathways.

Utilizing the Early Graduation pathway, this planning grant should articulate a variety of alternative options to support students in beginning challenging college course work while still in high school.

Applications should provide a rationale for providing viable academic pathways to students who demonstrate high school readiness in three years or less, as well as opportunities to challenge and prepare them for post-secondary education.

Eligible activities:
• Partners must use funds to fulfill assurances and the intent of the grant with an eye toward sustainability and scalability.
• Funding is to both develop and begin to implement unique pathways to college and career readiness, therefore purchases of consumables, equipment and software is not allowable.
• Funding for meetings, communications and events to support program are expected but not allowable are funds spent on food, catering or beverages.
• Travel and stipends are allowable.

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GrantWatch ID#: 149254

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Term of Contract:

6 months; Funding would begin in spring 2015 for implementation of the models in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Grant Writing technical assistance session will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Frankfort at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Attendance is strongly encouraged, as this is a first-time grant opportunity. To sign up for this technical assistance, send an email to by 4:00 pm on December 1, 2014.

Your email request to attend the technical also serves as your intent to apply, which aids the KDE in gauging the necessary number of reviewers. You will not email the KDE again to submit an Intent to Apply.

Attendance at the Grant Writing Technical Assistance and the Intent to Apply are not mandatory.

Pre-Application Information:

December 1, 2014, 4:00 PM: Deadline to register for technical assistance session to be held on December 2. Registration for the session will also be considered as your intent to apply although neither are mandatory.

Deadline for Submission of Questions: Thursday, December 11, 2014, 12:00 pm Noon EST.

Funding is to be matched equally ($2,500 each) using dollars or in-kind resources, space or personnel by both the district and the post-secondary partner.

Grant funds will be dispersed to the district office of the participating high school.

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

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USA: Kentucky

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