California Department of Education (CDE)
Grants to California local education agencies (LEAs) to support agricultural career technical education programs. Funding is intended to enhance public school programs for grades 9-12 that prepare students for college or entrance into agricultural careers. A successful agriculture education program must be based on three components: classroom instruction, Future Farmers of America (FFA) leadership activities, and Supervised Occupational Experience Projects.
The programs seek to accomplish four major purposes:
GrantWatch ID#: 156958
Awards will be calculated as follows:
Part 1 - Allocation Based on Number of Agriculture Teachers:
One teacher or less: $4,000
Two teachers: $4,500
Three or more teachers: $5,000
Part 2 – Allocation Based on Program Enrollment: $8.00 per member listed on the R2 Report.
Part 3 – Allocation Based on Quality Criteria 10 and 11 (Optional):
Criterion 10 (Teacher/Student Ratio):
Amounts requested in Quality Criterion 10 will be the indicated amount for that criterion (currently $2,000) multiplied by the full-time equivalent (FTE) agriculture teachers meeting this criterion.
Criterion 11A (Year-Round Employment):
Amounts requested in Quality Criterion 11A will be the indicated amount (currently $2,000) for each teacher who was compensated a minimum of $2,000 for year-round employment.
Criterion 11B (Project Supervision Period):
Amounts requested in Quality Criterion 11B will be the indicated amount (currently $2,000) for each teacher who is provided a project supervision period. Project periods will be counted if the teacher has a preparation period as part of the regular teaching day.
Part 4 – Allocation Based on Quality Criterion 12 (Optional):
$7,500 if all criteria on the attached Quality Criterion 12 Form have been met.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Program questions: Hugh Mooney, Agricultural Education Consultant
Agriculture and Home Economics Education Unit
Downloading or financial questions: Diane Wong
Agriculture Education & Family and Consumer Sciences Office
Regional Supervisors are available to answer questions and assist school personnel in completing and submitting the Incentive Grant application:
Central Region: Shay Williams-Hopper, Education Programs Assistant
(559) 278-5777, firstname.lastname@example.org
North Coast Region: JessaLee Goehring, Education Programs Assistant
San Joaquin Region: Jill Sperling, Education Programs Consultant
South Coast Region: Greg Beard, Agricultural Education Consultant
Southern Region: Jackie Ioimo, Education Programs Assistant
Superior Region: Hugh Mooney, Education Programs Consultant
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