South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) - Office of Career and Technical Education
07/31/20 4:00 PM EDT Receipt
Grants to South Carolina nonprofit trade associations and educational foundations to provide educational training programs in eligible fields. Funding is intended to support industry-specific career and technical education programs that will grow a skilled workforce in the following sectors: construction, automotive, healthcare, engineering, hospitality and tourism, and mechanical contracting. Funds may be used for activities such as student assessment and testing programs, professional development for teachers, student recruitment, and programs for guidance and career counselors.
The purpose of the Career Clusters Partnership Program is to support instructor/student training and student testing in industry clusters to increase the state’s skilled workforce. The SCDE administers the program through its Office of Career and Technical Education (OCTE).
Grants will be awarded to private-sector statewide trade associations that provide nationally certified programs in career and technical education.
A priority for the 2020−21 program is student assessment, as stated in Proviso 1A.33. The OCTE is primarily interested in student assessments for secondary program completers.
The Career Cluster Partnership Program funds must be used to support the following activities and programs:
GrantWatch ID#: 160145
The SCDE will award at least one grant, exclusively for career and technology education, in at least four of the specified career clusters.
The SCDE will award at least one grant of a minimum of $150,000.
The grant funding period will be September 14, 2020, to June 30, 2021.
The grantee may obligate funds upon receipt of the grant award notice. However, no funds will be disbursed until after September 15, 2020.
For large programs with a statewide scope, funds may be carried over for up to three years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Proposals must be submitted using the online application form: https://scde.formstack.com/forms/career_clusters_grant_202021
Letters of Intent are to be emailed to:
South Carolina Department of Education
Office of Career and Technology Education
1429 Senate Street, Suite 912
Columbia, SC 29201
USA: South Carolina
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