South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) - Office of Career and Technology Education (OCTE)
07/31/19 4:00 PM EDT Receipt
Grants to South Carolina nonprofit trade associations and educational foundations to grow a skilled workforce in the construction, automotive, healthcare, engineering, hospitality and tourism, and mechanical contracting sectors. This program will support student and instructor training, as well as student testing, within these designated industry clusters.
Introduction and Purpose
The South Carolina General Assembly has provided funds to the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) through a legislative proviso (2019 General Appropriations Bill H.4950, Proviso 1A.33) for one year to award grants on a competitive basis to private-sector statewide trade associations that provide nationally certified programs in career and technology education representing the automotive, construction, engineering, healthcare, mechanical contracting/construction, and hospitality and tourism career clusters. The purpose of this 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 Technology Education (OCTE).
A priority for the 2019−20 program is student assessment, as stated in Proviso 1A.33. The OCTE is primarily interested in student assessments for secondary program completers. Technical skill assessments of interest are listed at the Career and Technology Education Technical Skill Assessments website.
Applications that include, as part of the proposed program, the administration of the specific certification examinations listed on the referenced website will receive competitive priority points. Up to 20 competitive priority points are available. Ten points will be awarded for the first examination identified. Each successive examination will earn five (5) points. No more than 20 competitive priority points will be awarded to any application. Applicants are not eligible for competitive points unless their application earns an average score of 75 points or higher.
For information on authorized activities, see page 3 of the RFP in "Supporting Documents" below.
GrantWatch ID#: 160145
The SCDE will award at least one, exclusively for career and technology education, in at least four of the specified career clusters. Additional awards will depend on the quality of applications.
The SCDE will award at least one grant of a minimum of $150,000.
The grant funding period will be September 16, 2019, to June 30, 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.
South Carolina Department of Education
Office of Career and Technology Education
1429 Senate Street, Suite 912
Columbia, SC 29201
USA: South Carolina