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California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG)

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California Department of Education (CDE) - Career and College Transition Division (CCTD)

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09/30/22 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to California school districts, COEs, charter schools, and occupational centers for K-12 school curriculum assistance and professional development. Funding is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. The goal of the program is to encourage, maintain, and strengthen the delivery of high-quality career technical education (CTE) programs.

Allowable Activities and Costs - Funds provided under the CTEIG may be used for, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Purchase and/or develop evidence-based, standards-based curriculum and instructional materials that focus on career technical pathway courses through a collaborative effort with secondary, postsecondary, and industry. This could include the development of updated or new career technical pathway courses, articulated and dual credit courses, curriculum to support leadership and work-based learning (WBL), and/or the development of curriculum and activities that lead to industry-recognized certifications or credentials;
  2. CTE Professional Development to enhance teaching and learning;
  3. Training and planning meetings between district CTE Advisory Committee personnel, including counselors, parents, college faculty, and business leaders, to support program sustainability and build local and regional awareness on the benefits of having such programs;
  4. Purchase of CTE equipment and materials needed to maintain industry standards that are within the scope of practice;
  5. Transportation and other expenses that enable CTE leadership and WBL activities, including after-school, extended day, and out-of-school opportunities;
  6. Food and refreshments for CTE conference travel, student field trips and special events, and working CTE Advisory Committee and partnership meetings;
  7. Pupil support services for career, academic, and social and emotional needs;
  8. Facility repair for use of CTE program specific course equipment for industry skills attainment within the scope of practice.
  9. Purchase or rent vehicles exclusively for CTE use and available for use by all CTE programs. Capital outlay requests for vehicle purchases must be submitted to the regional CDE Consultant for review and approval. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166298

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Term of Contract:

The 2022–23 application will cover the grant period beginning July 1, 2022, and ending December 31, 2024.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A grant recipient may consist of one or more, or any combination, of the following:
- School districts
- County offices of education (COEs)
- Direct funded charter schools with an active charter number
- Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs) operated by a joint-powers agency (JPA) or a COE

Non-allowable Activities and Costs - Funds provided under the CTEIG may not be used to:
1. Supplant existing funding or efforts, including costs otherwise necessary to operate a school or program without this grant.
2. Acquire or utilize CTE equipment for administrative or personal use.
3. Purchase furniture that would already furnish a regular classroom (e.g., bookcases, chairs, desks, file cabinets, tables).
4. Purchase or remodel facilities unless directly related to CTE pathways, instruction, or services for students with disabilities for accessibility. Facility projects must be completed within the grant term.
5. Travel outside of the United States or to banned states, as specified by state travel rules. Note: State law restricts the use of state general funds to pay for travel costs to states that have laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
6. Pay students for student internships.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be received at the California Department of Education (CDE) by Friday, September 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

Completing the Application:
- Applicants must complete all sections of the application completely.
- Part I of the application must be completed using the PGMS.
- Part II of the application must be completed using Attachments I–III in the RFA (see Supporting Documents below).
Both Part I and Part II of the application must be received by the due date of Friday, September 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., in order to be considered for funding.
- CTEIG applications must be submitted via the exFiles Upload Procedure for the 2022–23 CTEIG RFA (see link in Contact Information below). Follow the instructions starting on page 25 of the RFA in Supporting Documents below.

Recommendations for grant award amounts will be presented to the State Board of Education (SBE) during the January 2023 board meeting for its consideration and approval.

Following approval from the SBE, Grant Award Notifications (GANs) will be sent to the local educational agencies (LEAs) which were awarded grant funds.

For any funding received from this program, EC Section 53071(a)(1)(D)(i) requires a local match from Fiscal Year (FY) 2022–23 of $2 for every $1.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Direct program and downloading questions to:
Colby Franklin
Career Technical Education Leadership Office
Phone: 916-322-5050

For technical assistance, see the list of CTEIG consultants on page 31 of the RFA in Supporting Documents below.

California Department of Education
Career and College Transition Division
Career Technical Education Leadership Office
1430 N Street, Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814–5901

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