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Vocational-Technical Education Enhancement Grant Award Program

Grants to Missouri High Schools, Technical Schools,
and Colleges for Career Training Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 176928
Agency Type:

State

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

02/03/17

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Grants to Missouri high schools, community colleges, and career-technical schools to bridge the gap between education and in-demand occupations. The majority of funds will be directed towards new programs, instructional equipment, and curriculum development that address career fields where there is currently a critical labor shortage. Funding may also be used for facility improvements.

Requests for Vocational-Technical Education Enhancement Grant funding shall minimally consist of two components:

-A qualifying improvement plan for each applicant program which will deliver instruction during the 2016-2017 school year in one or more eligible courses; and

-A properly submitted budget for each occupational career education program by CIP code for which grant funds are being requested.

Grant funds may also be requested for new occupational preparatory (long-term) career education programs.

Allowed Costs:

1) Instructional Equipment (reimbursement not to exceed 75% of purchase price) which may be replaced no more frequently than after being in use for three years, and must meet both of the following definitions:

-Be directly related to the occupational career education instructional program;

-Be tangible, nonexpendable property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $1,000 or more per unit.

2) Non-Consumable Instructional Supplies (reimbursement not to exceed 50% of purchase price) which may be replaced no more frequently than after being in use for three years, and must meet both of the following definitions:

-Be directly related to the occupational career education instructional program;
-Be tangible and nonexpendable having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $200 to $999.99 per unit.

3) Other Allowable Costs (reimbursement not to exceed 50% of purchase price) restricted to:

-Computer software, including annual site license fees (no minimum unit cost)
-Network or internet connections (no minimum unit cost)
-Installation costs (no minimum unit cost)
-Service contracts/maintenance agreements for program specific software (no minimum unit cost)
-Instructor training (no minimum unit cost)
-Storage cabinets for program specific equipment ($200 minimum unit cost)
-Curriculum enhancement consisting of purchased curriculum materials, videos, DVDs, reference sets, etc. ($200 minimum unit cost).
-Certain facility modifications necessary for enhanced instructional delivery ($200 minimum unit cost).

The award period is July 1, 2017 - May 15, 2018.

Eligible institutions include public high schools, area career-technical schools and community colleges that operate department-approved occupational preparatory (long- term) career education programs.

Disallowed Costs:
-Items under a $200 unit cost unless specifically exempted
-Consumable supplies or materials having a useful life no more than one year
-Student textbooks, workbooks, and guides
-Monthly/annual usage charges (unless specifically allowed above, or approved by appropriate Department personnel)
-Monthly/annual membership charges
-New construction (i.e. building additions, annexes, storage sheds, concrete/foundations, flatwork, etc.)
-Security fencing, security lighting and parking areas
-Curriculum development
-Consultant services/stipends
-Photocopying costs
-Installation or labor costs to modify facilities
-Furniture
-Travel, lodging and per diem costs associated with instructor training
-Expenditures exceeding specific limitations to allowed costs as noted above.

Both narrative and budget components of grant award funding requests must be submitted through the Department’s online Compliance Plan web application no later than February 3, 2017.

There is no maximum amount for a grant award. Local education agencies must match the requested grant funds for instructional equipment/capital outlay expenditures on at least a 25% local/75% state basis and for other expenditures on at least a 50% local/50% state basis.

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

Apply Online: https://apps.dese.mo.gov/webLogin/login.aspx

Margie Vandeven, Ph.D., Commissioner of Education
enhancement@dese.mo.gov

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480

ID Code: 20-200.190

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USA: Missouri

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