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Next Gen CTE - School Year 2019–20

Grants to New Mexico Public School Districts and Chartered
High Schools for Career-Oriented STEM Study Programs

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New Mexico Public Education Department (PED)

Deadline Date:

12/20/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to New Mexico public school districts, district chartered high schools, and state-chartered high schools to support career-focused STEM study programs. Highest priority will be placed on new programs that align with the requirements of Next Gen CTE pilot programs.

The Next Gen CTE pilot will allocate funds to the development of new CTE opportunities, either directly through the establishment of new programs of study, or through those educational activities that provide the foundation for successful career preparation. A fundable program of study must include, at minimum, two high school CTE courses plus an aligned capstone course. A capstone may be either dual credit, Advanced Placement, a credentialing course, or credit-bearing work-based learning.

Priority will be given to rural LEAs that do not currently receive CTE funding through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (federal funds).

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) will evaluate applications for quality and impact, using a structured evaluation rubric. Extra points will be awarded for those applications that most closely align with New Mexico’s economic development priorities. Recipients may use funding to pay for CTE course development including curriculum, teacher training, teacher certifications, classroom equipment, and consumable supplies.

Funding is also available for activities that support CTE without requiring a complete program of study. The funds include career exploration activities for students, and programs that develop soft skills. LEAs can propose traditional instructional methods, work-based learning programs, or online training. As mentioned in the Detailed Instructions, LEAs still need to identify a potential CTE pathway, including specific careers that are available in New Mexico, local employers that will provide advice, and a postsecondary pathway.

Funding may be obtained for any of the following initiatives:

  1. New program(s) of study
  2. Soft skills training provided by a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO), or via an online training platform
  3. Guided career exploration for middle school and/or high school students
  4. Online support/programming for integrating Algebra and Geometry standards into CTE coursework
  5. Teacher preparation for existing CTE instructors to become qualified to provide dual credit instruction
  6. Work-based learning (WBL)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186342

Term of Contract:

The funding received as a result of the RfI must be liquidated by June 30, 2020.

The LEA will submit an initial BAR by January 15, 2020; an initial Request for Reimbursement (RfR) by March 6, 2020.

The LEA acknowledges that if it receives an award, it will receive budget authority for the total award at the onset of the award period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public school districts (including district-chartered high schools) and state-chartered high schools that demonstrate a commitment to providing students the opportunity to participate in career technical education are eligible.

In addition to the eligibility requirements established in the RfA, student Next Step Plans, established in NMAC 6.29.1, must be in place for each student enrolled in any CTE program of study offered by the applicant LEA.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for funding must be submitted by December 20, 2019, by 5:00 PM.

User Credentials must be issued to persons requesting access to the application. Only one application may be submitted per Local Educational Agency; please contact your district or charter school personnel to coordinate the application. If your district did not participate in Next Gen CTE application during summer, 2019, you will need to request user credentials before you can begin an application. The cover page should be sent to Andrea Sisneros at the contact information below.

Contact Information:

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

Applicants must email Andrea Sisneros at andrea.sisneros@ state.nm.us to request application access.

New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: 505-827-4296

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico

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