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Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) in Correctional Institutions

Grants to Massachusetts Correctional Agencies to Provide
Career and Technical Education Programs for Offenders

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Conf. Date:

08/03/19

Deadline Date:

09/20/19

Description:

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Grants ranging from $30,000 to $80,000 to Massachusetts county and state correctional agencies for career and technical education programs for youth and adult offenders. Funding is intended to support the creation or improvement of education programs that prepare institutionalized individuals for in-demand, CORI-neutral career pathways with a sustainable living wage.

The purpose of this competitive federal grant is to assist state and county correctional agencies with education programs that meet the definition of career and technical education as contained in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V, see Pre-Application Information below).

Proposed programs of study must offer a sequence of at least two courses that provide adult and/or youth offenders with coherent and rigorous educational activities that develop the academic and technical knowledge and skills required to pursue further education and/or employment in current or emerging professions and result in an industry-recognized 

Note: A minimum of 10% of the program budget (direct or optional match) must be used to provide professional development for academic and/or technical teachers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186755

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$217,181

Number of Grants:

3 - 7

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards ranging from approximately $30,000 to $80,000

Term of Contract:

Project Duration: Upon Approval – 8/31/2020 conditionally renewable for up to an additional 2 years (FY21 and FY22). Renewals are subject to satisfactory performance, compliance with grant reporting requirements, the appropriation of Perkins funding, and the continuation of federal authorizing legislation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

State and county correctional agencies, including the Department of Youth Services, with capacity to deliver academic and technical education at the secondary and/or postsecondary level are eligible to respond to this Request for Proposals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A bidder's conference webinar is scheduled Tuesday September 3, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Please download or print a copy of the RFP you can follow along with during the webinar.

To join the meeting: Perkins Bidder's Conference: http://sabes.adobeconnect.com/pbc/
Room Passcode: 2019
Phone Passcode: 1.877.820.7831/guest passcode 277528

Pre-Application Information:

Date Due: Friday, September 20, 2019

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

Massachusetts Perkins V Transition Manual: http://www.doe.mass.edu/cte/perkins/

Contact Information:

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

Submit all required grant materials by email to:

Karen DeCoster
Phone Number: (781) 338-3815
Email: kdecoster@doe.mass.edu

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts

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