Oregon Revitalization Grants: New prosperity via vocational education

The 2015 CTE Revitalization Grant RFP has been released.

In July 2015, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill (HB) 3072 and HB 5016 authorizing $9.0 million for the Oregon Department of Education to continue the CTE Revitalization Grant program. As a result, students will attain academic and technical skills needed to move successfully into a myriad of public and private postsecondary training and education options, the military, and apprenticeship programs. A new generation of students will lead Oregon’s sustainable economic recovery and prosperity.

The CTE Revitalization Grant is a competitive grant that funds activities related to developing or enhancing Career Technical Education (CTE) programs of study.

The intent of the CTE Revitalization Grant is to strengthen existing CTE programs of study and create new CTE programs of study that will meet workforce needs in high wage and high demand occupations, support achievement of the Oregon diploma, and address the needs of historically under-served students.

These revitalized CTE programs will give students the knowledge and skills required in careers that provide high wages and are in high demand. Partnerships between business, industry, labor, and educators are the foundation to the revitalization of CTE.

Strong partnerships provide connections to the community that can engage students while preparing them for careers and education beyond high school. Partnerships can also be a source of continued support from the community that will lead to sustainability. The attainment of a quality education strengthens all Oregon communities and promotes prosperity, to the benefit of us all.

The maximum funding for any single proposal serving a single school district is $400,000.00. There is no minimum amount for a proposal.

Collaborative proposals involving multiple districts can request up to $500,000. All grant awards are contingent on continued available funding.

Eligible recipients include schools districts, charter schools, and ESDs.

The deadline for submission is October 16, 2015.

[Photo of construction/engineering focus of Lane County CTE Revitalization Grant project by Tom Thompson.]

Download RFP (Word).

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