Dec 23 2019
Nearly 8.7 million Californians between the ages of 25-65 have a high school diploma but no additional postsecondary degree. As a result, these individuals are missing out on important career opportunities that could increase wages and social mobility.
To combat this issue, the California legislature passed a few bills to provide more access to online educational programs that focus on increasing employability and the achievement of industry-valued credentials. Out of these initiatives, the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) Improving Online CTE Pathways grant was created.
Providing funding to community colleges, the grant is designed to help develop online programs that support:
> The attainment of short-term, industry-valued credentials
> Students who want to continue their education in a career pathway at an existing community college
The size of the grant depends on the project it’s supporting. Grants will range from tens of thousands of dollars up to $500,000 per college or district. Individual colleges or groups of colleges in partnership can apply for this grant opportunity.
To qualify, the projects must be implemented within one year and lead to lasting institutional innovation. Foothill-De Anza Community College will serve as the fiscal agent for the CVC-OEI and administer all grants.
The CVC-OEI Improving Online CTE Pathways grant accepts proposals that fall within one of the following approved objectives:
READ MORE: STEM and Tech grants for California teachers
The application process for the CVC-OEI Improving Online CTE Pathways grant is in two phases.
If you missed these deadlines, continue checking in with the program for more information. Or, reach out to the primary contact: Justin Schultz, Director, Planning & Grants Administration, 650.949.7939, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this grant program, here are a few links to investigate:
As you’re researching, organizing, and writing a grant proposal, keep this checklist close at hand to keep you on target and ensure you include all necessary information.
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