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Grants to Arkansas LEAs to Present Nontraditional Careers to Students

Non-Traditional Enrollment and Recruitment Grants


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Funding Source
Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) - Division of Career and Technical Education (DCTE)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Arkansas

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/20/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Arkansas co-ops and CTE coordinators at LEAs to present new career options to students. Funding is intended to introduce students to career opportunities they would not generally consider. Eligible activities could involve tradeswomen conducting workshops for girls, or men educating boys about healthcare careers.

Perkins V defines ‘Non-Traditional Fields’ as, “ occupations or fields of work, such as careers in computer science, technology, and other current and emerging high-skill occupations, for which individuals from one gender comprised less than 25% of the individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work.” [Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 § 3 (33).


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Education Cooperatives Consortia or single LEAs who are eligible for Perkins funding may apply.

Pre-Application Information
Grant Timeline:
- Applications Open: Tuesday, August 1, 2023
- Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
- Grant Awardees Notified: Monday, October 16, 2023

Term of Contract
Grant funds must be expended no later than: Friday, June 7, 2024

Contact Information
Apply online:

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Lydia McDonald, Perkins & Accountability Coordinator
Division of Career and Technical Education
Arkansas Department of Education
Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-1616

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