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Grants to Arkansas Educational Co-Ops and LEAs to Create Original Programming for Career Selection

Innovation Grant


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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 educational co-ops and LEAs to create original educational programming related to career selection. The purpose of funding is to prepare students in rural areas or communities that generally underperform to apply for high-salary or highly-sought employment opportunities.

Innovation grants promote the development, implementation, and adoption of Career Pathways (Programs of Study) that are aligned with state-identified high-skills, high-wage, or in-demand occupations or industries. Through the identification and promotion of promising and proven career and technical education programs, practices, and strategies, which may include programs, practices, and strategies that prepare individuals for nontraditional fields, these grants are issued.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Education Cooperatives Consortia or single LEAs who are eligible for Perkins funds may apply that meet one of the following criteria:
1. Rural Area;
2. Areas with high percentage of CTE concentrators or CTE participants;
3. Areas with high numbers of CTE concentrators or CTE participants;
4. Areas with disparities or gaps in performance.

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

Term of Contract
Grants Must Be Fully Expended: 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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