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Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (California)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    California Department of Education (CDE)


    The California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG) program is established as a state education, economic, and workforce development initiative with the goal of providing pupils in kindergarten through grade twelve, inclusive, with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition to employment and postsecondary education. The purpose of this program is to encourage and maintain the delivery of career technical education (CTE) programs. Education Code (EC) sections 53070–53076.4

    The recipients of the CTEIG funds are required to implement and maintain a CTE program meeting all of the following high-quality CTE program requirements:

    • Offer high-quality curriculum and instruction aligned with the California CTE Model Curriculum Standards including, but not limited to, providing a coherent sequence of CTE courses that enable pupils to transition to postsecondary education programs that lead to a career pathway or attain employment upon graduation from high school;
    • Provide pupils with quality career exploration and guidance;
    • Provide pupil support services including counseling and leadership development;
    • Provide for system alignment, coherence, and articulation, including ongoing and structural regional or local partnerships with postsecondary educational institutions, with documented formal written agreements;
    • Form ongoing and structural industry and labor partnerships, documented through formal written agreements and through participation on advisory committees;
    • Provide opportunities for pupils to participate in after-school; extended-day; and out-of-school internships, competitions, and other work-based learning opportunities;
    • Reflect regional or local labor-market demands focusing on current or emerging high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations;
    • Lead to an industry-recognized credential, certificate, appropriate postsecondary training, or employment;
    • Staffed by skilled teachers (CTE-credentialed teachers) or faculty and provide professional development opportunities for those teachers or faculty members;
    • Provide opportunities for pupils who are individuals with exceptional needs to participate in all programs; and
    •  Report data to allow for an evaluation of the program.

    History of Funding

    2019-2020 awardees can be seen at

    Additional Information

    At the end of each grant term, awardees will be expected to generate the following deliverables:
    • Data aligned with the core metrics required by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the quality indicators described in the California State Plan for CTE and by the Perkins IV;
    • An annual progress report which addresses the 10 CTE program requirements; and
    • An end-of-year fiscal expenditure claims report including matching funds and their sources.


    Sarah Chambers

    Sarah Chambers
    1430 N Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814-5901

    Michelle McIntosh

    Michelle McIntosh
    1430 N Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
    (916) 322-5050

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants may consist of one or more, or any combination, of the following:
    • School Districts;
    • County Offices of Education (COEs);
    • Charter Schools with an active charter number; and/or
    • Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs) operated by joint powers authorities (JPA), provided that the application has the written consent of each participating local educational agency (LEA). ROCP's that are not JPAs cannot apply as a single LEA; they may apply as member of a consortium.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by June 2, 2021. A similar deadline is anticipated biennially.

    Award Details

    $150,000,000 is available in total funding for FY21-22. Awards last for 2 years. Awards are based on a formula. For any funding received from this program, the CTEIG grant requires a proportional dollar match as follows: $2.00 for every $1.00 received from this program. The grant amounts will be appropriated as follows, unless otherwise determined:

    • For applicants with average daily attendance (ADA) in grades seven through twelve (7–12) of less than or equal to 140, 4 percent is designated = $6 million
    • For applicants with ADA in grades 7–12 of more than 140 and less than or equal to 550, 8 percent is designated = $12 million
    • For applicants with ADA in grades 7–12 of more than 550, 88 percent is designated = $132 million

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