Funding Opportunities

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Each year under Perkins V, Congress appropriates roughly $1.1 billion in State formula grants and over $26 million dollars in competitive discretionary grants specified in the law for the improvement of career and technical education programs across the nation. In addition, the Department occasionally uses National Activity funds to award grants for specialized purposes.

Current Funding Opportunities

Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for New Awards; Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications from State educational agencies (SEAs) as the lead applicant and fiscal agent of a partnership for an Out-of-School Time Career Pathway program under the national activities authority in the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.287D.

Applications available: June 22, 2020
Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: July 22, 2020

Notice Inviting Applications (NIA) for the FY 2020 Education Stabilization Fund – Reimagine Workforce Preparation (ESF-RWP) Grants Program

The Department of Education (Department) is issuing an NIA for eligible applicants for the FY 2020 ESF-RWP Grants program under section 18001(a)(3) of Division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.425G. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006. This supplemental notice supersedes the notice published on April 27, 2020 at

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply: July 13, 2020
Applications Due: August 24, 2020

Application Instructions:

A pre-application webinar for state workforce boards was held on Monday, June 29, 2020, at 2:00 pm ET. The presentation slide deck, recording and webinar transcript will be posted to this website.

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