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: Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP)

Purpose of the Program: NHCTEP provides grants to improve career and technical education (CTE) programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and that benefit Native Hawaiians. Section 116(e)of Perkins V provides that programs, services, and activities funded under NHCTEP must support and improve career and technical education programs. (20 U.S.C. 2326(e))

Eligible Applicants: The following entities are eligible to apply under this competition: Community-based organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians. For purposes of the NHCTEP, a community-based organization means a public or private organization that provides career and technical education, or related services, to individuals in the Native Hawaiian community. Any community-based organization may apply individually or as part of a consortium with one or more eligible community-based organizations. (Eligible applicants seeking to apply for funds as a consortium must meet the requirements in 34 CFR 75.127–75.129.).

Application Due: March 22, 2021.

Pre-application Webinar: February 2, 2021, 2:00 p.m. EST. The webinar may be accessed at this link: NHCTEP Pre-application Webinar Link

Notice Inviting Applications: Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)

Correction Notice: The Office of Federal Register has corrected an error it made in preparing the NACTEP notice inviting applications for publication. The published notice indicated that the deadline for applications was 60 days after publication of the notice in the Federal Register. In a correction published on Friday, December 11, 2020, the Federal Register clarified that the calendar date of the deadline for applications is January 29, 2021.

Purpose of the Program: NACTEP provides grants to improve career and technical education (CTE) programs that are consistent with the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, as amended by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (the Act or Perkins V) and that benefit Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

Eligible Applicants: The following entities are eligible to apply under this competition: (1) a federally recognized Indian Tribe, (2) a Tribal organization, (3) an Alaska Native entity, and (4) a Bureau-funded school, except for a Bureau-funded school proposing to use its award to support general education secondary school programs. Any Tribe, Tribal organization, Alaska Native entity, or eligible Bureau-funded school may apply individually or as part of a consortium with one or more eligible Tribes, Tribal organizations, Alaska Native entities, or eligible Bureau-funded schools. (Eligible applicants seeking to apply for funds as a consortium must meet the requirements in 34 CFR 75.127-75.129, which apply to group applications.)

Application Due: January 29, 2021.

Pre-application Webinar:

QUICK LINKS

Notice Inviting Applications:
Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP)
(Due March 22, 2021)

Notice Inviting Applications:
Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)
(Due January 29, 2021)

OCTAE CONTACT

Robin Utz
Robin.Utz@ed.gov
(202) 245-7767

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