Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants

2014-15 Career and Technical Education Supplemental Equipment Grant

Applications for the 2014-15 Career and Technical Education Supplemental Equipment Grant will be accepted between August 5, 2014 to 5 p.m. on August 29, 2014. Approximately $3 million in state funds are available for the purchase of equipment for use in the instruction of students enrolled in Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved career and technical education programs. Each grant will be awarded based on the funding formula.

The purpose of the Career and Technical Education Supplemental Equipment Purchase program is to purchase equipment for the classroom that meets industry standards. Funds must be used to purchase equipment for the purpose of training students (i.e., hands-on use of the equipment) in Pennsylvania Department of Education-approved career and technical education programs.

Only equipment that: (a) supports student hands-on training in approved career and technical education programs; (b) meets industry standards; (c) costs $3,000 or more per unit; and (d) the Occupational Advisory Committee recommended each piece of requested equipment and a date that the Occupational Advisory Committee made their recommendation to purchase the equipment requested. If funds remain after purchases of equipment that costs $3,000 or more, the remaining funds can be used to purchase equipment that costs less than $3,000.

The Occupational Advisory Committee shall mean an occupational committee established pursuant to the Pennsylvania Code (22 Pa. Code Ch. 339) (relating to vocational education).

For more information, please go to the 2014-15 Career and Technical Education Supplemental Equipment Grant Guidelines (PDF).

If the school does not apply for the 2014-15 Career and Technical Education Supplemental Equipment Grant, the funds will be reallocated to those schools that do apply.

If you have any questions please contact Janelle Smith, janelsmith@pa.gov or 717-783-6990 regarding the application process, and Benjamin Hanft, bhanft@pa.gov or 717-787-5423 regarding the availability of funds.

Competitive Career and Technical Education Equipment Grants

 

**ATTENTION **

Did your school receive any 2013-14 Equipment Grants?

The required final performance report should
have been submitted by July 15, 2014.

Your request for a 2014-15 grant will NOT be completely processed for funding until an acceptable final performance report (cover page, executive summary, procedures, conclusion, signature page, and a T-chart for each program funded) is received by the Bureau of Career and Technical Education.

Funding Source: State Funds

Grant Program: Guidelines (PDF)

Deadline: TBD

Application Information: Application for this grant is done electronically using the e-Grants system that requires a password. Please read the Funding Guidelines below before using e-Grants. http://www.egrants.pa.gov/AuthenticationServices/Login.aspx

Other Information:

Program Description:

Restrictions on Funding: Eligible expenditures are defined in the guidelines.

Eligible Entities: Area vocational-technical schools/career and technology centers that operate programs approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

School districts with eight or more approved career and technical education programs (two of which are trade and industrial programs) or to school districts offering approved vocational agriculture education programs.

Method of Distribution: Funds are distributed on a competitive basis to eligible educational agencies.