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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1631



Availability of 2008-2009 Career and Technical Education Federal Tech Prep Grants

[38 Pa.B. 4920]
[Saturday, September 6, 2008]

   Applications for Federal Tech Prep grant funds are invited. The project period is October 17, 2008, to June 30, 2009.

   Maximum Amounts per Tech Prep Region:

   1.  South Central Region:  Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry and York Counties--$355,864.

   2.  Southern Alleghenies Region:  Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties--$166,245.

   3.  Southwest Region:  Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland Counties--$409,879.

   1.  Eligibility Requirements

   Funding is available on a competitive basis to career and technical education centers/area vocational-technical schools, school districts and charter schools with the Department of Education (Department) approved programs; postsecondary institutions including proprietary schools and Intermediate Units that offer approved career and technical education programs. Funding preference is granted to an institution within a Tech Prep region/consortium that will ensure the establishment of regional Tech Prep activities to include all partners.

   The Department will give consideration to Tech Prep applications that:

   *  Establish leadership committees to bring direction to implement the ''Program of Study'' to the region, which will include representation from secondary, post-secondary, business, school administrators, teachers, community and others.

   *  Assist in the development and implementation of statewide ''Programs of Study'' by CIP, as recognized by the Department.

   *  Implement the approved statewide articulation agreement guidelines designed for all Department-approved Career and Technical Education ''Programs of Study.''

   *  Facilitate the alignment of academic and technical curriculum between secondary and postsecondary levels that meets academic and industry standards related to an approved ''Program of Study.''

   *  Facilitate the alignment of academic and technical curriculum between secondary and postsecondary levels to eliminate the need for remediation at the postsecondary level.

   *  Assess, plan, develop, organize and implement ''Program of Study'' activities within the state defined regions, as recognized by the Department.

   *  Maintain communication with all consortium schools that have Department-approved Career and Technical Education ''Programs of Study.''

   *  Assist all consortium schools in the identification and reporting of Tech Prep students within the Department-approved Career and Technical Education ''Programs of Study.''

   2.  Application Deadline

   Applications are due Monday, October 6, 2008, by 5 p.m.

   3.  How to apply

   The Department has implemented an internet-based E-Grant system that that requires eligible applicants to apply for funding online. The grant guidelines will be available on the Department's web site at www.pde.state. On the left side click on: Pre K-12 Schools, Career and Technical Education, Grants and Funding and Funding Sources. This page provides a listing of the various funding guidelines. Click on Federal Tech Prep.

   4.  Questions Concerning the Grant Application

   Questions concerning the grant application should be addressed to Susan Will, Tech Prep Coordinator, Department of Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, Professional Development and Support Services, 333 Market Street, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, (717) 346-9735,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1631. Filed for public inspection September 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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