GRANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2019-2020 FUNDING YEAR

** APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 27, 2018**

CTE Foundation Funding Priorities

Competitive grants are intended to support the start-up or expansion of career technical education and training programs in Sonoma County, and may include funding for staffing, supplies, professional development, and instructional materials. Programs must adhere to “Model CTE Elements” which may be viewed on our Programs & Grants main page.

Application documents are available by request; please contact CTE Foundation at admin@ctesonomacounty.org.

New/Enhanced CTE Sections:
Grants to fund the implementation of new CTE sections, or the enhancement of existing CTE sections, in alignment with the following guidelines:

  • Adhere to CTE Foundation Model Elements;
  • Align with high-demand careers in key local industries;
  • Preference given to sections that meet A-F certification;
  • Maximum grant: $21,500.


Planning Grants:
Grants that provide paid planning time to develop new education strategies in alignment with CTE Foundation goals. Grant Committee will prioritize proposals that seek to:

  • Enhance a current CTE course to meet A-F requirements;
  • Develop a new course that integrates CTE and core academic content that meets A-F requirements;
  • Develop a new CTE pathway that will help meet criteria for “prepared” on the College/Career indicator for the new California Accountability Dashboard;
  • Maximum grant: $10,000.


Supplies/Technology/WBL Opportunities:
Grants to support CTEF grantees (current or previous) who require ongoing support to keep CTE sections relevant with supplies, tools & equipment and/or integrated work-based learning experiences. Maximum grant: $5,000.

Support & Grant Resources

Technical assistance is available for applicants at the annual Grant Workshop held on October 29th 3:30 -5:30 at CTE Foundation Office at 1030 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa; or by contacting CTE Director of Programs, Amber Figueroa directly at amber@ctesonomacounty.org.

Information on integrating Common Core Standards with CTE courses, the Work Readiness curriculum, link to Financial Literacy curriculum, and the Northern California Career Pathway Alliance (NCCPA) Foundational Elements can be found through the following web links and sources:

  1. California Mathematics Project, CTE and core academic integrated units
  2. Buck Institute for Education, CTE and core academic integrated project-based learning
  3. University of California, University of California Curriculum Integration
  4. My Career Space, Work Readiness
  5. Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma County Office of Education CTE Support Services
  6. Northern California Career Pathway Alliance, Foundational Elements; Resources Page
  7. Redwood Credit Union, Financial Literacy Curriculum