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SB70 Middle Grades Career Technical Education and Career Pathways Grant Program

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

The SB 70 Middle Grades Career Technical Education and Career Pathways grant program aims to provide middle grades students with career technical education and career exploration learning experiences.


Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Be a California school district, charter school (direct-funded or locally funded), or county office of education, serving or having administrative responsibility for eighth grade students. Be committed to providing career planning and CTE experiences to eighth grade students. Be committed to a sequence of career exploration and CTE courses that are standards-based and developmentally appropriate for middle grades through high school students.
Other Eligibility Considerations Collect information and data as specified by CDE or SB 70 evaluator, including data collection on individual students. Agree to protect confidentiality of individual student information, including each student’s identity, consistent with state/federal statutes and regulations. Agree to participate in disseminating models, lessons, experiences, and other relevant information about the programs and activities funded. Be part of a consortium of grantees for networking/sharing of practices. Share advice with others regarding the design/implementation of similar programs.
Eligible Grade Level(s) 8
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority Governor's Initiative on Improving and Strengthening Career Technical Education, Budget Act Item number 6110-170-0001.
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2010-11
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 6385 / 8590
Total Available $1,800,000
Recipient Amount Minimum $100,000 / Maximum $150,000
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula A minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $150,000 in SB 70 funds are available to each applicant based on the application and proposed budget. Monies are allocated from the community college reversion account through an Interagency Agreement.

Important Dates

Date Application Available April 12, 2011
Due Date May 11, 2011
Expected Notification Date June 3, 2011

Additional Information

Application MG CTE RFA []
Background Career Technical Education []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program David Militzer, 916-323-5146,
Fiscal Dinorah Hall, 916-445-6763,
Division Career & College Transition Division, 916-322-1892 (phone), 916-322-3390 (fax)
Last Modified: April 13, 2011
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