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Agricultural Career Techncial Education Incentive Grant

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

The Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant provides local educational agencies (LEAs) with funds to improve the quality of their agricultural career technical education programs. The goal is to maintain a high-quality, comprehensive agricultural career technical program in California's public school system to ensure a constant source of employable, trained, and skilled individuals.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
The LEA must be operating an approved agricultural career technical education program in its school(s). Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCP) are not eligible for funds. However, ROCP classes that are an integral part of the school site's total agricultural program may be counted toward funding.
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
The LEA must agree to particpate in the Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program process. As part of the process, onsite reviews will be conducted by the regional supervisor.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
9, 10, 11, 12
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Education Code Article 7.5, Section 52460, Agricultural Career Technical Education Program - Budget Act Item Number 6110-167-0001
Source / Type State / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2014-15
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
7010 / 8590
Total Available $4,134,000
Recipient
Amount
varies
Match
Requirement
Yes
Allocation Formula The funding amount approved for each Agricultural Career Technical Education Incentive Grant will be based on the application submitted and the availability of funding. The first payment (75 percent) will be released approximately October 15, 2014. The second payment, final 25 percent plus/minus any adjustments and any specialized grant allocations, will be released approximately April 1, 2015. Failure to meet any Quality Criteria could result in the loss of 10 percent of the approved grant. In addition, failure to submit the Program Enrollment Report, Final Expenditure Report, or Future Farmers of America (FFA) Membership Roster by October 15, 2014 will result in a loss of 10 percent of the approved grant.

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
July 23, 2014
Due Date August 31, 2014
Expected
Notification Date
October 15, 2014

Additional Information

Application http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r17/agin14rfa.asp
Background http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/ae/
Fiscal http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/ae/
Other Appropriated funds may be used only to improve the agricultural education program at a site. Funds can only be used in 4000, 5000, and 6000 budget categories. Matching funds are required from non-salaried agricultural expenditures. Under certain conditions, a matching fund waiver may be obtained from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Contacts

Program Hugh Mooney
Phone : 916-319-0488
E-mail : hmooney@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Hugh Mooney
Phone : 916-319-0488
E-mail : hmooney@cde.ca.gov
Division Career & College Transition Division
Phone : 916-319-0887
Fax : 916-319-0166

Last Modified: August 4, 2014

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