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Request for Applications

SB 70 Distance Learning Pilot

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

In 2005, the Governor Initiative on Improving and Strengthening Career Technical Education (CTE) was successfully carried through Senate Bill (SB) 70 by Senator Scott. SB 70 allocated $20,000,000 from the Community College reversion account to be specifically used for the improving of CTE at both the community college and secondary level. Last year, SB 1130 was signed by the Governor to continue this important work with additional funding for the next five years through the 2013-14 fiscal years. The SB 70 Distance Learning Pilot invites submission from Local Education Agencies (LEAs), California community colleges, state universities, and state agencies to develop, implement, distribute and support participation in Career Technical Education courses at a distance for residents in areas of rural California. Organizations from urban areas may apply provided that the courses are implemented and distributed to rural areas.

Program Questions: John Dunn, e-mail:, tel. 916-319-0460

Downloading Questions: John Dunn , Regional Occupational Centers and Programs, e-mail:, tel. 916-319-0460

Document Description

Application and Instructions (DOC; 342KB; 17pp)

Instructions for completing the SB 70 Distance Learning Pilot application.

Conference Call Instructions (DOC; 29KB; 2pp)

April 17th, 2009 Conference Call and Meeting Information sheet

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted Oct-2008)

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

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