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July 13, 2021 School Board Meeting
Title
2021-22 Carl D. Perkins Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act Grant Application
Meeting Date(s)
Information - 07/13/2021
Consent Type
Discussion

Department of Career and Technical Education is submitting a grant application for federal funds from the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, Perkins V. total amount of the grant application is based on entitlement funding. Brevard’s allocation in contingent upon Florida’s 2020 Federal Award. To expedite the receipt of these entitlement funds, the application will be signed by the Superintendent and submitted electronically to the Office of Grants Management in the established Department Grants Management SHAREFILE. purpose of the grant is to develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs. In this federal legislation, the major focus for secondary education involves: (1) Ensure equal access for all individuals to educational opportunities that meet the workforce development needs of local communities and the state; (2) Ensure all programs align with the technical and employability requirements of Florida’s employers; (3) Recruit, support and retain qualified teachers, counselors and administrators to foster the highest level of student achievement; (4) Provide students with seamless career pathways by offering programs of study which result in credentials of value; (5) Engage industry partners to drive program innovation and work-based learning opportunities; (6) Provide comprehensive, career-focused counseling that allows students to make informed choices about their future. To meet grant requirements, funds will be primarily used to support the following areas: (1) Salary and fringe for two existing resource teachers, one work-based learning specialist in the Office of Career and Technical Education; (2) staff development for educators to include industry certification, program improvement, teacher internships, and other areas as appropriate; (3) travel funds for CTE teachers to accompany eligible CTSO students to national competition; and (4) capital outlay funds to replace or upgrade equipment, software, and furniture as needed by high school CTE programs. Florida Department of Education establishes Perkins V state performance measures with identified local performance targets. district is under no obligation to sustain these positions beyond the grant budget period. A copy of the 2021-22 Perkins grant application will be available in the Office of Career & Technical Education.

Recommendation
Authority for Action
Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, (Perkins) Career and Technical Education Secondary Programs
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Partial
Source of Funding

Operating - Grant
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
21/22 682,844   422 9270 4220XX TBD TBD TBD
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Rachel Rutledge, Director Career and Technical Education, 321-633-1000 x 11380
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