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2018 CTE Certification Program Grant Application


Funding Opportunity Purpose

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Postsecondary & Career Education Division, through its Career Education Development unit, invites the submission of applications for funding for the CTE Certification Program. The purpose of this grant is to support eligible DC Public Schools (DCPS), public charter schools (PCS), and the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC CC) with full or subsidized payments of certification exam fees or the purchase of licenses within Priority Career Sectors in the District of Columbia, as identified in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Strategic Plan.

Application Open Date

The release date is Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. This application is available through OSSE’s electronic grants management system (EGMS) at http://grants.osse.dc.gov. All applicants must be a registered vendor of EGMS to access the application. New vendors should allot at least 72 hours for the registration process.

Pre-Application Conference

The pre-application conference will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018, from 9:30-11 a.m. at OSSE, Room 524. This is mandatory to attend. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 25.

Letter of Intent

All eligible applicants seeking to receive funding under this grant must submit the “Intent to Apply” form (provided at the pre-application conference) inclusive of projected funding request (Appendix B) to OSSE by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The form should be submitted via email to [email protected] with the title, Intent to Apply-CTE Certification Program in the subject line of the email.

Applications Due

Applicants must submit the application through EGMS by 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. OSSE will not accept or review applications submitted at or after 3:01 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2018.

Agency Contact

The authorized contact person for this grant opportunity is:
Simone García
Director of Career Education Development
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
1050 First St. NE – Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: (202)727-4312
Email: [email protected]


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