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DC Career Academy Network Fund (DC CAN) Request for Applications

Monday, June 18, 2018


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 to eligible schools for the implementation of career-themed academies as part of the DC Career Academy Network (DC CAN). The DC CAN vision is to create one cohesive network of career academies within all public high schools in the District of Columbia. Its mission is to reshape Washington, DC’s workforce by effectively preparing District students for college and careers through the use of the NAF educational design, i.e. academy development & structure; curriculum & instruction; advisory board, and work-based learning.

Funding Opportunity Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to provide seed money to support the establishment of one DC CAN academy at a public or public charter high school in the District of Columbia within finance or information technology.

Ultimately, this funding will support strategies identified within the District of Columbia’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Strategic Plan by preparing students to succeed in college and the District’s most promising career sectors (

Important Dates and Submission Requirements

Application Release Date: The release date is Monday, June 18, 2018. This application is available through OSSE’s electronic grants management system (EGMS) at 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: Applicants are required to attend a mandatory pre-application conference prior to grant submission. The pre-application conference will be held at OSSE. Absence from this conference will make an applicant ineligible to apply.

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • 9-10:30 a.m.
  • OSSE – 1050 First St. NE, Mary Church Terrell (Room 324)

The individual completing the application along with the individual responsible for the submission of reimbursement requests must be present. RSVPs to the pre-application conference are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. Participants should confirm their attendance. RSVP

Letter of Intent: All eligible applicants seeking to receive funding under this grant must submit the “Intent to Apply” form to OSSE by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018. The form should be submitted via email to [email protected] with “DC CAN Intent to Apply” in the subject line of the email.

Applications Due: Applicants must submit the application through EGMS by 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. OSSE will not accept or review applications submitted at or after 3:01 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

Related Content: DC Career Academy Network (DC CAN)