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Career and Technical Education State Leadership Grant (Texas)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)


    The purpose of the Career and Technical Education State Leadership Projects is to implement programs for statewide leadership and professional development related to career and technical education.

    All successful Applications for a Perkins State Leadership Grant must address criteria one through six. Additionally, all Applications related to curriculum development or redesign (programs, courses, modules) must address criterion seven. 

    1. All projects shall contribute to the overall advancement of career and technical education in the State as opposed to projects that benefit a single institution. 
    2. All projects must demonstrate that the proposed program design supports equitable access and opportunity for success for special populations students.
    3. All projects shall submit a budget that shows how the planned project and related activities will be sustainable without a continual influx of federal funding through Perkins or other sources. 
    4. All projects must provide statewide training that includes a survey of the college's region using labor market data that profiles the region's unique features and workforce trends. The training must show how the project supports workforce readiness for students and responds to the regional labor market.
    5. All projects must focus on improving student credential completion in CTE in one or more of the Texas Career Clusters.
    6. Where appropriate, projects shall seek to build upon formerly funded projects and shall not unduly duplicate previously awarded projects. 
    7. All projects related to curriculum development or redesign must indicate adherence with applicable sections of the Guidelines for Instructional Programs in Workforce Education (GIPWE) and the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM).

    Applicants for the 2022-2023 Perkins State Leadership Grants must propose projects that fulfill the goals and objectives of the priority topics. Applicants are required to show how the proposed projects will lead to the improvement of career and technical education (CTE) statewide. Projects will also incorporate methods for continued improvement, sustainability, and/or opportunities for underrepresented groups and special populations. 


    History of Funding

    Previously funded project can be found here: https://reportcenter.highered.texas.gov/contracts/grant-records-financial-aid-program-records/perkins-leadership-grants-2020-2021/

    Additional Information

    2022 - 2023 Grant Competitions

    Competition 1: Advancing Building a Talent Strong Texas through Postsecondary Credentials of Value Awards will be made to projects that seek to work with employers to align courses, programs, and credentials with a current or emerging high-demand workforce need at the regional, multi-regional, or state level. Projects will work with both firsttime and mid-career students and must help students progress efficiently toward completion and align with potential career opportunities. Projects should seek to streamline student pathways to high value credentials through course and program redesign, digital tools to help address individual student needs, credit for prior learning, and flexible program options.

    Competition 2: Field-based Innovation

    The goal of this competition is to encourage the conception, design and execution of creative, field-originated projects by institutions that will contribute to the overall advancement of CTE in Texas and its regions. THECB seeks projects that reflect institutional and regional priorities and insights gained through experience, data analysis, and examination of the research literature.

    Competition 3: Funding for Existing Perkins Leadership Grants

    The goal of this competition is to provide an additional cycle of support for 2022 Leadership Grant projects to assist transition to a completion point or a sustainability plan. This grant is designed to provide institutions the opportunity to complete a subsequent or final phase of project work or to launch a project sustainability plan as described in Criterion 6 of Section 10.1 of the application guidance.


    Mindy Nobles

    Mindy Nobles
    Academic Quality and Workforce
    1200 E Anderson Ln
    Austin, TX 78752
    (512) 427-6221

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are Texas public postsecondary institutions.

    Deadline Details

    A notice of intent was to be submitted by June 3, 2022. Full applications are to be submitted by July 11, 2022. The application cover page and federal certifications are to be submitted by July 18, 2022. Similar deadlines are anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Competition 1: Advancing Building a Talent Strong Texas through Postsecondary Credentials of Value: THECB intends to award CTE Credential Completion grants for up to a twenty-four month period. The awards for this competition will be in the $150,000 to $200,000 range.

    Competition 2: Field-based Innovation: THECB intends to award Field-Based Innovation grants of up to $175,000 per award for up to a twenty-four month period. 

    Competition 3: Funding for Existing Perkins Leadership Grants: Awards will be made for up to $175,000 per award for a period of twelve months. 

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