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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DIVISION 44

WORKFORCE 2000 VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

Career and Technical Education RevitalizationGrant Program

581-044-0210

Definitions

The following definitions apply to OAR 581-044-0210 to 581-044-0260.

(1) “Diverse number of students” refers to a range of school sizes based on student enrollment.

(2) “High demand”, as defined by the Oregon Employment Department, means having more than the median number of total (growth plus replacement) openings for statewide or a particular region.

(3) “High wage”, as defined by the Oregon Employment Department, is a wage that is more than the all-industry, all-ownership median wage for statewide or a particular region.

(4) “Metropolitan County” is a county classified as Metropolitan by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

(5) “Reasonable geographic distribution” means that at least one-third of the funded proposals shall serve schools within a Metropolitan County, and at least one-third shall serve schools outside of a Metropolitan County.

(6) “The Act” refers to section 7, chapter 683, Oregon Laws 2011 (Enrolled House Bill 3362).

(7) “Educational enterprise” means middle school through post-secondary education including apprenticeship training.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.075
Hist.: ODE 14-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-31-11 thru 4-28-12; ODE 11-2012, f. 3-30-12, cert. ef. 4-2-12; ODE 21-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-13

581-044-0220

Policy

A Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grant Program has been established to encourage support for programs of study that are part of a continuum across the educational enterprise. Grants must be used to enhance the collaboration between education providers and employers by:

(1) Developing or enhancing career and technical education programs of study.

(2) Expanding the professional growth of and career opportunities for students through career and technical education programs.

(3) Assessing the ability of each career and technical education program to meet workforce needs and give students the skills required for jobs in Oregon that provide high wages and are in high demand.

(4) Supporting the achievement of the Oregon high school diploma requirements.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.075
Hist.: ODE 14-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-31-11 thru 4-28-12; ODE 11-2012, f. 3-30-12, cert. ef. 4-2-12; ODE 21-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-13

581-044-0230

Eligibility

(1) The following shall be the eligible applicant(s) for the Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grant Program:

(a) School districts;

(b) Education service districts;

(c) Public schools; and

(d) Public charter schools.

(2) A single grant proposal may include more than one eligible applicant and other partners, but the fiscal agent must be one of the eligible applicants identified in subsection (1) of this rule.

Stat. Auth.: 2011 OL Ch. 683 Sec. 7
Stats. Implemented: 2011 OL Ch. 683 Sec. 7
Hist.: ODE 14-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-31-11 thru 4-28-12; ODE 11-2012, f. 3-30-12, cert. ef. 4-2-12

581-044-0240

Criteria for Grant Awards

(1) The Oregon Department of Education shall establish a request for proposal solicitation and approval process to be conducted each biennium for which Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grant funds are available. The Department shall notify eligible applicants of the proposal process and due dates, and make available necessary guidelines and application forms.

(2) All proposals must comply with requirements of the Act. Grants shall be awarded based on the following generally applicable criteria:

(a) The program shall focus on development and/or enhancement of a program of study in career and technical education;

(b) The program supports Oregon high school diploma requirements;

(c) There is a clear connection between the proposal and the workforce for the program of study based on high wages and high demand;

(d) The program shall serve to increase enrollment in programs of study which provide skills for employment in high-demand careers leading to high wages;

(e) The program demonstrates potential to teach a higher-level of academic and technical skills to all students, thereby increasing the knowledge and improving the skills of Oregon's workforce, and meeting established or developing industry standards;

(f) The business industry and/or labor communities are actively involved in program development and implementation in a manner that strengthens the development and continued viability of the program of study;

(g) There is evidence that the program of study implemented or improved shall be sustained beyond the life of the grant;

(h) There are provisions for follow up of students/staff, evaluation of program results, and reporting of program results.

(3) Priority shall be given to proposals that meet the minimum criteria and:

(a) Support new or expanded CTE programs;

(b) Demonstrate long-term viability;

(c) Demonstrate commitments from business, industry, labor or education providers to enhance collaboration;

(d) Demonstrate a diverse number of students served;

(e) Contribute to a reasonable geographic distribution of grant moneys;

(f) Create regional collaborations between partners which may include multiple public schools or other partners in a region; and

(g) Demonstrate that the collaboration between education providers and employers enhanced by the grant will be sustainable beyond the life of the grant.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.075
Hist.: ODE 14-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-31-11 thru 4-28-12; ODE 11-2012, f. 3-30-12, cert. ef. 4-2-12; ODE 21-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-13

581-044-0250

Grant Advisory Committee

(1) The Oregon Department of Education and the Bureau of Labor and Industries shall jointly convene a Grant Advisory Committee to set goals for the grant program, develop grant criteria, review all grant applications and recommend determinations on those applications.

(2) The Grant Advisory Committee shall have representatives from business, industry, labor, and education providers. The Department and Bureau shall seek recommendations for membership on the committee from:

(a) Organizations who represent business, industry and labor; and

(b) Education providers including but not limited to the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, community colleges, school districts and other public and private education providers.

(3) A member of the Grant Advisory Committee may not review a grant for which they have a declared conflict of interest.

(4) The Grant Advisory Committee shall receive training on the purpose of the Career and Technical Education Revitalization Grant program and RFP scoring procedures prior to scoring any proposals.

(5) In consultation with the Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Oregon Department of Education may appoint additional grant reviewers for the sole purpose of expediting the grant review process.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.075
Hist.: ODE 14-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-31-11 thru 4-28-12; ODE 11-2012, f. 3-30-12, cert. ef. 4-2-12; ODE 21-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-13

581-044-0260

Method of Awarding Competitive Grants

(1) Funding awards for Career and Technical Education Revitalization projects shall be approved by the Oregon Department of Education designated project manager, fiscal manager, and the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(2) The Oregon Department of Education shall design a Request for Proposal (RFP) and scoring sheets that reflect requirements of state law and criteria stated in OAR 581-044-0240.

(3) Mailing requirements and deadlines shall be included in the RFP.

(4) Each proposal shall be scored by a minimum of two reviewers who are members of the Grant Advisory Committee or have been appointed as a grant reviewer as described in OAR 581-044-0250 section (5). Where possible each proposal shall be scored by at least one reviewer representing business, industry, or labor and one reviewer representing education providers.

(5) The Grant Advisory Committee shall make recommendations for funding based on the review of proposals and the intent of the Act.

(6) In the event that there are insufficient proposals that meet the requirements of the Act and ensure a reasonable geographic distribution, the Grant Advisory Committee may recommend an alternative approach to determining reasonable geographic distribution.

(7) The Oregon Department of Education shall notify both successful and unsuccessful applicants. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants shall be allowed access to a summary of comments and suggestions related to their proposals.

(8) Applicants shall have one week from the date of the notification letter to appeal the funding decision related to their application to the Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. Decisions made by the Deputy Superintendent are final.

(9) Grant recipients may request minor changes in funded proposals from the Department of Education. Requests for changes and approved changes shall be kept as part of the grant file.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 344.075
Stats. Implemented: ORS 344.075
Hist.: ODE 14-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-31-11 thru 4-28-12; ODE 11-2012, f. 3-30-12, cert. ef. 4-2-12; ODE 21-2013, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-13

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