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Announcement of Funding Opportunity
RFP #: GC17-015

Removing Barriers to CTE Programs for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities Grant Application


  • Update 2/14/17: Please note that due to the need for additional clarification for this grant opportunity, a revised RFP will be posted here the week of February 20, 2017. This revised RFP will also include new due dates for questions and submission.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document – Posted 12/30/16

Legislative Authority

Laws of 2016-2017

Purpose of Grant

To ensure that all students have a pathway that leads to college and career readiness, $1 million is available to provide Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with support and resources to eliminate barriers to Students With Disabilities (SWD) and English Language Learners (ELL)/Multilingual Learners (MLL), encourage participation in and equitable access to CTE programs and activities, and promote gender diversity in non-traditional career paths.

Project Period

September 1, 2017- August 31, 2018

Eligible Applicants

Local Educational Agencies (LEA), BOCES (lead agencies) in partnership with institutions of higher education, community and business organizations

Amount of Funding

$1 million is available statewide with awards of not more than $200,000 each.

Due Date and Submission Instructions

Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies postmarked by March 2, 2017 to:

New York State Education Department
Attn: GC#17-015 Removing Barriers to CTE Grant
Grants Management, Room 464 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail to RemovingCTEBarriers@nysed.gov by January 27, 2017. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than February 7, 2017

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document – Posted 12/30/16

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Last Updated: February 15, 2017