Tech-Prep Demonstration Grants


To award demonstration grants to eligible consortia to carry out tech-prep programs at secondary schools located on the sites of community colleges.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/06/2008 (No funds are available for this program and no future awards are expected.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants.
Program Accomplishments
The estimated number of awards is 6-9 in fiscal year 2002.
Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Amendments of 1998, Title II, Section 207, Public Law 105-332.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible recipients are consortia between or among: (A) A local educational agency, an intermediate educational agency or area vocational and technical education school serving secondary school students, or a secondary school funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and (B) a nonprofit institution of higher education that offers a 2-year associate degree program, or a 2-year certificate program. Additional details are included in Section 204(a) of the Perkins Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Tech-prep education programs, with the voluntary participation of secondary school students, that are co-located at community colleges.
Signed endorsement by the eligible consortia.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
Notice will be published in the Federal Register and will include all necessary forms.
Award Procedure
A peer review process occurs to score the eligible applications. Department staff creates a rank order of application scores. Awards will then be made to successful applicants, containing applicable terms and conditions. Grant recipients may draw down funds electronically.
Deadlines are published in the Federal Register. Applicants may also contact the Program Office for deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The range is approximately 30 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Awards will be for a total 3-year period. Funding will be from one appropriation (fiscal year).
How are proposals selected?
Projects must meet the definition of a tech-prep program, as stated in Sections 3(26), 202(3), and 204(c)(1)-(3) of the Perkins Act; Public Law 105-332, must involve the location of a secondary school on the site of a community college; and must involve a business member of the consortium to ensure that there are opportunities for work-based learning, and the integration of academic and vocational-technical knowledge and skills in the curriculum.
How may assistance be used?
Each tech-prep program shall: 1. (A) Involve the location of a secondary school on the site of a community college, (B) involve a business as a member of the consortium, and (C) require the voluntary participation of secondary school students in the tech-prep education program; and 2. may provide summer internships at a business for students or teachers.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual Performance Reports.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of State and Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act, grantees must maintain records for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made for a total 3-year period. Funding will be from one appropriation (fiscal year).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
U.S. Department of Education, OVAE Division of High School, Postsecondary and Career Education 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Rm. 5523, MES Washington, DC 20202-7100. Karen Clark. Email Telephone: (202) 401-4072.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $5,000,000; FY 03 est $4,968,000; and FY 04 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average award in fiscal year 2002 is expected to be $693,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Rules and Regulations, Title 34 CFR 400; EDGAR Parts 74, 75, 77, 80, 81, 82, 85, 86, 97, 98, and 99.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not available.


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