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.
Rule 581-044-0240 — Criteria for Grant Awards,