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TEA SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS

December 19, 2017

Topics included in this bulletin:

  • 2018–2019 Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) and Industry Cluster Innovative Academies (ICIA) Planning Grant Program: Competitive Grant Opportunity
  • 2018–2020 P-TECH and ICIA Success Grant: Competitive Grant Opportunity

2018–2019 Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) and Industry Cluster Innovative Academies (ICIA) Planning Grant Program: Competitive Grant Opportunity Published on the TEA Grant Opportunities Page

TEA is announcing the availability of grant funds for the 2018–2019 Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) and Industry Cluster Innovative Academies (ICIA) Planning grant program. Request for Application (RFA) #701-18-102 is authorized by the General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 67, 85th Texas Legislature and Texas Education Code Chapters 29.551-29.556 (P-TECH) and General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 49, 85th Texas Legislature, Texas Education Code Chapter 29.908, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Dislocated Workers (WIOA) Chapter 17.278 and Adult Activities Chapter 17.258 (ICIA). The RFA is available on the TEA Grant Opportunities Page.

 

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include local educational agencies (LEAs) that:

  • Serve students in Grades 9–12; or
  • Will begin serving students in Grade 9 or students in Grades 9 and 10 in the first year of implementation (2019–2020) and will progressively scale up by adding at least one grade level per year.

Recipients of the 2016–2018 Industry Cluster Name Innovative Academy – The Next Generation of ECHS (RFA #701-16-108) are not eligible for the 2018–2019 P-TECH and ICIA Planning Grant.

 

Grant Period: February 23, 2018, to June 15, 2019

 

Funding:

  • A total of approximately $1,000,000 is available for this grant program.
  • It is anticipated that approximately 20 grants will be awarded
  • Grant awards are expected to be up to $50,000 each.

Description: The purpose of the 2018–2019 P-TECH and ICIA Planning Grant Program is to solicit grant applications from eligible applicants who, upon receipt of the grant, will engage in 16 months of planning with support from TEA’s selected technical assistance provider to establish the foundational components of the P-TECH or ICIA campus, as outlined in Texas Education Code (TEC), Chapters 29.511-29.556 (P-TECH) or 29.908 (ICIA). Grantees will be required to serve students in the P-TECH or ICIA program beginning in the 2019–2020 school year.

 

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by the Texas Education Agency by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), January 9, 2018, to be considered for funding. 


2018–2020 P-TECH and ICIA Success Grant: Competitive Grant Opportunity Published on the TEA Grant Opportunities Page

TEA is announcing the availability of grant funds for the 2018–2020 Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) and Industry Cluster Innovative Academies (ICIA) Success grantprogram. Request for Application (RFA) #701-18-101 is authorized by the General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 67, 85th Texas Legislature and Texas Education Code Chapters 29.551-29.556 (P-TECH) and General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 49, 85th Texas Legislature, Texas Education Code Chapter 29.908, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Dislocated Workers (WIOA) Chapter 17.278 and Adult Activities Chapter 17.258 (ICIA). The RFA is available on the TEA Grant Opportunities Page.

 

Eligibility:  Eligible applicants include local educational agencies (LEAs) that:

  • Serve students in Grades 9–12; or
  • Are already serving students in Grades 9, 9–10, or 9–11 and will progressively scale up by adding at least one grade level per year.

Additionally, LEAs must also:

  • Have been implementing a program similar to P-TECH or ICIA that allows students to: earn industry credentials and associate degrees, engage in appropriate work-based education at every grade level, and participates in programs that create a seamless transition to additional education or the competitive job market;
  • Have established partnerships with at least one institution of higher education (IHE) defined in a written agreement; and
  • Have established partnership(s) with employer(s) defined in a written agreement.

Recipients of the 2016–2018 Industry Cluster Name Innovative Academy – The Next Generation of ECHS (RFA #701-16-108) are not eligible for the 2018–2020 P-TECH and ICIA Success Grant.

 

Grant Period: February 23, 2018, to June 15, 2020

 

Funding:

  • A total of approximately $3,900,000 is available for this grant program.
  • It is anticipated that approximately 15 grants will be awarded
  • Grant awards are expected to be up to $260,000 each.

Description: The purpose of the 2018–2020 P-TECH and ICIA Success Grant Program is to solicit grant applications from eligible applicants who will spend 28 months strengthening and refining current practices that will advance their existing P-TECH or ICIA (or P-TECH or ICIA similar program) campus to distinguished levels of performance, as measured by the P-TECH and ICIA Blueprint. Grantees who receive the grant will be designated as a P-TECH campus for the 2018–2019 school year and are required to work with TEA's selected technical assistance provider for the 28–month grant period. Activities or initiatives by grantees may include, but are not limited to, aligning current practices to the P-TECH and ICIA Blueprint, continuation of collaborative leadership and decision-making committees, establishing systems for formal data review as well as the creation of data response plans, strengthening student recruitment systems, and increasing opportunities for students to master basic skills and prepare for more rigorous academic classes.

 

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by the Texas Education Agency by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), January 9, 2018, to be considered for funding.

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