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6.20.2016

Carl Perkins Supplemental Grant Deadline, CTIMS Tutorials, and Carl Perkins Application for Secondary/Post Secondary release update!

As I am writing this they tell me it is the first official day of summer!  It still amazes me how time flies during the spring months.

Speaking of Time..on to the Updates:

1. Carl Perkins Supplemental Grant Deadline:
  • The supplemental grant deadline will be extended again to July 10, 2016. This is to give time to the contractors to fix an issue in the grant management system that has hindered the approval of applications.  The error does not affect the entering or saving of grant data so if you have completed the grant already you will not need to resubmit.
2.  CTIMS Tutorials
  • Tutorials on submitting submitting a new grant and other actions in CTIMS are located on the Carl Perkins website under the CTIMS - Resources tab.  You can click on THIS LINK and it will take you to the page were our tutorials are housed.
  • IF you have not had an account created for CTIMS and you normally submit Carl Perkins grant s for your school please send an email to josh.miller@careertech.ok.gov  
3.   Carl Perkins Application for Secondary/Post Secondary Funding:
  • We have run the preliminary allocations formula and are now waiting on a data validation request before we can release the numbers to the field.  As soon as the validation has been completed we will blog that the Carl Perkins Basic application is open and your allocation and options forms will be mailed.  From that date you will be given 6-8 weeks to complete the application and submit it for approval.
  • You should have already received your CTIMS user authentication email if you were a user for your school last year.  The email would have come from ctims@careertech.ok.gov if you have not received this email you will want to check you junk or spam folder as it has gotten caught by those filters at some schools.  If you missed the email or have not seen it please email josh.miller@careertech.ok.gov make sure that in the email subject you put "authentication reset request"

As always if we can be of any assistance please contact the Carl Perkins Administration office.

--cp  

6.05.2016

Carl Perkins Supplemental Deadline Extended

Due to technical difficulties in opening CTIMS to Perkins users we will be extending the deadline for all Carl Perkins Supplemental Grants.  The new deadline is listed below, please be patient as we launch the new system!

Supplemental Grant Extended Deadline:  June 25th  2016

If you have any questions please contact the FLA office!

--cp

5.19.2016

STEAMmaker and Girls Coding - No Cost Professional Development




CareerTech is offering two camps in June for teachers to learn strategies on implementing project based learning in their classrooms.

We are offering our third STEAMmaker Camp and introducing Girls Coding. These camps are being offered at no cost to instructors and students that they bring with them. Teachers must apply and commit to attending the entire camp. Teachers who attend receive high quality and immersive professional development and get to implement strategies that they learn into practice immediately with their students who get to attend a cool summer camp.

Teachers do not have to be STEM teachers and we are encouraging anyone who has a desire to do project based learning to apply.



STEAMmaker Camp

WHERE: Francis Tuttle Technology Center’s Portland Campus located at 3500 NW 150th Street in Oklahoma City

WHEN: June 7-10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (optional)
  • June 7-9 with teams of students
  • June 10 - teachers only for a one-day project based learning training (no optional evening portion)
WHO: Teams of 2 teachers and 5-8 students, in grades 6-10 (rising)

WHAT: Come learn, play, and invent in this super-awesome camp using littleBits, Makey Makeys, ArtSnacks (and more), and kids’ awesome summertime imaginations!

WHY: It’s super fun to geek out with your friends and a have great summer camp experience! And teachers will get high-quality, hands-on experience on how to make and run their own MakerEd space.



Girls Coding

WHERE: Metro Technology Center's Springlake Campus located at 1900 Springlake Drive in Oklahoma City

WHEN: June 13-15, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 13 - teacher teams of two for a one-day project based learning training
  • June 14-15 -  teachers teams with teams of five students
WHO: Teams of 2 teachers and 5 students, in grades 7-10 (rising)

WHAT: Come learn, play, and code in this super-awesome camp.

WHY: It’s super fun to geek out with your friends and a have great summer camp experience! Teachers will get high-quality, hands-on experience on how to implement coding into their classroom.

5.18.2016

FY16 Claims Deadlines, Carl Perkins Supplemental Grants, CTIMS update, and more!


FY16 Claims for Reimbursement Deadlines!

IMPORTANT:

Please be aware that the following time lines will be enforced for the submission of technology center, comprehensive school, and college/university FY-16 claims for payment:
  • August 15, 2015: Drop-dead date for submission of FY-16 claims for payment.
  • September 15, 2016: Deadline for final resolution of any needed claim corrections.
  • October 15, 2016: Final date that all payments should be received by schools for claims submitted by above dates. Please ensure all amounts owed to your school are received by this date as no FY-16 payments will be made beyond October 15, 2016.
Thank you for your assistance in our fiscal year end process. If there are questions, please contact your Federal Legislation Assistance Carl Perkins Coordinator.

FY17 Carl Perkins Supplemental Grants:

If you are interested in applying for a Carl Perkins FY17 Supplemental Grant you can find the requirements for each grant on our website. We are offering the following grants for FY17 eligible recipients:

High Growth and Emerging Technologies:

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education supports the development and implementation of high-tech, high-wage Career Academies, Career Majors or relevant activities that support and align with local, state, and national industry existing and emerging workforce needs. The Career Academies, Career Majors or relevant activities should embrace rigorous academic and technical learning activities. Perkins LEAs or consortia meeting the $15,000 requirement, technology centers, or technology center coops, and post-secondary institutions or consortia meeting the $50,000 requirement are eligible to complete a High Growth and Emerging Technologies Application. Successful applicants will receive one-year supplemental funding for up to $50,000. Grant applicants may re-apply for a second year if funds are available.

Career Development:

Career development is an educational program designed to assure individuals know how to make career choices and create education plans to prepare themselves for those careers. The program ensures individuals make informed career decisions based on facts. Career development is based upon the tenet that individuals who have career maturity make better career choices and have a better sense of the education plans needed to reach their career goals, including entrepreneurship. Career maturity is when an individual has personal insight into the process of and readiness for making career choices. It is NOT the process of choosing a specific career or job. Career Development programs assist students in defining career pathways that prepare them for high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations. Perkins LEAs or consortia meeting the $15,000 requirement, technology centers, or technology center coops, and post-secondary institutions or consortia meeting the $50,000 requirement are eligible to complete the grant application. Successful applicants will receive one-year supplemental funding.

Disability Services:

Many times students with disabilities do not receive the extra support needed for success in the classroom as well as a successful transition to a technology center, post-secondary education/training, and/or employment. This grant can be used to help support Oklahoma career and technology education students with varying types of disabilities to explore career options and for transition support into post-secondary education/training levels as well as employment. This grant can help schools implement transition programs and/or other support strategies to assist in the provision of transferable skill sets to students regarding the attainment of meaningful employment and becoming productive members of society. Perkins LEAs or consortia meeting the $15,000 requirement, technology centers, or technology center coops, and post-secondary institutions or consortia meeting the $50,000 requirement are eligible to complete the grant application. Successful applicants will receive one-time funding for awards.

Recruiting Students to Nontraditional Careers:

In order for students to reflect upon the full range of careers available to them, no career should be left off due to gender. Students in Oklahoma should be able to choose careers based on their interests, skills, and abilities, rather than based on gender stereotypes. Students need an awareness of nontraditional careers, motivation to further explore nontraditional careers, and the development of skills to pursue career opportunities within the nontraditional areas. This grant is intended to provide organizations/entities means to provide strategies to recruit and retain male and/or female students in non-traditional career majors. (Nontraditional occupations are defined as those for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in each such occupation or field of work.) Perkins LEAs or consortia meeting the $15,000 requirement, technology centers, or technology center coops, and post-secondary institutions or consortia meeting the $50,000 requirement are eligible to complete the grant application. Successful applicants will receive one-year supplemental funding of up to $25,000.


CTIMS (Career Tech Information Management System) Grant Management System Update:

We are getting very close to launching the FY17 Carl Perkins Application in our new information management system. In the coming weeks you may receive an email from ctims@careertech.ok.gov welcoming you to the Career Tech Information Management site.

The email will ask you to confirm your account by clicking on a link. If you receive this email please complete this process as soon as possible, you have 24 hours to confirm the account before it locks forcing us to send an additional email to you for account confirmation.

Important!

If you are applying for a supplemental grant and do not receive an email from ctims@careertech.ok.gov to confirm your account please email Josh Miller who will be happy to assist, his contact information is located on the FLA website contact page.

At this time the estimated opening of the FY17 Carl Perkins Application will be within the next 2 weeks so between May 18th to June 3rd. As soon as it is ready for use we will blog and email announcing the launch of the application.

Allocation and Options Notices for FY17 Carl Perkins Funding:

We will be mailing and posting FY17 Carl Perkins Allocations in the next 2-3 weeks notification will be sent when this information is made available to the field.


FY17 Carl Perkins Onsite Monitoring: 

To close out this update, FY17 Carl Perkins recipients that will be receiving an onsite monitoring visit during this fiscal year have been notified. If you did not receive notification that you will be monitored in the coming fiscal year your school was not selected for this year's round of monitoring visits.



We are looking forward to a stable productive year as we get back to a more normal time line for the state's Carl Perkins processes, and as always if you have any questions please email or call.

--cp

1.25.2016

1st and 2nd Quarter Claims Deadline



For those Perkins Recipients who have received their approval letter please see below:

Please note that the December 31, 2015  deadline to submit first quarter claims (July 1 – September 30) and the deadline for second quarter claims (October 1 – December 31) have been combined and both first and second quarter claims are due by January 29, 2016. 

Please use the claims spreadsheet to submit your claims to carl.perkins@careertech.ok.gov

For those Perkins Recipients that are still awaiting approval letters:

The claim deadline will be rolled over to the third quarter claim deadline of April 29, 2016. 

1.15.2016

FY16 Perkins Applications Update

Please read the following information carefully as it applies only to specific FY16 Perkins fiscal agents: 

(A) you have expended FY16 Perkins funds for salaries and have not yet received an approval letter. 

(B) you were pre-approved AND have expended FY16 Perkins funds for non-salary purchases and have not yet received an approval letter. 

If either or both of these scenarios apply to you as the fiscal agent district, please email immediately to carl.perkins@careertech.ok.gov  

Please know that we are working hard to complete the approval process for ALL recipients as we continue to send letters and revision requests via email to the contacts provided to our office. 

We sincerely appreciate your patience!

--cp



12.29.2015

FY17 Gateway to Technology Supplemental Grant Application Open

My how time flies!

The deadline to submit an application for the FY17 Gateway To Technology Carl Perkins Supplemental grant is Jan. 29 2016.

If your school is interested in starting a Gateway to Technology program please contact the STEM division at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Sara Wright will be happy to discuss the benefits of this excellent program her email address is listed below:

sara.wright@careertech.ok.gov 

As always you can also contact Josh in the Federal Legislation Assistance Division and he will also be happy to discuss this grant application with you, his email address is listed below:

josh.miller@careertech.ok.gov

You can download the application packet at the website listed below!

Carl Perkins Supplemental Grant Resource Website

As always if there is anything we can do to assist don't hesitate to contact us!

--cp