FY16 Claims for Reimbursement Deadlines!
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you are applying for a supplemental grant and do not receive an email from email@example.com 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.