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Career Equity Resource Center

PLEASE NOTE: The due date for submission of applications for this program has been extended to not later than 4:00 p.m. on July 18, 2011.

Division: School Effectiveness and Choice
Office: Career and Technical Education

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Purpose: To support the intent of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-270) (the Act), New Jersey will establish a Career Equity Resource Center (formally known as the Nontraditional Career Resource Center). Funded through New Jersey State Vocational Education funds, which have been identified to support the implementation of the Act, the center will be designed to meet the needs of the 21st Century workplace and the global economy; provide resources and implement strategies to schools and school districts that will assist in the preparation of nontraditional, special populations and/or historically marginalized students; assist in developing academic and career technical skills for students who enroll in career and technical education programs; and enhance innovative and high quality educational opportunities for all students. This four-year grant program is designed to serve the career interests of post-secondary students and public school students in grades 7 and above. Eligibility is limited to 2- and 4-year degree granting institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey, and awards will be issued on an annual basis. After the selection of the grantee during this first years competition, the grantee must submit a continuation application each succeeding year. The project period for this first year is October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012.

Eligible Agencies: public 2-year and 4-year degree granting institutions of higher education in the State of NJ

Approximate Number of Awards: 1 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $345,000 Application Due Date: 7/14/2011