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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve Grant Applications to be Submitted Between April 5, 2017, and July 31, 2018, by the Workforce Connections Division and Accept all Grant Funds Generated Through Awarded Grant Applications During that Time Period (Workforce Connections)
The Florida Department of Education Division of Career and Adult Education requires school districts to submit proposals in a consolidated format for annual entitlement grants.  Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) Workforce Connections Division is requesting approval to submit for and receive the following grants (2016/2017 award amounts included): Federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Secondary Grant ($2,042,598 - Project 3128); Federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Postsecondary Grant ($338,350 - Project 3151); Adult Education Family Literacy/Adult General Education Grant ($1,678,549 - Project 3124); Adult Education Family Literacy Grant, English Literacy/Civics Education Grant ($358,885 - Project 3173); National Farmworkers Career Development Program Grant ($343,096 - Project 3172); Adult Education Family Literacy State Leadership Florida’s Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (FICAPS) Grant ($25,000 - Project 3174). 

In addition, we are requesting approval to apply for and receive the Career Recruitment and Instruction in Basic English (CARIBE) Grant ($1,587,840 - Project 3121), which is funded through the Florida Department of Children and Families as an agent on behalf of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement; as well as Quick Response Training Grants ($1,462,755 - 9 different projects), which are applied for through Enterprise Florida.  Florida's Quick Response Training Grant is a partnership among CareerSource Florida, the requesting company and HCPS, which serves as a fiscal agent.

Based on past performance, it is estimated that grant funds received by HCPS through the efforts of the Career, Technical, and Adult Education (CTAE) Department will be approximately $7,957,691.  These funds will be available in the district’s divisional special revenue/federal programs budget for 2017/2018.
Project Directors are responsible for reporting progress in meeting performance targets to funding agencies.
SUBMITTED BY:  Warren Brooks, Workforce Connections Officer, Workforce Connections
Gretchen Saunders   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Business Officer
(813) 272-4270
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 6.02
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170404_809 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 6.02