Apply for a Workforce Education Grant

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Apply for a Workforce Education Grant

This year, up to $900,000 in grants will be awarded to fund Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs in secondary schools.


The Workforce Education Grants provide school districts the opportunity to make transformative change in career and technical education programs. These grants can efficiently increase the number of students with access to high quality career and technical education programs in the state.


The Workforce Education Grants are awarded through a competitive submission and review process and grant teams are expected to make significant and meaningful improvements to Career & Technical Education programs.


Download the grant application in PDF form here and in Word form here.


2018 Workforce Education Grant applications are due by Wednesday, March 28.


Grant award winners will be announced Monday, April 16 and awarded projects commence in May.


General questions about the grants can be directed to Division of Career & Technical Education Assistant Director Erin Larsen at or 605-773-2533 or Regional Specialist Kara Schweitzer at or 605-220-3381.


The Regional Career Development Specialists on DCTE’s secondary CTE staff will be happy to discuss potential grant ideas. Contact information, by region and content expertise, is located at


Financial accounting questions related to grant awards can be directed to DOE State Aid & Finance Manager Administrator Susan Woodmansey at or 605-773-4748 or Management Analyst Bobbi Leiferman at or 605-773-5407.

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