Career and Technical Ed Improvement (CTEI)
CSFA Number: 586-18-0517
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Steve Parrott
Short Description
The Education for Employment Regional Delivery Systems will ensure a comprehensive career development system providing career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation to enable K-12 students to succeed in postsecondary education and career opportunities. In addition, the state funds satisfy the federal maintenance of effort (matching) requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
105 ILCS 5 and 105 ILCS 435
Objectives and Goals
The purpose of this grant is to more fully develop the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students who elect to enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs by 1) strengthening academic and technical skills of students in these programs to meet the Illinois Learning Standards through preparation for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions; 2) promoting the development of services and activities that integrate rigorous and challenging academic and career and technical instruction and that link secondary education and postsecondary education for participating CTE students; 3) providing services and activities designed to develop, implement, and improve CTE, including programs of study; 4) providing technical assistance to promote leadership, initial preparation, and comprehensive professional development at the local level that improves the quality of CTE teachers, administrators, and counselors; and 5) supporting partnerships among secondary schools, postsecondary institutions, baccalaureate degree granting institutions, area CTE schools, local workforce investment boards, business and industry, and intermediaries.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Grant funding may be used for the improvement of instructional services such as activities assisting staff in planning, developing, and evaluating the instructional process to carry out the intent of the grant. Funding cannot be used for incentives of non-educational value, capital improvements, administrative costs beyond indirect costs, and dues to organizations, federations, or societies. Providing professional development to teachers, counselors, and administrators on implementing career and technical priorities within the college and career area, programs of study, work-learning experience, and high school reform is allowed.
Eligibility Requirements
Education for Employment Consortiums composed of public Local Educational Agencies are eligible.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
This program is renewed annually. Eligible applicants are required to complete the strategies for improvement report and submit an activity plan and budget in IWAS – CTEI e-grant.
Post Assistance Requirements
Strategies for improvement report and progress report on activities are required. Comprehensive local needs assessment required under section 134(c) and the local report required under section 113(b)(4)(B) of Perkins V
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
23 Illinois Administrative Code – Part 254 Vocational Education and Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $38,062,100
FY 2018 : $34,697,877
FY 2019 : $34,667,880
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
15016299025-3220(00)City of Chicago SD 29908/15/201906/30/20202,841,844
56099711045-3220(00)Three Rivers EFE System07/01/201906/30/20202,030,458
19022502046-3220(00)DuPage Area Occup Educ Sys08/15/201906/30/20202,015,214
34049790046-3220(00)Lake County Area Voc System08/15/201906/30/20201,868,679
31000000046-3220(00)Valley Educ for Employ System07/01/201906/30/20201,449,353