Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2022-2023 CTE State Start-Up Application Grant Release Information

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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; General Business Managers; Bookkeepers; School Counselors; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts)

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The Division of Career and Technical Education is pleased to release the 2022-2023 State Start-Up application process. 

The purpose of state start-up grants is to expand new CTE opportunities across the state aligned with Programs of Study that assist to meet industry needs. Grant funds must be used to purchase the minimum equipment list items.

Grant awards shall be available for the exclusive purpose of purchasing equipment, required training, and industry-recognized credentials to support newly approved career-focused Programs of Study.

The CTE state start-up application, rubric, minimum equipment list, and informational video can be found here at this link.

Applications will be accepted starting: 9/1/2021

Applications must be summited by 11:59PM: 11/1/2021.

Funded grants will be announced 1/3/2022  through a commissioners memo.

Funded grants will be managed through the ADE Grants Management System (GMS).

Additional information can be found on the DCTE website.

Please submit completed applications to


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