Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Arkansas Career Coach Program - Additional Grants Available for AY 2023

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CTE-22-009
Memo Date
5/30/2022
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Informational
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Office of Information Technology
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; School Counselors; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts)

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The Division of Career and Technical Education (DCTE), Special Populations Unit, Arkansas Career Coach program is pleased to announce the availability of additional grants to implement Career Coach programs for academic year 2023.

Funding Opportunity Description

Purpose of Program:  The Arkansas College and Career Coach program is designed to motivate and support Arkansas students achieve their goals as it relates to college and career planning. Students in grades 5 – 12 qualify for services from a Career Coach. The Arkansas College and Career Coach program provides assistance and information for resources in the areas of academic tutoring, career exploration, college planning, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for postsecondary education/training access, retention, and success.

Structure of Program:  College and Career Coaches are co-located at an institution of higher education, education cooperative, or non-profit organization. They provide their services directly to students in middle and high school through their on-campus placement.

Funding Period:  Up to 12 months (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023)

Grants provided by DCTE will cover 1/2 of the career coach's salary and benefits, and all cost associated with enrichment programs, computer technology, and travel/training associated with DCTE-approved meetings and workshops. To be eligible to receive funds, a school district must partner with an existing Arkansas Career Coach program funded through the Office of Special Populations, Arkansas Career Coach program for academic 2023. If you are interested or need more information, please contact Dr. Sonja Wright-McMurray at 501-683-4434 or sonja.mcmurray@ade.arkansas.gov no later than Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

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