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Workforce cabinet awards $1.5M to CTE Districts

(photo courtesy of the Warsaw Area Career Center)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet says it is making an additional $1.5 million available to ensure Hoosier Career and Technical Education Districts have resources to provide students with safe, high-quality programs during the 2020 – 2021 school year. The funding is designed to help offset COVID-19 related expenses.

The GWC says each eligible district will receive $20,000 in base funding as well as an additional amount based upon the district’s formula for distribution. The additional funding is intended to cover costs such as personal protective equipment, COVID-19 testing for students participating in work-based learning, substitute teacher pay to cover classroom supervision for medically-vulnerable CTE staff, and stipends, among others.

“We know that schools and career centers across Indiana are experiencing additional costs this year as they attempt to provide safe, high-quality CTE programs to students,” said Governor’s Workforce Cabinet Executive Director P.J. McGrew. “This additional funding will help ensure CTE districts have the funding necessary to cover COVID-19 related costs and continue to deliver CTE programs with maximum student benefit.”

The cabinet says districts can also continue to utilize their previously-allotted Perkins funding in accordance with their local plans.

You can connect to the full list of recipients and their allocation by clicking here.

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