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Deadline: October 15, 2014

New Mexico Public Education Department: Perkins Nontraditional Gender Employment and Training

The purpose of this Request for Applications is to create and foster support to Perkins IV funded institutions for nontraditional gender employment and training. Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a blend of rigorous academic, career-specific, general workplace, and life skills education leading to further schooling and employment. This competitive proposal sets targets for CTE local entities to achieve nontraditional participation and completion targets in accordance with Perkins IV, contributes to closing the wage gap between males and females and in reducing sex-role stereotyping in occupational decision making. To those ends, recipients of Perkins grants are required to encourage underrepresented gender participation in and completion of career-technical programs deemed to be nontraditional.

Funds will be awarded on a competitive basis for programs and services that lead to nontraditional training and employment. Applicants to this solicitation will develop and implement projects that will have a statewide impact to increase enrollments in, and completion of programs leading to nontraditional careers.

Amount: One award for $70,000 per year for three years, for a total award not to exceed $210,000.

Eligibility: New Mexico’s Regional Education Cooperatives, community colleges, universities, or other extensions of the government unit.

Link: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/rfps.html

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