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Career Launch Capital Equipment Funding

For Career Launch endorsed programs at community and technical colleges

  • As of September 9, 2020, current funding requests exceed available funds. Please contact Carolyn McKinnon to get an update about fund availability before starting an application. 
  • Funding available in 2019-21 biennium (FY20 & FY21): $5.0 million

Part of the Career Connect Washington initiative, Career Launch programs provide students with real-life work experience related to their classroom studies. Students graduate with skills to be competitive in the job market and with a valuable credential beyond a high school diploma.

Offered through the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, this funding opportunity is intended to provide for the purchase and installation of capital equipment that supports student learning within eligible Career Launch endorsed programs* in the Washington Community and Technical College System. 

*Capital equipment funding applications will be accepted from programs with Career Launch endorsement applications that are pending review and approval. Equipment funding awards are contingent on final endorsement.

To Apply

Apply for the this funding via the Online Grant Management System (OGMS). Access OGMS by clicking on Apply for a Grant button in the upper right of this page.


Carolyn McKinnon
Policy Associate, Workforce Education

Marie Bruin
Director of Workforce Education


Important Dates

Milestones Key Dates
Applications available in OGMS Thursday, January 2, 2020 through Thursday, December 3, 2020
Applications due in OGMS Monthly on the 1st business day of the month beginning February 3, 2020 through December 1, 2020
Application review & feedback  Typically 2 weeks from application deadline
Applicant revisions due in OGMS Typically 4 weeks from application deadline
Applicants notified of approval status Typically 5 weeks from application deadline
Funds available Within 1 week after notice of approval
Status Reports due to SBCTC

March 31, 2020

June 30, 2002

December 31, 2020

Confirmation of receipt of all equipment purchases

June 30, 2021

Final Report due to SBCTC

July 31, 2021

Application Questions and Answers

Please submit all questions to Carolyn McKinnon.  

You are encouraged to submit questions as early as possible prior to completing your application. Because this is a competitive funding application, questions will be posted in the Q&A document on this page and updated periodically so that all applicants have access to the information shared. Check back for Q&A updates.

2019-21 Career Launch FTES and Equipment Technical Assistance Webinar

A webinar providing information for organizations wishing to apply for this funding occurred on September 12, 2019. All information presented in the webinar can be found in the notes of the PowerPoint linked below.

Program Resources and Guidelines: Round Two

Program Resources and Guidelines: Round One

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