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Career Launch Capital Equipment Funding

For Career Launch endorsed programs at community and technical colleges 

Funding available in 2021-23 biennium (FY22 & FY23): $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.


Genevieve Howard
Policy Associate, Workforce Education

Becky Wood
Program Administrator, Workforce Education

2021-2023 Biennium

Important Dates

Milestones Key Dates
Applications available in OGMS September 23, 2021
Application webinar September 30, 2021
Q&A closes October 14, 2021
Applications due in OGMS October 21, 2021
Funds available December, 2021
NEW: Round Two Applications available in OGMS March 3, 2022
NEW: Round Two Q&A closes March 31, 2022
NEW: Round Two Applications deadline April 7, 2022
New: Round Two funds available May 2022
Status Reports due to SBCTC

April 30, 2022

December 31, 2023

Confirmation of receipt of all equipment purchases

June 30, 2023

Final Report due to SBCTC

July 31, 2023

Grant resources and guidelines

The following documents provide detailed information about how grant funds may be used, who can apply, the application process and deadlines.

Application Questions and Answers

Please submit all questions to Becky Wood

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; closes October 14, 2021.

Career Launch FTES and Equipment Technical Assistance Webinar

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