For endorsed programs at community and technical colleges
Funding available in 2020-21 academic year (FY21): 125 FTES ($8,000 per FTES)
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.
Career Launch enrollment funding supports new and expanded capacity in Career Launch endorsed programs* in the Washington Community and Technical College System. Our goal is to build capacity for career connected workforce training in high demand occupations. Recognizing the extraordinary expense of starting or expanding Career Launch programs, this funding opportunity supports building capacity so that Career Launch students have access to:
- training, simulations, and materials that advance high quality workforce programs,
- supervised paid work-based learning experiences linked to their instructional program,
- classroom learning aligned with both academic and regional employer standards, and
- earning a valuable credential beyond a high school diploma or at least forty-five college credits towards a two-year or four-year postsecondary credential.
*Applications will be accepted from programs with Career Launch endorsement applications that are pending review and approval. For programs with pending endorsements, enrollment funding awards are contingent on final endorsement.
|Applications available in OGMS||February 13, 2020|
|Q&A closes||Thursday, April 16, 2020|
|Applications due in OGMS||April 30, 2020|
|Applicants notified of approval status||May 2020|
|Allocations begin||July 1, 2020|
|Mid-Year Program and Fiscal Status Report due to SBCTC||January 25, 2021 (and each subsequent year until enrollment target met)|
|End of Year Program and Fiscal Report due to SBCTC||
July 31, 2021 (and each subsequent year until enrollment target met)
Program Resources and Guidelines
Application Questions and Answers
A Q&A process is being held for this funding, as the application is competitive. Please submit all questions to Carolyn McKinnon. This document can be found below.
You are encouraged to submit questions and ideas for vetting prior to completing your application. Questions will be posted in a Q&A document on the SBCTC website and updated frequently until Thursday, April 16, 2020, the week before applications are due.
|Applications available in OGMS||Monday, September 6, 2019|
|Q&A closes||Thursday, October 17, 2019|
|Applications due in OGMS||Thursday, October 24, 2019|
|Application review & feedback||Prior to Monday, November 11, 2019|
|Applicant revisions||Prior to Monday, November 25, 2019|
|Applicants notified of approval status||Prior to Thursday, December 12, 2019|
|End of Year Program and Fiscal Report due to SBCTC||July 31, 2020 (and each subsequent year until enrollment target met)|
|Confirmation of receipt of all equipment purchases||
January 31, 2021 (and each subsequent year until enrollment target met)
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
Last Modified: 6/9/21, 4:03 PM