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Professional/Technical Program Restart Grant

Pursuant to enactment of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L. 116-136), Section 18002, the Office of Financial Management allocated $5,000,000 (General Fund – Federal) of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds to the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges for restarting professional and technical programs.

The purpose of this grant is to support the reestablishment of professional and technical programs that were disrupted due to COVID-19 and to provide alternative and innovative methods of ensuring that career pathways are available to aid economic recovery in the state of Washington. Proposals submitted for this funding will allow SBCTC to identify and fund workforce programs that help workers succeed in a post-pandemic economy.

New Information – October 1, 2022
The October 31, 2022 reporting requirement has been fulfilled and the final report has been submitted to OFM on behalf of all colleges receiving these resources. OFM and the Governor's Office were awarded the Federal GEER Funds - SBCTC served as a sub-grantee. OFM final grant reporting requirements were shared with college business offices, submitted to SBCTC, and reported as a system. We do not expect any further reporting requirements. the due date for final grant reporting has been changed for Not Applicable (NA) in the table below.


William Belden
Policy Associate, Workforce Education

Important Dates


Milestones Key Dates
Applications available in OGMS Thursday, October 8, 2020
Q&A closes Friday, October 23, 2020
Applications due in OGMS Friday, October 30, 2020
Applicants notified of approval status Early- to mid-December 2020
Allocations begin As soon as possible following approval.
FY21 Mid-Year Program and Fiscal Status Report due to SBCTC April 30, 2021
FY21 End of Year Program and Fiscal Report due to SBCTC

October 31, 2021

FY22 Mid-Year Program and Fiscal Status Report due to SBCTC

April 30, 2022

Final day to submit budget revisions

July 15, 2022

Final day to submit invoices

July 31, 2022

FY22 End of Year Program and Fiscal Status Report due to SBCTC - Reporting satisfied at system level


Program Resources and Guidelines

Application Questions and Answers

A Q&A process was held for this funding, as the application was competitive. Please submit all questions to William Belden. 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 Friday, October 23, 2020, the week before applications are due. Questions were accepted until Friday, October 23, 2020 at 4 pm. 

Professional/Technical Programs Restart Grant Webinar

A webinar providing information for organizations wishing to apply for this funding occurred on October 9, 2020. All information presented in the webinar can be found in the notes of the PowerPoint linked below.

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