Apprenticeship Related Instruction
Institutes of Excellence
Virginia OJT (On-The-Job Training) Reemployment Project
Regional Career Pathways System
Virginia Workforce Development System Course
Name of Grant: Virginia's Community Colleges, Workforce Development Services, Apprenticeship Related Instruction Program Grant, FY 2013- 2014, May 2013
Funding Source: State General Funds
Purpose of Grant: To support and ensure instructional rigor and relevance for all apprenticeship related instruction in Virginia by collaborating with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), employers, school divisions and regional career and technical education centers, and local community colleges.
Population Served: Sponsors and registered apprentices in Virginia
Eligible Applicants: School divisions and regional career and technical education centers and local community colleges located in Virginia that provide apprenticeship related instruction in concert with registered apprenticeship programs.
Due Date: Friday, June 21, 2013. at 5:00 p.m.
VCCS Contact: Elizabath J. Moran
Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Career Coaches
Name of Grants: Chancellor's Award for Exemplary Coaching 2012-2013
Funding Source: Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Coaching is funded by both state and federal funds. Colleges receiving awards will receive an official letter of award with funding source identified. Current grant recipients can find request for reimbursement (or fiscal) forms below that are specific to the funding source for their college career coach grant(s). For information on the funding source of a specific awarded grant contact MaChere Dickerson or Scott Kemp
Purpose of Grant: All VCCS administered career coach grants provide support for payroll, benefits, and local and state travel for career coaches who are community college employees based in local high schools to facilitate college and career planning for high school students.
Population Served: High School students in high schools served by a career coach.
Eligible Applicants: Career coach supervisors at community colleges
Due Date: July 6, 2012
VCCS Contact: Scott Kemp
Career Coach Reimbursement Forms for 2011- 12 grant awards
VCCS Contact:Scott Kemp
Name of Grant: Institute of Excellence 2013 Project
Funding Source: Institute of Excellence projects are funded by state funds. Colleges receiving awards will receive an official award notification.
Purpose of Grant: To enable colleges to meet the Institutes of Excellence legislative requirements to contribute to the "development of statewide training programs to meet current, high demand workforce needs of the Commonwealth." To support the Chancellor's 2012 Goals and Achieve 2015 for workforce development.
Population Served: Business and industry, workforce and economic development organization to partner with community colleges to offer the Institute of Excellence project.
Eligible Applicants: Workforce Development and Continuing Education Leaders
Due Date: Grant application due June 22, 2012. Submit application to email@example.com
VCCS Contact: Mindy Fast
Name of Grant: Chancellor's Award for Middle College 2012-2013
Purpose of Grant: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to assist applicants in providing services that focus on the following three outcomes for the targeted population of 18-24 year old adults.
- Assist population in achieving a GED certificate
- Assist population in enrolling in postsecondary education program
- Assist population in earning a Career Readiness Certificate
Population Served: 18 -24 year olds without a high school diploma or GED credential.
Eligible Applicants: Danville Community College, Germanna Community College, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, New River Community College, Rappahannock Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, Patrick Henry Community College and Thomas Nelson Community College.
Due Date: July 6, 2012
VCCS Contact: Caroline Thurston
Application and Guidelines. Once Completed send to WDS Grants
Line Item Budget Worksheet. Once Completed send to WDS Grants
Name of Grant: On-Ramp
Funding Source: State WIA Rapid Response
Purpose of Grant: To prepare unemployed and underemployed adults to reenter and succeed in the skilled workforce through scholarship assistance for community college and workforce programs leading to industry recognized credentials and through career and educational coaching services.
Population Served: Adults who are unemployed or underemployed due to business closures or downsizing, layoffs or high regional unemployment rates.
Eligible Applicants: Community Colleges
2012-2013 On Ramp Program Funding Opportunity - Request for Proposals
Purpose of the RFP: To solicit proposals for continued funding in support of the On Ramp Program which is designed to effectively deliver training and coaching services to unemployed and underemployed clients.
Due Date: May 18, 2012
VCCS Contact: Scott W. Kemp
Data and Reporting Information
Forms for Use with Students
Resource Materials from Statewide Meeting - September 22, 2011
Rapid Response Assistance Program For Veterans' Employment
Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Rapid Response Assistance Funds
Purpose of RFP: The Virginia Community College System announces the availability of up to $1.25 million of WIA Rapid Response funds to transition veterans into high-wage, high-growth occupations.
Population Served: Recently separated veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard and Reservist, as well as eligible military spouses.
Eligible Applicants: Public or private non-profit Local Workforce Investment Boards, education and training providers, and faith-based/community based organizations.
Due Date: December 19, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
VCCS Contact: Najmah Thomas
Name of Grant: Virginia OJT (On-the-Job Training) Reemployment Project
Funding Source: ARRA/NEG Workforce Investment Act Funds
Purpose of Grant: The Virginia OJT Reemployment Project is intended to prepare long-term dislocated workers to enter a new industry or trade, gain prerequisite occupational skills, competence and knowledge, via placement into approved, paid on-the-job training positions (for a period not to exceed six months) and culminate with permanent employment following the successful completion of the training period.
Population Served: This grant funded project will be active in five state of Virginia Workforce Investment Board (WIB) areas: New River/Mt. Rogers WIB (Area 2), South Central WIB (Area 8), Northern Virginia WIB (Area 11), Bay Consortium WIB 13 (Area 13), and Greater Peninsula (Area 14).
Eligible Applicants: The Virginia OJT Reemployment Project will focus exclusively on dislocated workers meeting the Federal Project criteria of 1) eligibility for WIA Dislocated Worker services; 2) having been laid off after January 1, 2008; and 3) having been unemployed beyond Virginia’s average Unemployment Insurance duration of 27 weeks. Employer participation will be limited to those in the private sector. The Virginia OJT Reemployment Project will fund up to 90% of qualified trainee’s wages for up to six months.
Due Date: The grant funding period runs from September 1, 2010 through July 20, 2012.
VCCS Contact:Jim Antonick
Important dates for Perkins 2012-2013 grant applications are as follows:
April 27, 2012, 10:00 AM Postsecondary Perkins Recording
June 15, 2012: Perkins Applications from Community Colleges Due to VCCS
July 1, 2012: Funding Awards Distributed
1. Postsecondary Perkins Grants 2012-2013
Name of Grant: Postsecondary Perkins
Funding Source: Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006
Purpose of Grant: Postsecondary Perkins grants are targeted to the improvement of community college career and technical education programs through the development and expansion of career pathways that prepare students for careers in high skills, high demand, or high wage fields and that connect employers to education. The VCCS Workforce Development Services division is responsible for administering Perkins programs at the postsecondary level at all 23 community colleges in VA.
Population Served: Community college career and technical education (CTE) students
Eligible Applicants: Community College Perkins Administrators
Due Date: June 15, 2012
VCCS Contact: Jim Antonick (Program) MaChere Dickerson(Fiscal)
College Contacts: College Contact List 2012
1a. Postsecondary Perkins Grants 2011-2012 Fiscal Reimbursement Requests
Perkins Postsecondary grant reimbursement requests should be made using Online Management of Education Grant Awards (OMEGA) found on the Virginia Department of Education website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov or by logging here https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/login.page.do All 2011-2012 Perkins funds must be spent on or before June 30, 2012 and reimbursements requested no later than July 31, 2012.
1b.Postsecondary Perkins Grants 2011-2012 Fiscal Revision Forms for Omega Submissions
1c. Postsecondary Perkins Grants 2011-2012 Carryover Fiscal Reimbursement Requests
Name of Grant: Regional Career Pathways System Grant
Funding Source: Ford Foundation
Purpose of Grant: To support development of operational frameworks through which regions can build or improve career pathways systems.
Population Served: May include an entire regional workforce, or a specific population of participants within a region’s workforce system such as high school students, young adults without a high school diploma or equivalency, college students, working adults, displaced workers, or youth or adults with specific barriers to education and employment such as foster youth or single parents.
Eligible Applicants: Will be issued to organizations representing a regional partnership that is comprised of at least some of the following partners in a career pathways system: economic development organization, Workforce Investment Boards, community colleges, universities, private colleges and technical schools, school divisions, adult education programs, social services agencies, and community based organizations.
Due Date: Closed
Name of Grant: Virginia Workforce Development System Course
Funding Source: Workforce Investment Act
Purpose of Grant: To solicit proposals from the community colleges that have the capacity to develop and deliver an online training course to provide an overview of Virginia’s Workforce Network and the role of the One Stop system in that System. The course is primarily designed for workforce development professionals based in One Stop Career Centers. The course developer will collaborate with the VCCS and other designated subject matter experts to expand as necessary on available content, to organize content into training modules and assessments, and to present the content on line. Currently the training content includes a course outline and learning objectives and will need to be augmented by the course developer. A certification will need to be issued to the workforce professional at the conclusion of the course. It is expected that the community college receiving this contract will offer the on line course including registration of participants and tracking of participants successfully completing course. Data on individuals taking the course and completing the course will need to be provided to the VCCS on a regular basis through reports.
Eligible Applicants: Community College Workforce Development Departments
Due Date: March 30, 2012
VCCS Contact: Valaryee Mitchell
Name of Grant: Two categories of funding: Regional Collaboration and Local Coordination
Funding Source: State Workforce Investment Act Funds
Purpose of Grant: Improve performance and visibility of WIBs
Population Served: All populations depending on type of project proposed
Eligible Applicants: Workforce Investment Boards
Due Date: May 1, 2013
VCCS Contact: Wendy Kang
Regional Collaboration and Local Coordination