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The Career Academy Incentive Fund is now accepting proposals for the first round of funding for fiscal year 2023

Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, the grant submissions will be accepted through Nov. 3.  

Officials also said that partnerships between Iowa school districts and local community colleges that promote equitable access to high-quality career and technical education programs are encouraged to apply.

Dear Iowans, priority consideration will be given to applicants who focus on programming delivered through a regional center, a central location that offers high school students from several school districts the opportunity to explore career options while earning both high school and college credit. 

The Career Academy Incentive Fund is provided through the 2019 reauthorization of Secure an Advanced Vision for Education, and individual grant programs can be awarded up to $1 million for career academy development and expansion.

The number of grant awards is based on the amount of funds available and the scope of projects submitted. 

Last year, six grants were awarded to partnerships across the state totaling $5.5 million. Recent recipients included Indian Hills Community College and Western Iowa Tech Community College. 

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