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New Skills for Youth (NSFY) Grant (Kentucky)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Kentucky Department of Education (KDE)


    The Kentucky New Skills For Youth (NSFY) Initiative incentivizes the opportunity for local districts to transition state operated area technical centers and locally operated technical centers into regional academies through the collaboration of two or more school districts, a postsecondary partner and employer engagement to transform the delivery of career and technical education in Kentucky.

    The purpose of this grant is to plan the development of regional career academies.

    Eligible uses of funds includes:
    • Salary of Team Planning Lead;
    • Travel-planning meetings, professional learning, other related travel expenses;
    • Related marketing/communication expenses;
    • Fees- legal or other fees specific to the development of regional career academy plan; and
    • Expenses specific to the planning grant.

    History of Funding

    Additional Information

    Ineligible uses of funds includes:
    • Writing the application;
    • Equipment purchases such as smart boards, computers, and printers;
    • Capital improvements;
    • Entertainment or alcohol; and
    • Supplanting funds.


    KDE Grants Division

    KDE Grants Division
    Capital Plaza Tower 500 Mero St.
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    (502) 564-4770

  • Eligibility Details

    In order to apply for the NSFY grant, applicants must achieve the following:
    • Include two or more school districts;
    • Include at least one postsecondary partner;
    • Include at least one state operated area technical center or one locally operated technical center;
    • Involve at least two business and industry partners aligned to at least one of the top five industry sectors; and
    • Board resolution from each participating district.

    Deadline Details

    Letters of Intent were to be submitted by February 1, 2019. Applications were to be submitted by 4:00 PM EST on March 27, 2019. Similar deadlines are anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Approximately $440,000 is available in total funding. Awards will be up to $110,000 each.

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