Title: Supplementary Support Services for Individuals in State Correctional Institutions
CFDA Code: 84.048
Funding Period: July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022
The purpose of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) is to develop more fully the academic and career and technical skills of secondary and post-secondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs. Funds made available under this Act for career and technical education activities are provided to supplement and supplant non-federal funds expended to carry out career and technical education activities.
The funds are to be used to provide supplementary support services for individuals participating in career and technical education programs offered in State correctional institutions. The services are to assist these individuals to successfully complete career and technical education programs that prepare them for high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations that will lead to self-sufficiency.
Individuals in State correctional institutions who are participating in career and technical education programs offered in the institutions.
Secondary Corrections Grant:
Iowa Department of Human Services' Iowa State Training School for Boys
Adult Correction Grant:
Iowa Department of Corrections
Funds received by the eligible recipients may be used to secure services from educational agencies that are under contract with the recipient agency to provide career and technical education programs to individuals who are in correctional institutions.
Funds reserved for this initiative are allocated between the two sectors Funds will be allocated based upon each eligible correctional institution’s relative portion of contact hours for students in career and technical programs. In accordance with this guidance, the capacity of each institution was calculated by considering the number of potential contact hours individuals may participate in career and technical education programs and/or services. It did not include the potential contact hours generated by work-related opportunities as this does not meet the definition of "career and technical education program" included in the Perkins V Act.
Through analysis of data provided by the Department of Human Services, it was determined that career and technical education programs conducted by the two agencies generated the following contact hours during the 2020-2021 academic year. The Department of Human Service’s State Training School for Boys offered 37,800 hours of instruction and by the Department of Corrections documented that career and technical education programs administered by that agency included 83,994 hours for a total of 121,794 hours.
Based on these data, the funds reserved for corrections for FY22 (2021-2022 academic year) are allocated as follows.
Department of Human Services' Iowa Training School for Boys: 31.00% or $31,000.00
Department of Corrections: 69.00% or $69,000.00
Requirements for Reporting and Requesting Reimbursement
The approval and the reimbursement of expenditures are contingent upon:
1) the activities being operated in accordance with the action plans;
2) the assurances provided via the application;
3) the rules and regulations per the U.S. Department of Education General Administrative Rules (EDGAR), and the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
4) the submittal of required reports; and
5) the availability of federal funds.
The Department’s guidelines for reimbursement of expenditures incurred by the fiscal agent of this grant allow the issuance of three quarterly payments, not to exceed 80% of the award. A final payment (20%) will be issued at the conclusion of the project upon receipt and acceptance of the final report by the Department. All expenditures paid for with grant funds must be incurred during the grant’s funding period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Requests for reimbursement will be made through claim forms provided through the IowaGrants.gov system.
Each quarterly claim request shall include a brief description of activities completed and expenditures incurred as of the date of the request.
The final report must include a description of how the goal and objectives were attained, a description of activities conducted, and a summary of the number of individuals served through those activities. Additionally, the report must include a description of the strengths and weaknesses of the project, how this information will be utilized in an ongoing program improvement process, and a complete financial accounting of expenditures incurred at the object purpose level per the State of Iowa accounting procedures outlined in the I-3 accounting manual.
Procedure for Submitting Proposals
Proposals must be submitted to the Department by September 30, 2021 in order to receive funding consideration.
Questions concerning these guidelines should be directed to Jeanette Thomas, Education Consultant for Career and Technical Education, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, via e-mail at email@example.com or telephone at 515-281-3636.
It is the policy of the Iowa Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy by the Iowa Department of Education, please contact the legal counsel for the Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, telephone number: 515-281-5295, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-4544, telephone number: 312-730-1560, FAX number: 312-730-1576, TDD number: 877-521-2172, email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.