Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/12/2020 - 6:00 PM
Category: Consent Agenda
Type: Action
Subject: 15.2 Review and Potential Approval of the K12 Stronger Workforce Program Grant for Student Support Services
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
College and Career Access to College and Career Goal 1.12, 1.18, 1.19
Access to College and Career Goal 1.12, 1.18, 1.19
File Attachment:
Summary: Staff request approval to apply for the K-12 Strong Workforce Program (K12SWP) 2020-21 grant to expand and enhance supportive services for students. The K12SWP will assist the district in creating, supporting, and expanding high-quality career technical education programs and work-based learning opportunities at the K-12 level aligned with workforce development efforts and collaborative regional approach to increase the transition to post-secondary and career. Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) has been the recipient of this grant since 2018.

MDUSD proposes to submit two K-12 SWP grant application; one individually and one in partnership with the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) Consortium. First, MDUSD proposes to expand supportive services for students including extra counseling and career transition guidance to students and targeted support to high need and underrepresented groups. The K12SWP grant is a 30-month grant and requires a 2:1 match from district grants and funds. The total MDUSD grant application is for approximately $612,000. Matching funds include, district general funds and grants supporting Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers, school counselors, work-based learning coordinators and supplies and materials.

The second application is with the CCCOE Consortium which includes 3 community colleges and 11 school districts, and will target all pathways continuing the work started under the 2018-19 K-12 SWP grant. Strategies include: maintaining and strengthening pathways and aligning to post-secondary options and work-based learning opportunities. The consortium is applying for $2M; the required match will be 1:1. The total amount received and match required will depend on the award amount. The total MDUSD CCCOE Consortium grant application is for approximately $98,000.
Funding: California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office; Division of Workforce and Economic Development
Fiscal Impact Total Grants:
$612,000 K-12 Strong Workforce Program Grant for MDUSD
$98,000 K-12 Strong Workforce Program Grant for Consortium

Matching Funds:
$140,000 California Partnership Academy (CPA) grant
$100,000 College and Career Access Pathways (CCAP) Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) grant
$95,000 Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant
$995,000 Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

Recommendation: Review and Potential Approval of the K12 Stronger Workforce Program Grant for Student Support Services
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Stephanie Roberts - Director of Development
Signed By:
Heather Fontanilla - Program Spec/Career Pathways/Linked Learning
Signed By:
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:
Elizabeth McClanahan - Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Signed By:
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent