California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant Program
(a) Commencing July 1, 2018, before awarding any grants under the program, the department shall report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and the Governor on how it will determine that an applicant has met the minimum eligibility standards of the program. This report shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, all of the following:
(1) The components that need to be contained in the written commitment required to meet the requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 53071 and the process that will be used to determine if a grant recipient has upheld the agreement.
(2) The process that will be used to determine that an applicant, or an applicant's career technical education program, meets all of the minimum eligibility standards specified in subdivision (c) of Section 53071, including, but not necessarily limited to, all of the following:
(A) The components that need to be contained in the written agreements required to meet the requirements of paragraphs (4) and (5) of subdivision (c) of Section 53071 and the process that will be used to verify that the partnerships are ongoing and structural.
(B) The process for determining that programs reflect regional or local labor market demands and focus on current or emerging high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations.
(C) The process for determining that programs are informed by the regional plan developed by their Strong Workforce Program consortium and in effect during the period for which the grant is awarded.
(D) The mechanisms that will be used by the department to collect and report data submitted pursuant to paragraph (11) of subdivision (c) of Section 53071.
(E) The process that will be used by the department to verify that an applicant receiving a renewal grant includes career technical education programs in its local control and accountability plan and annual update.
(b) The department shall notify the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and the Governor of any changes to the information reported pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) Before awarding grants for the 2018-19 fiscal year only, the Superintendent shall provide the Department of Finance and the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature with the outcome measures from the California Career Pathways Trust Program that were required to be reported by December 1, 2016, pursuant to Section 86 of Chapter 48 of the Statutes of 2013, but that were excluded from the report submitted in November 2017, including all of the following:
(1) The number and rate of school or program graduates.
(2) The number of persons attaining certificates, transfer readiness, and enrollment in postsecondary educational institutions.
(3) The number of persons transitioning to appropriate employment, apprenticeships, or job training.
(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 79.)