Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
10/13/2021 - 6:00 PM  
Consent Agenda  
15.10 Review and Potential Approval of the K12 Stronger Workforce Program Grant  
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
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:
Staff request approval to apply for the K-12 Strong Workforce Program (K12SWP) 2021-22 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 develop a drone certification program that will serve multiple pathways at Concord High School (CHS), Mt. Diablo High School (MDHS) and Ygnacio Valley High School (YVHS) year one and Northgate High School (NHS)S in year 2. In addition, the grant will enhance and expand the CHS Anchor program that will target 10th grade Anchor students to provide credit recovery opportunities, Naviance exploration and support, career exploration opportunities, guest speakers, and work readiness workshops to support student’s college and career readiness and obtaining their high school diploma. Furthermore, the Building Trades and Transportation teachers at CHS will collaborate and develop activities where the 10th grade Anchor students can learn more about those particular pathways.

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 $277,385 ($89,804 Drone Program and $187,580 Summit Anchor program). 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. 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 $58,750.
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office; Division of Workforce and Economic Development  
Fiscal Impact:
$277,385 K-12 Strong Workforce Program Grant for MDUSD
$58,750 K-12 Strong Workforce Program Grant for Consortium

Matching Funds:
$140,000 California Partnership Academy (CPA) grant
$120,000 Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant
$415,000 Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

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:  
Elizabeth McClanahan - Director of Purchasing and Warehouse
Signed By:  
Mika Arbelbide - Director of Fiscal Services
Signed By:  
Samantha Allen - Director of Secondary Schools
Signed By:  
Jennifer Sachs - Chief, Educational Services
Signed By:  
Dr. Lisa Gonzales - Chief Business Officer
Signed By:  
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Linda Mayo Moved, Member Debra Mason seconded to approve the Original motion 'Review and Potential Approval of the K12 Stronger Workforce Program Grant for Student Support Services'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Linda Mayo     Yes
Debra Mason     Yes
Cherise Khaund     Yes
Keisha Nzewi     Yes
Erin McFerrin     Yes