Valley Education for Employment System (VALEES) administers over $2 million in state and federal Career and Technical Education grant programs designed to:
- promote partnerships among secondary schools, post-secondary schools, and businesses;
- develop Programs of Study aligned with Illinois' Career Pathways to provide guidance as students plan their academic and career related studies;
- offer professional development activities that promote best practices for educators;
- support the development and implementation of CTE programs.
FY20 sub-grantee allocations
FY20 CTEI and Perkins Grants - please read before writing your grant.
FY19 sub-grantee allocations
FY19 Steering Committee Grant Reminders and Expectations (9.20.18)
VALEES FY19 Grant Writing & Implementation Support Binder (documents provided at April 5, 2018 Steering Committee)
Illinois State Board of Education, Division of Funding and Disbursement, State and Federal Grant Administration Policy, Fiscal Requirements, and Procedures (Updated August 2018)
Career and Technical Education Improvement Grant (CTEI)
This grant provides supplemental funds to support the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) grant and other CTE activities. The purpose of this program is to develop the academic and career and technical skills of secondary education students and postsecondary education students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs.
CTEI FY19 expenditure reporting spreadsheet tool. Click on LEA name to download Excel file.
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant
The purpose of Perkins IV is to develop more fully the academic, career, and technical skills of secondary students and post-secondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs, including career and academic preparation for special population students.
According to VALEES Coordinating Council policy, subgrantees generating less than $15,000 in Perkins funding are not direct grant reciepents. Distributions of Perkins grant funds less than $15,000 are allocated to the respective Career Center.
Perkins payment request form VALEES FY19
Perkins FY19 reimbursement spreadsheet tool: click on LEA name to download Excel tool.
Grant Reimbursement Schedule for Auditors
FY19 CTEI Vendor Detail Report - Payment schedule by district for CTEI FY19 grant.
FY19 Perkins Vendor Detail Report - Payment schedule by district for Perkins FY19 grant.