The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. is inviting College & Career Academies (CCA) and school districts with one or more Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs in the state of Georgia to submit grant proposals to support Workforce Development. Through this funding, the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. seeks to invest in building or sustaining capacity at CCA and CTAE to better serve students and instructors and in program alignment of educational and training pathways to meet workforce needs of businesses in local communities. The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. is issuing this Request for Proposals in partnership with the Georgia Foundation for Public Education and expects proposals of up to $25,000 and $50,000 with a total expected investment in 2022 of $1,000,000.
The second RFP period has ended and future RFP cycles will be communicated at a later date.
The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. will consider proposals meeting the following criteria:
A short description of the action being taken.
In 300 words or less, explain the local/regional labor market need to expand or create a new program or pathway. In your answer, include: the data used to determine the need; if requesting funds for a new pathway, how you can ensure that, if awarded, you will have the capacity to implement the program effectively; if requesting funds for an expansion/capacity building, how the program was funded in the past; and a sustainability plan after the grant period (if awarded)
In 250 words or less, provide a description of the program activities or inputs. In your answer, please include: how will you ensure that, if awarded, you can implement the project immediately? Include the proposed project start date, key intermediate milestones, and anticipated date of completion. Please describe the steps you will take during the grant period and how these steps will ensure your project is successfully implemented.
In 250 words or less, please provide: at least 2 SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, time-bound) goals; and a description of how you will evaluate the project’s effectiveness.
In 350 words or less, provide a brief description of the project you would like to implement or expand (If you are a CTAE program, please utilize your school district’s Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA)). In your summary, please include: a description of the need; how you will use the grant funds to address the need; overview of who will be served by the program; a description of any partners/partner organizations and how they will support the project, if applicable; and indicate if this is a continuance of a Workforce Development grant awarded in 2020 from Georgia Power Foundation.
In 250 words or less, provide a description of the program outputs. Specifically, provide information on the specific type (grade level(s), subject area(s), etc.) and number of students/teachers/administrators the project will serve.
In 200 words or less, provide a description of how the grant funds will be used and how much is being requested from Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. In your summary, please include: total costs for the project and a breakdown of direct costs (i.e. equipment, technology, supplies, etc.), indirect costs (i.e. operating, consultants, etc.) and the projected or expected contributions of other funders (including in-kind donations of time and materials)