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Front Page - Friday, July 8, 2022

Feds awards Chattanooga State $1M Perkins grant

Chattanooga State Community College President Rebecca Ashford and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings display the Perkins READI Grant check recently presented to the school. - Photograph provided

The federal government has awarded Chattanooga State Community College a Perkins READI (Recruit, Engage and Develop for Innovation) Grant to boost the school’s career and technical education programs.

Following a competitive application process, Chattanooga State came out on top of the seven community and technical colleges the federal government selected with a grant award totaling $1,123,200.

The federal government first authorized the Carl Perkins Act in 1984 to provide funds to improve secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs.

The federal government reauthorized the act in 2018 as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which provides additional funding to career and technical education programs.

The Tennessee Board of Regents established the READI Grants with unused Perkins funding from previous fiscal years that would otherwise expire this year.

Source: Chattanooga State