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As a non-profit organization, Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. (FATE) is committed to improving student achievement and experiences for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Fairfax County Public Schools. CTE Program Enhancement Grants are sponsored to help educators identify challenges and develop solutions to eliminate those.
Any CTE program teacher of Fairfax County Public Schools is eligible to apply for funding from FATE. Collaboration is encouraged, although applicants may apply individually or as team members. Individual classrooms, an entire school, a region, a group of schools, or even the school division may benefit from proposed projects.
In future years, applications for continuation of current grants will be considered, once the current grant has expired, and the final grant report has been submitted and accepted.
The FATE CTE Program Enhancement Grant program is designed to support the broader development of the CTE agenda. Elements of school improvement are incorporated for successful applications and designed to directly impact student productivity.
FATE is interested in funding innovative projects and ideas that are cross-curricular, learner-centered, and achieve outcomes effectively and imaginatively. The organization provides support with a ceiling of $9,998 in funding per year for this program.
FATE recognizes that many strategies may be employed to accomplish the goal of closing the achievement gap, ranging from family involvement and staff development to student learning and school-to-business/community partnerships. Preference will be given to program enhancements that maximize the financial reach of the CTE Program Enhancement Grant Program.
Application Format & Requirements
Grant funds are released directly to a school or department, not to an individual(s). The grant remains with the school or department if the applicant(s) leave(s) the school or department after the grant has been awarded. All applications will be reviewed, by the CTE Coordinator, prior to being evaluated by FATE.
Program Enhancement Grant Awards
Falls Church Academy - Fire/EMS, Ambulance
Chantilly Academy - Entrepreneurship, "Purple Express" School Store
Edison High School -
Army JROTC CPR and First Aid Program
South Lakes High School Business and Information Technology, Seahawk Cyber Patrol After School Program focusing on Cyber Security