Funding / Accountability

Financial Literacy

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Funding (State Start-Up)

State Start-up Application Information

  • The 2021-2022 State Start-Up Application opened on September 1, 2020.
  • The application window closed at 11:59 p.m. on November 2, 2020.
  • Minimum Equipment Lists

Funded Grant Information

  • Applications that receive funding will be announced in January, 2021 through a Commissioner's Memo.
  • The awarded amounts are budgeted from the next fiscal year through a reimbursement process. Schools may begin purchasing equipment once they receive notification of an award. However, requests for reimbursement may not be submitted until after July 1.
  • 2021-22 State Start-up Video

Who may submit the application?

  • The CTE Coordinator for District/Consortia may submit an application.


The 2020-2021 cycle opened on July 1, 2020 and closed on December 15, 2020.

State Start-Up Grant Awards

Methods of Administration (MOA)


Student Leadership Center (SLC)

The Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Career and Technical Education (DCTE), supports the mission of Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) to contribute toward the development of students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) through activities that develop leadership abilities, citizenship skills, social competencies, and a wholesome attitude toward living and work. Through the development of program standards, DCTE supports CTSOs and requires all school districts that offer state-approved CTE programs to establish local chapters as integral components of their CTE programs to complement and enrich instruction. 

The Arkansas Student Leadership Center under the oversight of the Division of Career and Technical Education manages and oversees the operations for the various Career and Technical Student Organizations while adhering to state and federal guidelines. In collaboration with the state CTE program areas and CTSO State Advisors, the Student Leadership Center implements improvements and acts on input from staff and local chapters for CTSO activities and events.

Career and Technical Student Organizations