Funding / Accountability

Grant Opportunities

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, January 28, 2022

Funding (State Start-up)

State Start-up Application Information

  • The 2022-2023 State Start-Up Application opened on September 1, 2021.
  • The application window closed at 11:59 p.m. on November 1, 2021.
  • Minimum Equipment Lists (coming soon!)

Funded Grant Information

  • Applications that receive funding will be announced in January 2022 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.

Who may submit the application?

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

Documentation for GMS for 2021-2022



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

 DECA   Educators Rising  FBLA 




Skills USA  TSA