Nationally recognized degree or certificate or State recognized credential Credentials (H.S Dipl./GED, postsecondary degrees, recognized skills standards, licensure, apprenticeship or industry recognized certificates). Certificates are awarded in recognition of an individual’s attainment of technical or occupational skills by a State Education Agency; an institution of higher education; a professional, industry or employer organization; a registered apprenticeship program, a public regulatory agency, a program approved by the Department of Veterans affairs; Job Corp Centers.
Yes for older youth, as long as the credentials meets the definition. Younger youth (youth enrolled in the program at age 14-18), are measured by their attainment of a high school diploma or GED, not any other credential. It is also important to keep in mind that two of the mandated program elements are tutoring, study skills training, and instruction, leading to completion of secondary school, including dropout prevention strategies and alternative secondary school services, as appropriate. This means that a program would not be expected to provide GED/High School diploma service/instruction directly, but the program would be expected to provide the linkages to GED high School Diploma services/instructions if a youth did not have that credential.
Yes, we do not plan on any policy change there. Simply put this means that in the case of Younger Youth, hours in advance training or post secondary education can be combined with work hours to meet the definition of a program outcome.
No, you would only indicate the proposed program’s cost/portion of the rent.
When completing this portion of the budget, you must indicate the total salary for staff who would be funded with the contract. For example, if an employee total salary is 20,000.00 and they were expected to spend 50% of their time on this Youth training program, then you would indicate 10,000.00 for “This Program” and 10,000.00 for “Other”.