reVISION Action Grant

Program Overview/Purpose

The purpose of the reVISION Action Grant is to improve, modernize, and expand career and technical education (CTE) programs to align with Nebraska’s economic priorities and workforce demands. The reVISION Action grant program provides Perkins funds for eligible secondary and postsecondary recipients to help implement the reVISION action steps developed and identified throughout the reVISION local and regional CTE assessments.

This supplemental grant initiative is aimed at fostering innovation in CTE programming across Nebraska. Grant activities should be part of a larger effort for transformational change and school improvement and aimed at addressing the strategic priorities of Nebraska CTE.

reVISION Action grants provide eligible recipients an opportunity to apply for additional Perkins dollars awarded through a competitive process to implement innovative strategies to transform and expand the quality of CTE programming in Nebraska. This initiative will help distribute federal CTE dollars broadly across Nebraska to applicants who may not otherwise have had the resources to implement significant innovations in CTE with only the funds generated through the Perkins formula grant. Over time, best practices will be identified along with opportunities to appropriately scale successful strategies across the state.

reVISION Action Grant 2023-2024

In response to feedback from schools across the state, the reVISION Action Grant timeframe has been adjusted to allow for grant awards to be determined earlier and to make awarded funds available starting July 1, 2023. The grant guidelines and application templates are available as of October 21, 2022 to give potential applicants five (5) months to plan, prepare, and submit applications.

Grant Timeframe*

  • October 21, 2022:  Application Template and Guidelines Available
  • November 18, 2022:  Application Submission Site Opens
  • March 24, 2023: Applications Due by 5:00pm CST
  • June 2, 2023:  Grant awards announced (following State Board of Education approval)
  • July 1, 2023- June 30, 2024:  Grant Award Period
    Note: Grant Award Period officially begins when the Grant Award Notifications (GAN) are issued via the Grants Management System (GMS). No grant funds can be expended until awardee has received their GAN.
  • August 21, 2024:  Grant Closeout — Final Reimbursement Requests Due
    *Dates are subject to change.

Prior to Applying:

Submission Information:

Opens November 18, 2022
Completed applications must be uploaded by March 24, 2023, by 5 p.m. CST to:

https://nde.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9nqEXhTnFEPswoR

Information & Resources

The following documents and resources may be helpful in planning and writing your project proposal:

  • Nebraska H3 website for information on Top 10 High Wage, High Demand, High Skill occupations.
  • Your reVISION Local Assessment Worksheets
    (Districts, ESUs, and Community Colleges should have copies of their completed worksheets.)

2022-2023 reVISION Action Grant

22-23 Action Grant Timeframe

  • January 21, 2022: Applications Opened
  • May 6, 2022: Applications Due by 5:00pm CST  – APPLICATIONS CLOSED –
  • July 15, 2022: Preliminary Award Announcements
  • August 2022 – June 30, 2023: Grant Award Period
    Note: Grant Award Period officially begins when the Grant Award Notifications (GAN) are issued via the Grants Management System (GMS). No grant funds can be expended until an awardee has received their GAN.
  • August 22, 2023: Final Closeout Due
    Important Note:
    Disregard any automated emails from the Grants Management System (GMS) stating a due date other than 8/22/23 for this grant, as they refer to noncompetitive grants timeline only.

*Dates are subject to change.

Details and Documents

2022-2023 reVISION Action Grant Award Recipients

A total of 38 reVISION Action grant applications were received with a total funding request of $3,133,605, all with strong proposals.
After selection by teams comprised of internal and external reviewers, the following grants were awarded:

Award Recipients Amount
Bloomfield CS $ 29,473
Columbus PS $ 100,000
Crete PS $ 100,000
ESU 2 $ 98,436
ESU 5 $ 100,000
Leigh CS $ 81,522
MCC $ 99,148
Milford PS $ 100,000
Ogallala PS $ 100,000
Plattsmouth CS $ 35,430
Scottsbluff PS $ 9,600
Sidney PS $ 60,072
WNCC $ 100,000
Action Grant Total $ 1,013,681 

Past reVISION Action Grant Award Recipients

2021-2022 reVISION Action Grant Award Recipients

Grant Award Period: August 6, 2021 – June 30, 2022

A total of 36 reVISION Action grant applications were received with a total funding request of $3,042,431.
After selection by teams comprised of internal and external reviewers, the following grants were awarded:

Award Recipients Amount
Columbus Public Schools  $ 100,000
Doniphan-Trumbull Public School  96,787
Educational Service Unit 6 (ESU6)  70,555
Freeman Public Schools  78,871
Hershey Public Schools  100,000
Johnson Brock Public Schools 37,238
Louisville Public Schools  87,154
Madison Public Schools 32,962
Mid-Plains Community College  89,689
Northwest Public Schools  100,000
Ogallala Public Schools  100,000
Plattsmouth Community Schools 19,881
Stapleton Public Schools  88,251
Tri County Public Schools  93,649
Umonhon Nation Public School  100,000
Western Nebraska Community College  77,628
Yutan Public Schools  100,000
Action Grant Total $   1,372,665

For any reVISION Action Grant questions, please contact Therese Marzouk:  therese.marzouk@nebraska.gov

2020-2021 reVISION Action Grant Award Recipients

Grant award period: October 2, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Twenty-two reVISION Action grant applications were received — a total funding request of $1,707,658!
After review by selection teams comprised of internal and external reviewers, the following proposals were selected:

  • Bancroft-Rosalie Community School
  • Columbus Public Schools
  • ESU 09 *
  • Hershey Public Schools
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA)
  • Northeast Community College
  • Ralston Public Schools
  • Seward Public Schools
  • South Central Nebraska Unified District
  • Stapleton Public Schools
  • Sutherland Public Schools

* ESU 9’s proposal included 4 districts collaborating: Adams Central, Doniphan-Trumbull, Harvard, and Kenesaw

For more information, please contact Therese Marzouk: therese.marzouk@nebraska.gov

Updated January 4, 2023 12:53pm