Impact of Grant Writing and Funding on Career and Technical Education Programs
Send first basic survey to all CTE programs in Alabama to find that applied for grants.
Send second survey to CTE programs in Alabama that applied for grants.(Based on data from basic survey.)
Select 40 schools from districts to interview. Number selected in each district based on number of schools in district. Actual schools selected will be determined from 2nd survey. (See map for district layout)
# of school systems in district
# of potential schools selected in district
SUMMARY OF LITERATURE (4)
Approximately 40 CTE programs
Demographics relevant to the study
school system type (county or city school)
county or city population size
county and/or city economic standing
What impact does funding from grants have on the success of Career and Technical Education Programs?
Is additional funding needed to help CTE programs keep current and up-to-date in order to meet the needs and skills required in today's work industry.
Grant writing and funding opportunities was ranked one of the highest professional development needs (1)
Grants must have strong idea (2)
Idea to be clear, concise, and persuasive (2)
Include graphs, tables, and drawings(2)
Every state needs a strategy for financing CTE (3)
Determine competitiveness of grant by asking and answering these questions (4)
Is the program eligible?
Can Deadline be met?
What is the maximum award?
How many awards are granted?
Study Population & Sampling
Ask detailed questions on grant funding by:
Form data into Categorizies
Data Collection Process
Sort and filter data
Code similar characteristics
Grant Funding Use
Increased student #'s
Current and up-to-date programs that meet industry standards
Survey & Interview Questions
What size is your school system?
How many program areas are included in your CTE program?
If funding was not designated for a specific use, how did you use it?
Generate Theme and/or Theory
Increased monies from grant funding positively impacts CTE programs
Assure Quality Of Study
Construct validity - Researching impact of grant writing and funding on CTE programs allows you to look at the behaviors associated with grant writing and how those behaviors correlate with successful funding and impact to the program.
Interrater reliability - coefficients to ensure the data collected from observations and interviews are consistent and helps ensures there are no inconsistencies in the data.
Scheduling interviews and potential observations
Specific information on determining successful grant writing due to knowledge of grant writing technique and if knowledgeable of the grant writing process