There has been recent movement in the Legislature on two bills related to CTE and CTE Revitalization Grants.  Those interested in CTE and STEM funding opportunities for the 2015-2017 biennium may want to look over the following information.


1.        Today the Oregon Department of Education budget passed out of the Joint Education Subcommittee to Joint Ways and Means.  The budget included recommendations for several Grant in Aid programs including CTE Revitalization.  You can see the funding recommendations for Grants in Aid at the following link.


2.        HB 3072 provides a framework for funding STEM and CTE programs.  We anticipate a work session on this bill sometime soon.  You can track information on the bill including recorded committee sessions and proposed amendments at  At this time we believe this bill will include more detailed descriptions of STEM and CTE programs included in the ODE budget. 


Thanks to those who have submitted a Notice of Intent to Apply for the CTE Revitalization Grant.  These will be very helpful to us as we move forward on the CTE Revitalization Grant planning process.  


Tom Thompson

Education Specialist

Industrial and Engineering Systems

Office of Learning | Instruction, Standards, Assessment & Accountability Unit | Oregon Department of Education

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