New Skills for Youth Kentucky - Phase Two

Published: 3/15/2017 1:26 PM


Grant monies would be provided to local education agencies for the development of regional career academies that align to state and regional industry sector needs based on the four WIOA regions. This would include options for local districts to transition state operated area technology centers and locally operated technical centers to regional academies through the collaboration of two or more school districts and a postsecondary education partner.


Kentucky Awarded $2 Million to Improve Career Education

(Frankfort, KY) – Today, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced Kentucky as one of 10 states that will receive a $2 million grant to strengthen and expand career education pathways for students.


Phase 2 Grant Applications now Available to Schools

In January 2017, Kentucky was awarded a $2 million New Skills for Youth Grant.

These New Skills for Youth grant funds will be distributed in Kentucky through a competitive grant process.

The Kentucky New Skills For Youth (NSFY) Initiative incentivizes the opportunity for local districts to transition state-operated area technical centers and locally-operated technical centers into regional academies through the collaboration of two or more school districts, a postsecondary partner and employer engagement to transform the delivery of career and technical education in Kentucky.


Questions Deadline: Noon (ET), May 1, 2017.
      All questions must be sent to

Submission Deadline: 4:00 PM (ET), May 15, 2017

KDE Grants website

New Skills For Youth FAQ

New Skills For Youth Glossary of Terms

Laura Arnold
Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286
Fax (502) 564-4800