Mini Grants!

NYS DCDT  is providing mini-grants for school districts and/or collaborative partners to develop or enhance evidence-based transition practices within their school(s) for students with disabilities. Funds may be used in a variety of creative ways to support transition, career development, career planning, work based learning and CDOS skill development (up to $1,500). Must be a member or willing to become a member to receive mini grant.

Due date: Applications will be reviewed and responded to on a first come first serve basis. Applications will not be accepted for this cycle after March 1, 2016.

To download the mini-grant application, click on this link:

NYSDCDT mini grant


Funding Watch: Verizon Innovative App Challenge

From the Verizon Foundation: “The Verizon Innovative App Challenge is an exciting, creative and collaborative competition that offers $20,000 grants for winning middle schools and high schools and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for students on the winning teams. Designed to ignite students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math STEM, the Challenge shows students exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there.”

Learn more via About the Challenge | Verizon Innovative App Challenge.


Think Outside the Phone — Contest for Students

High school students are invited to create and exhibit software applications, or “apps,” for mobile phones, tablets or other computing devices on a platform of their choice as part of the House Student App Challenge. Members of the United States House of Representatives established the challenge to engage students’ creativity and encourage their participation in STEM fields. The competition is open to all high school students, either individually or in teams of up to four, in participating districts. Contestants must submit their app’s source code online and provide a YouTube or Vimeo video demo explaining their app and the learning they experienced through the competition process. The apps will be judged on the quality of the idea as well as on implementation and demonstrated programming skill. District winners will receive a Certificate of Excellence, and their app videos will be featured on the House website. Find out if your district is eligible and access resources for students and teachers online.

Deadline: April 30, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT), for final app entries

For more information, click HERE.

Events, News

NYS DCDT Transition Institute: Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals!

The New York State Division on Career Development and Transition (NYS DCDT) invites you to submit a proposal to share out your effective practices, research, resources and ideas at our upcoming NYS DCDT Transition Institute. To submit your proposal, click here or download and complete the attached:  NY DCDT call for proposals

Email the attached document to:

Selected presenters will be responsible for all registration and travel expenses.

Thank you for your support, making this an enriching and exciting Institute.


The NYSACTE/DCDT Collaborative Award Nominations

The NYSACTE/DCDT Collaborative Award recognizes an outstanding Registered or Non-Registered CTE course and/or Work-Based Learning program that has demonstrated significant success in meeting the career and/or educational aspirations of students with special needs. Along with a Certificate of Recognition the winning CTE course and/or Work-Based Learning program will be awarded a $500.00 stipend that can in turn be awarded to a student or students within the program to help cover the cost of career related and/or educational aspirations of a student with special needs. This award will be presented on March 27th at the luncheon. Award winners do not have to be present to win. If you would like to nominate a program or Career and Technical course please complete this short application.