Jan. 19, 2018 – -In a shift of policy, Governor Brown’s budget funds the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant programs, including agricultural education and the Ag Incentive Grant.

The budget proposes an ongoing increase of $200 million Proposition 98 General Fund to establish a K-12 specific component of the Strong Workforce Program to encourage the establishment and support of K-12 CTE programs that are aligned with needed industry skills, and proposes an ongoing increase of $12 million Proposition 98 General Fund to fund local industry experts who will provide technical support to local educational agencies operating, or proposing to operate, CTE programs. This proposal creates a predictable, targeted, and sustained funding stream to support an industry and student-focused infrastructure for workforce development collaboration at the state, regional and local levels.