Chapter Incentive – Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find more resources specific to my CTSO?

There are a lot of resources available! Contact your Mentor Advisor, visit, visit CTE’s National website, visit your CTSO’s National website

What is the award amount?

Payouts are based upon the number of complete applications. CTLP has set aside a portion of their budget for the Chapter Incentive Program and will disperse the entire amount, evenly, among the chapters who qualify. For this reason, CTLP is unable to give a specific award amount until it is known how many chapters apply with complete applications.

What is an active chapter?

CTLP defines an active chapter as one that has affiliated and paid dues for at least twelve members and is having regular meetings to establish the foundational practices of their chapter (i.e. bylaws, constitution, elected positions, program of work, etc.).

What is a Benefits of Award Statement?

The Benefit of Award Statement is a required synopsis explaining how anticipated grant funds might measurably support your chapter’s development.   These projected benefits must be measurable to be considered complete (i.e. increased state conference attendance by five members, 10% increased chapter membership…).  If, in these brief summaries, the committee cannot determine quantifiably how your chapter will improve, be supported, or expanded with additional funding, your Benefits of Award Statement will be deemed incomplete, and therefore, disqualify your application.

What evidence is needed to demonstrate that our CTSO is part of the curricula?

According to the National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations (NCC-CTSO), CTSOs work as an integral component of the classroom curriculum and instruction; therefore, evidence should reveal how resources from your CTSO build upon employability and career skills and concepts through the application and engagement of students in hands-on demonstrations and real life and/or work experiences through your Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.  Acceptable evidence cannot be an introduction to the CTSO (mentioned it in class) or a copy of your lesson plan book; rather, it needs to be a specific lesson where you’ve incorporate a program, a competitive event, a skill-set, etc. from your CTSO.  Many of the CTSOs have specific lesson plans from their various programs that can be used.   Please provide the handouts, lesson plan agenda, and the corresponding program or handouts from the CTSO’s national website or guidebooks.