Cass Career Center $385,500 MACCO grant recipient

  • The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has awarded Cass Career Center a grant totaling nearly $400,000.
    CCC’s grant projects will include HVAC unit & ductwork replacement in part of the building; insulation replacement in the agriculture, construction and welding shops; and the addition of an outdoor pavilion for use as an outdoor classroom, demonstration area, club activity space, and community use space.
    Missouri’s Area Career Center Opportunity (MACCO) Grants provide funding to enhance the state’s CTE capacity by providing more opportunities for CTE students while updating and modernizing career centers’ infrastructure and equipment.
    MACCO is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) and grants local education agencies (LEAs) up to $400,000.
    The grant is a 75/25 match with local funds. CCC will be seeking local donations to fulfill the 25% match for the outdoor pavilion.