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Open Door Grant Program

The 2021-2022 Open Door Grant Program information has been moved to the Archives.

During the 2021 Florida Legislative Session, House Bill 1507 created section (s.) 1009.895, Florida Statutes (F.S.), to establish the Open Door Grant Program (Open Door), which will provide funds to support student completion of short-term, high-demand credit and non-credit career and technical education (CTE) programs at career centers and Florida College System (FCS) institutions. The Open Door Grant Program was established for the purpose of:

  • Creating and sustaining a demand-driven supply of credentialed workers for high-demand occupations by addressing and closing the gap between the skills needed by workers in the state and the skills of the available workforce in the state.
  • Expanding the affordability of workforce training and credentialing.
  • Increasing the interest of current and future workers in short-term, high-demand career and technical education credentialing and certificate programs.

The Open Door Grant Program funds may be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, examination, books and materials. The Florida Department of Education will provide grants to agencies on a first-come, first-serve basis, with no single agency receiving more than one-quarter of funds.

The program is administered in accordance with the statutory requirements and the following rule:

2022-2023 Request for Application

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Eligible Programs

Key Dates

Amendment Process

Project amendments may be proposed by the Open Door Grant project recipient or by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) program manager. Amendments will be approved only if the approval procedures described by the FDOE are followed. The “Green Book” is the FDOE’s official guide for the Project Amendment procedures. Refer to the Quick Reference Amendment Chart found in the Green Book Section B - Project Amendments Procedures on page B-4.

Grant Reporting Requirements and Template

Agencies are required to submit quarterly reports on students awarded funds through the Open Door Grant Program. For the 2022-23 grant period, agencies must complete the following three documents with each quarterly reporting submission:


Questions regarding the program may be directed to