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California Career Pathways Trust

Grants to California Educational Agencies & Others
for K-14 Career Oriented Educational Programs

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Grants are available to California universities, educational agencies, and others for educational programs that prepare K-14 students to meet current or anticipated local and regional workforce needs. Letters of Intent are due February 14, 2014. Applicants can apply as local or regional consortia (which include a business partner) to provide students with career-based courses of education leading to positions in high-skill, high-wage, and high-growth fields.

The overarching goal of the CCPT is to build robust partnerships between employers, schools, and community colleges in order to better prepare students for the 21st century workplace and improve student transition into postsecondary education, training, and employment.

The long-term measure of success for the CCPT is the number of participating students who complete high school, transition successfully into an aligned postsecondary program, graduate with a degree or credential in a high-demand field, and successfully secure employment.

To accomplish this goal, successful applicants will:

1. Establish or strengthen existing regional collaborative relationships and partnerships between business entities, community organizations, and educational agencies.

2. Develop and integrate standards-based academics with a career-relevant, sequenced curriculum following industry-themed pathways that are aligned to high-skill, high-wage, high-growth jobs, or emerging regional economic sectors.

3. Provide articulated pathways to postsecondary education aligned with regional economies.

4. Leverage and build on any of the following:

• Existing structures, requirements, and resources of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, California Partnership Academies, and Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs) including staff knowledge, community relationships, and course development.

• Matching resources and in-kind contributions from public, private, and philanthropic sources.

• The California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program and its sector strategies and deputy sector navigators.

• Participation in the local California Community Colleges Skills Panel.

Career pathways programs may be delivered through high schools, ROCPs, California Partnership Academies or other career academies, alternative education programs, continuation schools, programs administered by county offices of education, adult education programs, or community colleges.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139824

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Local Consortium Grants: 15 grants at $600,000. Regional or Local Consortium Grants: 15 grants at $6,000,000. Regional Consortium Grants: 10 grants at $15,000,000.

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

County offices of education
Direct-funded charter schools
Community college districts

Applicants can apply as a:

1. Regional consortium consisting of multiple local educational agencies (LEA), community colleges, and business partners formed to address the employment needs of a specific economic region or a;

2. Local consortium including at least one LEA, one community college, and one business partner.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 9:00am–11:00am
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Education Center, Room 100 (Board Room)
9300 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242

The CDE will hold one Online Application Web Conference that will provide potential applicants information on how to complete the application online through the Financial Assistance Applicant Submittal Tool (FAAST).
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:30am–11:30am

Web Conference
Event number: 665 372 291
Event password: 84282
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Audio Only
Call-in number: 1-650-479-3207
Access code: 665 372 291

Pre-Application Information:

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All applicants intending to submit an application are required to send a Letter of Intent to Apply to the CDE postmarked by Friday, February 14, 2014, to the following mailing address or by e-mail to

Career and College Transition Division
California Career Pathways Trust
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4202
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mindi Yates, Education Programs Consultant
Phone: 916-319-0458

Lisa Reimers, Education Programs Consultant:
Phone: 916-324-5634

Career & College Transition Division
Phone: 916-322-5050
Fax: 916-323-2597

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ID 3505

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California