CLASP, an organization aiming to improve the lives of low-income individuals, has recently released a comprehensive resource to help state teams identify and use federal resources to support career pathways models.
The Federal Funding Toolkit is comprised of four parts:
Introduction: This introductory document describes the importance of career pathways, defines the term, and explains the relevance of the toolkit.
Using the Toolkit: This document describes who should use the toolkit, how to use it, and an overview of 10 federal programs that could potentially support career pathways.
Funding Options Worksheet: These customizable worksheets list sample tasks to design, implement, and sustain career pathways.
Summary of Federal Programs: Each summary identifies federal programs that relate to career pathways and can be used to support these initiatives. The summaries include information on: type of program, eligibility requirements, type of services or support provided, and an analysis of how the program can support career pathways. Federal program summaries with relevance to Career Technical Education (CTE) include:
- Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
- Workforce Investment Act: Title I (Adult and Dislocated Worker)
- Workforce Investment Act: Title I (Youth)
- Workforce Investment Act: Title II (Adult Education and Family Literacy)
- Registered Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship
- Pell Grant
View the entire toolkit here.
Kara Herbertson, Research and Policy Manager