Policy Series Reports

The California Career Pathways Trust, which was signed into law in July of 2013, provides funding for $250 million in one-time competitive grants.  The grants are available to school districts, as well as county superintendents of schools, charter schools, and community college districts. The grants fund specialists in work-based learning to establish or enhance a locally-defined career pathway program that connects the education community with the local business community.

The grants must also fund integration of career-relevant curriculum following industry-themed pathways in high-need, high-growth economic sectors and provide articulated pathways to postsecondary education. Finally, the grant application must show that the applicants: 1) leverage existing Perkins funding or in-kind contributions from public, private, and philanthropic sources; 2) engage with the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program; or 3) participate in the local California Community Colleges Skills Panel. The state has already appropriated an additional $250 million for FY 2015.

Program Contact
Lisa Reimers 
Education Programs Consultant
California Department of Education
Phone: (916) 324-5634 
E-mail: lreimers@cde.ca.gov

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