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DOL Career Pathways Innovation Fund Competition Closes March 31

Posted on 03/11/2011

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the availability of $122 million in grant funds under the Career Pathways Innovation Fund (CPIF) Solicitation for Grant Applications. At least $65 million will be reserved for projects that focus on the health-care sector. Those eligible to apply as lead grantees are: local workforce investment boards, individual community and technical colleges, community college districts, and state community college systems. DOL intends to fund approximately 40 to 50 grants ranging from $1 million to $5 million. These grants will focus on programs that help individuals of varying skill levels secure full-time employment by providing training that will help them develop high-demand skills. Funded programs will have multiple entry and exit points and many will include links to services, such as basic adult education and English for non-native speaker classes, that prepare individuals to enroll in college-level classes. In addition, DOL intends to reserve approximately $6.25 million to award additional funding for third-party evaluation of grant activities. Closing Date: March 31, 2011

This information was originally posted in the March 3, 2011 OVAE Connection Newsletter. OVAE administers and coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges, at the federal level.