National Education Pathways With a Purpose

Posted by USA Funds on February 8, 2016

USA Funds Seeks Applications for Mayor-Led College Success Programs

USA Funds, in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors, has issued an RFP for its National Education Pathways With a Purpose grant competition.

Now in its second year, the annual program is designed to recognize excellence in mayor-led programs that provide a more purposeful path for America’s students to and through college and on to rewarding careers and successful lives.

Grants will be awarded to mayor-led programs that enhance student persistence in and completion of postsecondary education or training programs; enhance employment of graduates of postsecondary education or training programs in high-value occupations; support better alignment of education and training programs with workforce needs while enhancing the dialogue between employers and education providers; promote innovations that help students complete high-quality education and training programs faster, at less cost, and with better prospects for rewarding careers; help disadvantaged students graduate from high school with the tools they need to succeed in college and on the job, including programs that provide work experience during their years in school; and/or use data to help students and families, policy makers, employers, and educational institutions make better decisions with regard to education and the workforce.

The 2016 program will award $100,000 to a large city with a population greater than 500,000; $40,000 to a medium-sized city with a population between 200,000 and 500,000; and $10,000 to a small city.

The winner in each category will be announced during the 84th Annual Conference of Mayors, June 24-27, 2016, in Indianapolis.


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