National Education Pathways with a Purpose Initiative

National Education Pathways with a Purpose Initiative 2017-03-20T08:25:01+00:00

The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and our partner USA Funds, are now accepting applications for the 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards. USCM will award competitive grants to recognize and expand creative initiatives that mayors have developed in their cities to advance both college and career readiness and college completion.

Cities will be recognized for developing strong and enduring collaborations between K-12 and higher education systems and employers to address college preparation and long-term career success. The initiative’s four key elements include: streamlining key education transitions; facilitating smoother pathways from campus to the workplace; promoting innovative approaches to college and career preparation; and building new frameworks for data-driven decision-making. The monetary awards will support and/or enhance mayors who have established successful programs to provide education pathways with the purpose of completion and entry into the workplace; and calculated measurable results of that success.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Guidelines: Click here to access the single-page application guidelines booklet.

Eligibility: Only USCM Member Cities Are Eligible

Funding Categories: Large, Medium, and Small Cities

Awards Presentation: Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, FL

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact USCM Assistant Executive Director Kathleen Amoroso by telephone at (202) 861-6723, or by e-mail at On behalf of USCM and USA Funds good luck!

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