Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will fund Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants to support secondary analysis of data collected to rigorously evaluate a collection of career pathways programs.

The purpose of these awards is to better understand the effectiveness of

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services funded by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs that aim to address the employment and self-sufficiency needs of TANF recipients and those eligible for or at risk of TANF receipt.

Career pathways programs are one such service.

Career pathways programs provide post-secondary education and training organized as a series of manageable steps leading to successively higher credentials and employment opportunities in growing occupations.

Programs also provide financial, academic, and non-academic support to help primarily non-traditional students with low incomes enroll and persist in education.

Career pathways can offer an efficient and client-centered approach to career and technical education and training by connecting adult basic education, occupational training, postsecondary education, and supportive services.OPRE oversees a robust portfolio of research to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of career pathways programs including the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) project and the evaluation of two rounds of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program (more information is available at https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/project/career-pathways-research-portfolio).

Data from these studies are available for secondary analysis through the Child and Family Data Archive (https://www.childandfamilydataarchive.org).

These awards are intended to support rigorous, policy-relevant secondary analysis of career pathways data sets.

The goals are to:Deepen the understanding of the implementation and effectiveness of career pathways programs;Examine career pathways programs’ effectiveness in meeting the goals and objectives in TANF’s second statutory purpose—to end the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation and employment;Support research to inform and improve the design, implementation, delivery, and performance of related TANF-funded services related to career pathways, including career and technical education, occupational training, adult basic skills education, and supportive services;Augment OPRE's multi-pronged evaluation of career pathways programs by focusing on questions relevant to TANF agencies and other providers of career pathways programs for individuals with low incomes; andAddress issues of current relevance to inform policy decisions at the local, state, and national levels related to career pathways programs for TANF recipients and individuals with low incomes.Award funding depends on the availability and continued interest of the government.Interested in this funding opportunity? Create an account at Grants.gov and subscribe to this forecast to receive notifications of updates and publication.SAM.gov System Alert - Entity Validation Delays:All applicants must be registered at SAM.gov and establish a Unique Entity Identifier.

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Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Administration for Children and Families - OPRE

Estimated Funding: $400,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/project/career-pathways-research-portfolio

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The applicant eligibility is unrestricted except for provisions noted in this section.

Applications from individuals (including sole proprietorships) and foreign entities are not eligible and will be disqualified from competitive review and funding under this funding opportunity.

Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity.

Faith-based organizations may apply for this award on the same basis as any other organization, as set forth at and, subject to the protections and requirements of 45 CFR Part 87 and 42 U.S.C.

2000bb et seq., ACF will not, in the selection of recipients, discriminate against an organization on the basis of the organization's religious character, affiliation, or exercise.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/project/career-pathways-research-portfolio

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
siri.warkentien@acf.hhs.gov

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Date Posted:
2023-04-04

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2023-07-29



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