Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program

The Out of School Time Career Pathway program will make grants to SEAs that, in partnership with eligible entities (as defined in section 4201(b)(3) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA)) in the State, will provide students expanded options to participate in a career pathway (as defined in the Notice Inviting Applications (NIA)) program, outside regular school hours or as part of an expanded learning program, that leads to a recognized postsecondary credential, such as an industry recognized certification or a certification of completion of an apprenticeship in an in demand industry sector or occupation . Such program should be aligned with an existing program of study (as defined in the NIA) for students so that in school and out of school time activities complement each other and maximize student preparedness for postsecondary education or a career. An SEA must propose to use grant funds to support an existing partnership or a partnership that has been formed during the application period and will continue to exist if awarded this grant funding. The partnership must consist of the SEA as the lead applicant and fiscal agent, a currently funded 21st CCLC subgrantee (i.e., funded as of the application closing date for the competition outlined in the NIA), and an employer in an in demand industry sector or occupation . Although not required, the SEA may want the partnership to include an IHE when developing a student progression along a career pathway continuum, in addition to an employer in an in-demand industry sector or occupation and a 21st CCLC program subgrantee. The goal of this partnership must be to serve students by expanding existing, or building new, career pathway programs. In addition, the partnership must disseminate information about its grant activities to a national audience that includes, but is not limited to, 21st CCLC program coordinators.

Types of Projects

Discretionary Grant (Demonstration Project)

Note: Please do not return the completed application to this address.

Inquiries and Questions should be sent to : 21stCCLCcompetition@ed.gov

Contact Information

  • Erin Shackel
    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    U.S. Department of Education
    400 Maryland Avenue SW, 3W111
    Washington, DC 20202-6200

Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program

Last Modified: 06/19/2020