Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant Program


In January 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 19-31, which included a directive to the Commissioner of Education to secure $10 million for the Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant. Thanks to the support of the Florida Legislature, the funding was allocated, and the Department is now accepting applications. High schools, school district career centers, charter technical career centers, Florida College System institutions, and other entities authorized to sponsor an apprenticeship or preapprenticeship program may pursue this competitive grant to create new or expand existing apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs.

Pathways to Career Opportunities Memorandum (PDF)

Pathways to Career Opportunities Request for Proposal (RFP) (Word) Revised 8/23/19

Pathways to Career Opportunities Funding Webinar (PPT)

Questions and Answers (Q&A) for the Adult General, Corrections and English Literacy/Civics Education Competitions

Important Dates (please see the memorandum for more detailed information)

September 4, 2019 – Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EDT to provide guidance on submission requirements (optional)

September 6, 2019 – Deadline to submit notice of intent to apply (required)

September 30, 2019 at 5 p.m. EDT – Deadline to respond to the RFP

Supporting Documents for the Application