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Career and Educational Pathways Exploration System Program

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Application available:  November 9, 2020
Application deadline:   December 9, 2020

Federal Register Notice

Current Application

The FY 2020 application package for Career Pathways can be found on at

Through you will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit your application. You must search for the downloadable application package for this program by the CFDA number 84.116C. If you experience problems submitting your application through, contact the Support Desk, toll free, at 1-800-518-4726.

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Pre-Application Technical Assistance Webinar

Dear Colleague:

On behalf of the U. S. Department of Education, we want to invite you to attend a pre-application technical assistance webinar for the Career and Educational Pathways Exploration System Program (Career Pathways Program).  The purpose of the Career Pathways Program, funded through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), is to develop technology-based or technology-enabled career exploration systems that enable high school students to identify and explore career opportunities that align with their interests, ambitions and aptitudes; learn from individuals who work in those fields about the nature of their work and opportunities available in their fields; and identify education and training options – including non-college programs such as work-based learning opportunities, military training, apprenticeships and employer-sponsored training – that enable entry to or advancement in those careers.

A pre-application technical assistance webinar for the Career Pathways Program, was held on Friday, November 20, 2020.

  • Webinar Slides: PDF (1.23M)

If you have any questions, please contact ReShone Moore on 202-453-7624 or Gaby Watts on 202-453-7195.

Application Contact

Sharon Easterling, 202-453-7425

Carmen Gordon, 202-453-7311

Mailing Address

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, room 278-14
Washington, DC  20202-4260

Last Modified: 12/01/2020