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Rural Postsecondary & Economic Development (RPED) Program

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"New On 12/22/23, the Department of Education announced 22 new grant awards under the RPED Program in FY 23. Click here to view the press release. To view the project abstracts of new awardees, click here. Congratulations new awardees!”

Program Office: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
CFDA Number: 84.116W
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: RPED Program

Program Description

The purpose of the Rural Postsecondary & Economic Development Grant Program is to improve rates of postsecondary enrollment, persistence, and completion among rural students through development of high-quality career pathways aligned to high-skill, high-wage, and in-demand industry sectors and occupations in the region.

Last Modified: 01/04/2024