The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) created the Parallel Pathways to Success Grant Program to assist communities as they strive to align educational resources with workforce needs by supporting the development of programs that offer rural high school students a more flexible education system with a focus on job training. Students are provided an opportunity to concurrently earn a high school diploma and vocational skills certifications or college credit towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
When available, grant applications are accepted from accredited high schools, institutions of higher learning, chambers of commerce, economic development commissions or similar organizations located in the state of Texas. Applicants must demonstrate a benefit to students in rural areas in Texas. TDA defines “rural areas” as municipalities with a population of less than 50,000, and counties that have a non-metropolitan population of less than 200,000.
The availability of future funding is unknown at this time. Please check back periodically for updates.