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Parallel Pathways to Success Grant Program

Deadline: Closed: Proposals currently under review.

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.

Eligibility
Grant applications will be 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.

Current recipients of the Parallel Pathways to Success Grant with open grants are not eligible to receive an overlapping grant.


Program Highlights
  • Creates a qualified labor force for local employers.
  • Provides additional post-secondary education options for high school students.
  • Available skilled labor force encourages new local economic development.
  • TDA has awarded seven awards totaling more than $750,000 and benefiting hundreds of current and former student participants.

“What we are willing to invest today will produce dividends later.  This [Parallel Pathways grant] program allowed us to help each one of our students whether they were college, trade school or directly to work students.”   - Rick Moeller, Knox City High School
 
Program Contact
Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov
phone: (512) 463-6908
fax: (888) 223-9048
 
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