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This section covers ways for systems to build the capacity needed to support a long term plan for funding and managing resources.


Webinar - College and Career Focused Program Models
This webinar is a practitioner-led dialogue that considers what the WIOA legislation might mean for program design and classroom practice. Learn how two approaches, Minnesota Fast Trac and LaGuardia Community College’s Bridge to College and Careers Program, strengthen pathways and move more students into postsecondary education and the workplace. More details…

Webinar - Collaborations Between Adult Basic Education and Local Workforce Investment Boards
The webinar highlights promising models of local collaborations between Adult Basic Education programs and Workforce Investment Boards to align and strengthen resources and services to prepare adults for postsecondary education and workforce training. More details…


10 Considerations for Measuring the Spread and Endurance of Educational Innovations
This 14-minute engaging video condenses 15 years of research on scaling innovations.The content includes highlights from a day long evaluation collaboration meeting led by Dr. Jeanne Century at the 2013 Transformative Change Initiative. Participants were evaluators of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Round One and Round Two consortia.   

Funding Career Pathways:  A Federal Funding Toolkit for States
Earlier editions of this 2015 funding toolkit by CLASP were widely cited and used at the federal, state, and local levels. This new edition includes revised program profiles reflecting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act changes to key federal programs. An appendix identifies 10 federal funding sources that can provide a wide range of support services for participants in career pathways.

National Fund for Workforce Solutions
The National Fund is an initiative of national and local funders whose goal is the career advancement of low-wage workers using a model of substantial employer engagement to increase the potential for successful outcomes. The National Fund supports local communities to organize and sustain regional funding collaboratives that invest in worker skills and their key regional industries.

Paying It Forward:  A Technical Assistance Guide for Developing and Implementing Performance-Based Scholarships
This MDRC guide offers information and tools for developing and implementing a performance-based scholarship program designed to encourage persistence for low income students in diverse academic settings. Performance-based scholarship is need-based aid designed to help reduce the financial burden on a low-income student, while providing incentives for good academic progress.

The Five Key Elements of an Effective Sustainability Plan for Grants
Sustainability planning is important because it prepares a program for success beyond the funding period of a grant. In this Grant Helpers Blog post by Ellen Karsh, former director of the New York City Office of Grants Administration and co-author of The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need, five key elements of an effective sustainability plan to equip your program or project for long-term success are shared.

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