Career Pathways Initiative

New Jersey

“Name of Grant Program:      Career Pathways Initiative


Fiscal Year of Grant Program:       2017


Start Date and End Date of Grant Program:    September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018


Purpose for Which Funds will be Used:


The purpose of the grant is to establish model demonstrations to expand or improve programs serving persons with the most significant disabilities who are currently in extended employment. Funding for this competitive grant is under the auspices of the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), which will serve as administrator and fiscal agent for the funds awarded. In particular, the DVRS is interested in proposals that develop, implement, and build upon career pathway initiatives that will lead to community based competitive integrated employment opportunities within the seven Talent Networks. The term “career pathway programs” means a clear sequence of education coursework and training credentials and should lead to the attainment of an industry-recognized degree or credential, which may include stackable credentials of value in the labor market and that articulate progressively to higher-level credentials or degrees.


Entities that Can Apply for Funding Under This NGO:


Eligible applicants for this 12-month, competitively awarded grant must be agencies that provide Extended Employment Programs authorized and approved by the LWD. The organization must currently be using a center-based employment model and be interested in transitioning participants into competitive integrated employment.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • School-to-Work Transition
Date Enacted: