Braiding Funding To Support Equitable Career Pathways

This resource from Advance CTE is the fourth in a series of policy briefs centered on strengthening career pathways and offers promising practices for leveraging available federal, state and local funding sources through braiding.


Braiding Funding To Support Equitable Career Pathways

In a dedicated effort to build high-quality, equitable career pathways Advance CTE, in partnership with Education Strategy Group through JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s New Skills ready network, released Braiding Funding To Support Equitable Career Pathways. This policy brief is the fourth in a series designed to help build better career pathways.

This brief explains the sources and benefits of braiding funding, highlights promising practices for braiding funding in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Montana, and Oklahoma and provides recommendations to enhance high-quality funding alignment and sustainability practice:

  • Align stakeholders and systems around a common goal;
  • Conduct an analysis of career pathways-aligned funding sources and streams; and
  • Have a sustainability plan to mitigate shifts in funding.

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