Funding and Finance

Resources on topics such as financial aid and funding models and formulas 

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This brief from Bridgespan Group examines the return on philanthropic investments in high-quality career pathways, exploring how career pathways create economic opportunity for low-income individuals.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This report from the National Center for Innovation in CTE examines the opportunity that Community Based Agreements - legally binding contracts that secure funding for improvements within a neighborhood affected by proposed development projects - can provide for local CTE programs.

  • Case Study
July 2016

This research study from the Milken Institute makes the case for postsecondary CTE and offers policy recommendations to help develop, fund and expand high-quality programs.

  • Policy
June 2016

Tennessee Promise provides up to two free years of community college at any of the state’s 13 community colleges or 27 Colleges of Applied Technology in addition to learner supports and mentors that help high school students throughout the college application process.

  • Research/ Report
January 2016

This report from Advance CTE and ACTE takes a state-by-state look at CTE-related policies passed in 2015, while drawing out major themes and trends from the year.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2015

This paper from RTI International draws on change management theory to provide a model for states to execute a comprehensive career pathways strategy.

  • Research/ Report
January 2015

Jointly authored by Advance CTE and the Association for Career Technical Education, this report provides a state-by-state review of policy changes impacting CTE during 2014 across the country.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2015

This paper from RTI International describes how performance-based funding systems can be incorporated into state education resources distribution formulas to allocate funding among local providers.