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Announcing New Grant Opportunity

Career Pathways Grant (CPG) Program

This grant opportunity is funding secondary/postsecondary partnerships to develop seamless programs of study aligned to local labor market needs and student interests; with learner-friendly on-ramps and off-ramps, that culminate in postsecondary recognized credentials. Secondary or postsecondary Perkins eligible subrecipients may submit a CPG Application for the grant. Eligible applicants may apply for more than one CIP Code or Career Cluster and must submit a separate unique CPG Application for each CIP Code or Career Cluster. (See Addendum at the end of this memo for CIP Codes eligible for grants in this current grant round.) The deadline for submission of the CPG Application is April 3, 2023.  An informational webinar for interested eligible applicants will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Register here.

Grant awards will range up to $250,000 per wage earning secondary state-approved CIP Code or Career Cluster.  If there are two or more eligible agencies applying for same CIP Code, the fiscal agencies will be notified and required to collaborate and resubmit one grant application. If funding exceeds the max available, each grant will be prorated. Grant awards will tentatively be announced June 1, 2023. Grant start date is tentatively June 1, 2023. Grant end date is May 15, 2024. 

Secondary and Postsecondary partner grant recipients will work with employers to identify the credentials valued by employers and link those credentials to state CTE program standards and ensure aligned, high-quality CTE programs of study.  For further information on grant deliverables, please review the Career Pathways Grant Timeline.

All necessary forms for application are embedded into the CPG Application.

CIP Codes available for the 2023-2024 CPG grant opportunity are:

10.0202 Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology  

10.0301 Graphics and Printing Technology and Communications 
11.0801 Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 
15.0000 Engineering Technology  
15.1301 Drafting and Design Technology/Architectural  
15.1306 Mechanical Drafting 
26.0102 Biomedical Sciences, General 
46.0303 Lineworker  
46.0502 Plumbing-Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter 
46.0503 Plumbing Technology  
47.0101 Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 
47.0201 Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration 
47.0399 Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies  
47.0603 Collision Repair Technician (ASE Certified) 
47.0606 Small Engine and Related Equipment Repair  
47.0607 Airframe Technology  
47.0608 Power Plant Technology (Aircraft)  
47.0609 Avionics Maintenance Technology  
47.0613 Medium/Heavy Truck Technician (ASE Certified)  
50.0101 Visual and Performing Arts 
51.0707 Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician  
51.1000 Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 
52.1701 Insurance 

Important dates to remember:

  • Applications are due April 03, 2023
  • Grant awards will tentatively be announced June 01, 2023
  • Grant start date is tentatively June 01, 2023
  • Grant end date is May 15, 2024

The CPG grant supports the Michigan Perkins V state plan for career and technical education and Michigan’s Top 10 Strategic Education Plan to: Expand secondary learning opportunities for all students. 

  •  Increase the percentage of all students who graduate from high school. 
  •  Increase the percentage of adults with a postsecondary credential. 

Please direct questions to the Career Pathways Grant Project at or you may contact MDE secondary CTE Supervisors Deb Miller at or Dr. Jill Kroll at or Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) State Administrative Manager Keenan Wade at

Career Pathway Grant-Additional Credential Recommendation

The Michigan Department of Education - Office of Career and Technical Education (MDE-OCTE) and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Workforce Development (LEO-WD) have partnered to issue an additional grant opportunity for the Career Pathways Project. The Career Pathways Grant-Additional Credential Recommendation (CPG-ACR) is funding secondary/postsecondary partnerships to identify postsecondary recognized credentials and to develop seamless programs of study aligned to local labor market needs and student interests.  Secondary or postsecondary Perkins eligible subrecipients may submit proposals. This grant opportunity is an ongoing grant; the application window will remain open with no deadline for application submission.

CPG-ACR Timeline

Application Submission Deadline


Phase1 Deliverables Due

With submission of Grant Application

Grant Award Notification

Varies, usually within 60 days of receipt of application

Grant Start Date

Date of Grant Award Notification

Phase 2 Deliverables Due

60 days from Grant Award

Phase 3 and Phase 4 Deliverables Due

240 days from Grant Award

Phase 5 Deliverables due

300 days from Grant Award

Final Performance Report Due

11 Months from Grant Award

Grant End Date

1 Year From Date of Grant Award

Final Expenditure Report Due

60 Days from Grant End Date

Please direct questions to


CPG Information & Resources

Career Pathway Grant Application FAQ Update

MDE-OCTE and LEO-WD developed responses to CPG questions related to the application.

View FAQs

CPG Process

MDE-OCTE and LEO-WD have developed guidance and tools to assist Career Pathway Grant recipients to propose and vet credentials that are aligned to the specific CTE standards within a high-quality CTE program of study.


Learn more

CPG News 

On February 1, 2022, MDE-OCTE announced an additional competitive grant opportunity for the Career Pathways Grant project for 2022-2023. 

On May 10, 2021, MDE-OCTE announced new and updated credentials for Perkins V reporting beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, developed under the first round of Career Pathways Grants.  See Credential Update for Perkins V Reporting memo.

Information on these credentials are available on CTE Instruction Resources, by Career Cluster webpage

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