What is Arkansas Works?
Arkansas Works is a collaborative effort among the departments of Career Education, Education, Higher Education, Workforce Services, and Economic Development; the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority; the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges, and the State Chamber of Commerce.
Funded by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), this initiative is a three-component system that includes
- The Arkansas College and Career Planning System, a Web-based career planning system powered by Kuder™
- The College and Career Coaches Program
- The ACT Academy Program
Grant Information 2013-14
The Arkansas Department of Career Education, Office of Arkansas Works, invites interested applicants to submit a request for funding a College and Career Coach for FY 2014.
Purpose of Program: The College and Career Coach program is designed to motivate and support Arkansas students and adults toward achievement of their goals as related to college and career planning. Students in the 8th through 12th grade and adults will be served by career coaches. The Arkansas Works program and career coaches provide assistance and information about resources in the areas of academic tutoring, career counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for postsecondary education/training access, retention, and success.
Structure of Program: The college and career coaches provide services to middle and high school students and are co-located at institutions of higher education, education service cooperatives, or non-profit organizations.
Eligible Applicants: An institution of higher education, education service cooperative, or non-profit organization is eligible to submit an application for funding.
Grant Programs: Applicants who submit requests will be eligible to receive funding to assist in the cost associated with employing a college and career coach, providing ACT remediation and preparation, and/or providing services designed to encourage college and career exploration and preparation.
Deadline: Applicants must submit proposals no later than Friday, June 7, 4:30 p.m.
Additional Information: Applicants should review all provided materials--including Grant Application Information, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Career Coach Manual--prior to writing and submitting proposals. These documents can be accessed from the links below.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Sonja Wright-McMurray, associate director for Arkansas Works at 501-683-4432, or email@example.com.