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Initiatives / Career Pathways / Grants


Through grantmaking and partnership we’re working to increase the number of Boston students who progress through career pathways that are engaging and relevant, address community needs, and prepare young people to enter meaningful careers.

The Grant Application for the 2023-2024 School Year is available here. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, March 22, 2023 4 PM.

A word version of the application is available here for reference.

Career Pathways funds grants in 2 areas:

Foundations of Career and Academic Learning (FOCAL Grants) support schools and their career-focused nonprofit partner organizations who are interested in integrating school-wide efforts around career readiness, with specific attention on leveraging personalized learning plans or MyCAP. This work supports enhancing career exploration and learning for all students.

Initiative for Deepening and Expanding Access to Learning through Career Pathways (IDEAL Career Pathways Grants) support schools and their career-focused nonprofit partner organizations to increase student access and persistence in existing career pathways by supporting pathway development in one of the quality elements defined by DESE.

We will host open office hours for interested applicants February 1st through March 22nd. Meeting times can be reserved via Calendly.

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Career Pathways Expansion Planning Grants provide interested schools technical support for a year of planning to develop a new career pathway. These pathways, leading to college and career readiness, technical competencies, work-based learning and post-secondary opportunities, and credentialing will be launched to students in the school year following planning grants. Planning grant opportunities are shared in late spring. Interested schools should contact the Boston Public Schools Office of Career and Technical Education.

Recent Grantees

Pathway Planning

  • Boston Arts Academy (Dorchester)
  • Boston Day and Evening Academy (Roxbury)
  • Brighton High School (Brighton)
  • Dearborn STEM Academy (Roxbury)
  • Greater Egleston High School (Roxbury)
  • New Mission High School (Hyde Park)


  • Brighton High School (Brighton)
  • Community Academy of Science and Health (Dorchester)
  • Dearborn STEM Academy (Roxbury)
  • Jeremiah E. Burke High School (Dorchester)
  • Boston Green Academy (Brighton)


  • Boston Adult Technical Academy (Boston)
  • Brighter Boston with Boston Arts Academy (Dorchester)
  • Charlestown High School (Charlestown)
  • Digital Ready Inc (District-wide)
  • Excel High School (South Boston)
  • Jeremiah E. Burke High School (Dorchester)
  • Madison Park Technical Vocational High School (Roxbury)
  • Margarita Muñiz Academy (Jamaica Plain)