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Career Pathways Initiative serves current and former Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) recipients, or TANF eligible students at Northark.

You must be an adult caretaker, parent, or relative, of a child under the age of 21 living in the home, and are a current recipient of TEA cash assistance.
    If you do not meet Pathway's qualifications but would still like to attend college, please contact your local two-year college's financial aid office to learn about other financial aid programs, scholarships, and grants available.

    TEA (Transitional Employment Assistance)

    Program Description

    The Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) program helps economically needy families with children under the age of 18 become more responsible for the support of their families. The TEA program is Arkansas' welfare reform program under the Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant.

    General Program Requirements

    Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative is a grant funded program for low income parents who desire to improve their employment opportunities through education and/or training.  To be eligible, students must have a child under the age of 21 living in the home with them and receive TEA benefits.

    To apply, please visit:

    http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/dco/Pages/SupportServices.aspx  or contact your local DHS office.