Career Pathways Initiative
Program Changes for 2013 -2014

Big Changes for the Career Pathways Program
For the past 8 years, the Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) at East Arkansas Community College has operated under a state grant program with funding from the Federal TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families) Program.  Recent budget cuts to the amount and distribution of those funds have forced a significant change in the operation of the program at EACC and other campuses across the state.
The new plan, under the direction of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE), calls for all prospective Career Pathways students to be current recipients of the Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA).  This new plan will only affect new students.  Current Career Pathways students will remain as part of the program until their completion of a degree or certificate from EACC.

If you have any questions, please call 870-633-4480, ext. 249.

What is Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA)?
TEA is a state administered program with monetary backing from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), a federal block grant.  It is designed to assist parents or guardians to become better able to support the economic well being of the family. 

To qualify, you must be a Arkansas resident and be responsible for children living in your home 18 years of age or younger, legally able to work in the U.S, and have low or no income.

To see if you qualify, contact your County DHS Office.  An application process is required.

East Arkansas Community College
1700 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone - (870) 633-4480 FAX - (870) 633-7222

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