Kentucky Advising Academy Accepting Proposals for Mini-grants Geared Toward Supporting Workforce Readiness and Advising

FRANKFORT, KY -- The Kentucky Advising Academy (KAA) is accepting proposals from Kentucky K-12 public schools or area technology centers for mini-grants reimbursable up to $5,000 to support workforce readiness and postsecondary advising.

Proposals must focus on projects that will

  • Develop or expand student access to postsecondary opportunities through college and career exploration.
  • Assist in student readiness for college enrollment.
  • Promote student awareness and utilization of early postsecondary opportunities.
  • Focus on development of essential skills necessary for college and career.

To qualify, submitting schools must identify a collaborative partner such as a feeder school, postsecondary institution, business, industry or community-based organization to support the initiative. The deadline to submit proposals is Dec. 20. The number of grants awarded will be contingent upon the funds available.  

Application materials are online at

CPE will host a webinar on Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. CST/10 a.m. EST to answer questions regarding the application process. The webinar will be recorded for applicants unable to attend.


The Council on Postsecondary Education is leading transformation in our workforce, economy and quality of life by advancing progress in educational attainment across Kentucky. As the state’s higher education coordinating agency, we champion high-quality, inclusive and affordable postsecondary opportunities that prepare students for civic engagement and sustainable careers. That’s why we are undertaking the 60x30 goal, an ambitious effort to raise the percentage of working-age Kentuckians with a postsecondary degree or certificate to 60% by the year 2030. At CPE, we believe that higher education matters – for everyone.


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