For the past 6 years, the Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) at ASU-Beebe has operated under a state grant program with funding from the Federal TANF (Temporary Aid for Needy Families) Program.  Recent cuts to the amount and distribution of those funds have forced significant changes in the operation of the program at ASU-Beebe and other campuses across the state. 

The new plan, under the direction of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE), calls for all new students entering the program 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 ASU-Beebe.

*If you do not currently receive TEA assistance, but you do have a child under the age of 21 that lives in your home, you can call 501-207-6244 to be placed on a waiting list.  If the current eligibility guidelines reverts to the original, we will contact you for an appointment.

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 wellbeing of the family. To qualify, you must be a Arkansas resident, be pregnant or responsible for children 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.




If you feel you meet these requirements, please contact us at (501) 207-6244 to make an appointment. Applications are available on-line for you to download and complete prior to your initial appointment. Click here to download the application (pdf).

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