CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.
The federal government provides billions in grants, loans and work-study opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students each year.
Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District raced on Monday to meet a fast-approaching deadline to apply for up to $40 million in federal grants.
The mayor was in DC in the hopes of securing federal funding without having to compete with the state of California.