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California Career Pathways Trust
Online Application Submission Instructions

Financial Assistance Applicant Submittal Tool (FAAST)

  1. Go to the FAAST [] External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.
  2. Under Create FAAST Account, click on Create an Account.
  3. Under Search for Organization, click on Create New Organization.
  4. Complete your organization’s details (You do not have to submit your DUNS number.) and press next step.
  5. Complete the User Account Details.
  6. Select a User Name and Password.
  7. Click on Create User Account.
  8. Once you have successfully created an account, you will be promoted to return to the main page to log onto FAAST.
  9. Put in your username and password and select Log onto FAAST.
  10. Click on Start a New Application/Survey.
  11. Check the boxes for usage recommendations, and select continue.
  12. Under Select Organization, click on the Move on to Next Page.
  13. Under the Active RFPs/Surveys, select California Career Pathways Trust.
  14. Applicants must complete each tab (General Info, Project Budget, Funding, Project Management, Questionnaire, and Attachment)
  15. Note: Under the General Info tab, applicants must complete Responsible Regional Water Board. All applicants should enter, Statewide.
  16. Note: Under the Funding tab, applicants must check only one funding category.
  17. It is recommended that applicants save their work while moving through each tab of the application.
  18. Note: Do not use your back button to move to the previous tab. Save your work first and then click on the button, Next.
  19. All fields that have an * must be completed.

If you have questions on how to submit your application on to the FAAST, please contact the State Water Board Staff at 1-866-434-1083, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by e-mail at It is highly recommended to attend the Online Application Web Conference on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If you have any other questions regarding the California Career Pathways Trust, please contact Mindi Yates, Education Programs Consultant, at 916-319-0458 or by e-mail at; or Lisa Reimers, Education Programs Consultant, at 916-324-5634 or by e-mail at; or Kevin Shyne, Education Programs Consultant, at 916-323-5830 or by e-mail at

Questions: Mindi Yates | | 916-319-0458 
Last Reviewed: Friday, April 1, 2016
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