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  Funding Opportunity Details
 -314448-SFY 2021 GEAR UP Iowa College Partner Grant
  Application Deadline: 11/29/2019 4:30 PM
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $250,000.00
Project Start Date: 09/25/2020
Project End Date: 09/24/2021
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant: **CENTRAL COLLEGE ONLY**
Program Officer: Christina Sibaouih
Phone: 515-725-3101 x
Categorical Area: Education
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), is a discretionary grant program awarded by the US Department of Education to increase the number of students who enter and succeed in post-secondary education from low-income families and under-resourced communities.
Iowa College Aid is the recipient of a U.S Department of Education GEAR UP State Grant 2014-2021 award. GEAR UP Iowa 2.0 (GUI 2.0) works with approximately 7,000 students in 12 school districts in the state of Iowa. Beginnning in 7th grade, GUI  students are provided academic preparation, college and career exposure and non-cognitive skill development for college knowledge and success. The students attended high schools in the following school districts: Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Columbus Junction, Davenport, Denison, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, Perry, Sioux City, Storm Lake.
With increasing attention on not just college access, but also college success, the US Department of Education began, in 2011, making 7-year awards to enable entities to "provide services to a student through the student's first year of attendance at an institution of higher education." The GUI College Partner Grant seeks to support new initiatives, or expand existing programming, with the potential to positively impact student engagement and academic performance in college, with the ultimate goal of improving persistence, for GUI students. Applicants are encouraged to propose novel ideas, as well as expand upon proven practices on their campuses.
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Description File Name File Size
RFP GUI College Partner RFP - Year 7.pdf 121 KB
Project Narrative GUI College Partner_Project Narrative.pdf 116 KB
Agreement ICA and College Partner Data Sharing Agreement.pdf 139 KB
Plan Year 7 - College Implementation Plan.xlsx 36 KB
 Website Links
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URL Description GEAR UP Iowa
  – The Official Website of the State of Iowa. Dulles Technology Partners Inc.