Community Grants Program announces 2017 Request for Proposals
The College Spark Washington Community Grants Program is an annual, competitive statewide program focused on building the effectiveness of grantees that have demonstrated experience serving low-income students and generating knowledge related to college readiness in middle school and successful transition to college.
The Community Grants Program Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. All projects that receive Community Grants funding must measure project impact with one or more of the following outcome indicators:
- Reduce the rate of middle school students who trigger two or more of the three early warning indicators (absences, suspension/expulsion, and course failure)
- Improve math achievement in middle school, as measured by the rate of students earning a 3 or higher on the SBA
- Reduce the rate of students who require developmental education (remedial coursework) in college
- Increase the rate of students who earn their first college-level credits in math and English
Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and schools that work with middle school, high school, and college students.
To learn more about how to apply, email Rachel Clements to register for the Introduction to Community Grants Program webinar on July 13th at 10:00 A.M. Giving guidelines, required elements of a project, and how apply will be discussed.
Since 2005, College Spark has granted more than $45 million throughout Washington state, with $15 million directed to the Community Grants Program.