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Intervention for College Attendance Grants


The Office of Higher Education administers the Intervention for College Attendance Grant Program to foster postsecondary attendance and retention by providing outreach services to historically underserved students in grades six through 12 and historically underrepresented college students. Funded projects must focus on increasing the high school graduation, college participation and college success rates of students served by grant recipients.

The 2013 Minnesota Legislature provided $621,000 each year of the 2014-2015 biennium to support Intervention for College Attendance Program grants. With the focus on continuity of program services, 18 projects have been funded for 2014 as continuation grants from the previous biennium. This leaves $150,000 to fund 3-4 new projects through June 2015. Proposals for ICAP services may be submitted by postsecondary institutions, nonprofit professional organizations, community-based organizations, or other nonprofits. Information about the proposal submission process can be found at the Request for Proposals link on this website.

The continuation grant recipients for the 2014-2015 biennium are:

  • Seeds of Change AAMI AVID: Concordia University's and St. Paul Central High School's Arts Literacy and College Preparation Partnership for African American Males
  • An ACT/SAT Course for At-Risk Students, University of Minnesota
  • AchieveMpls Career and College Initiative ACT Preparation
  • Enter University (EU), Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • DREAM Project--Daring to Realize Excellence and Academic Motivation, The College of St. Scholastica
  • Maadaadizi (Start a Journey) Program, Saint Paul Public Schools
  • Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) Program, Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE), Inc.
  • Learning Connections--Developing College-Ready Writing (Coordinated with Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership, Academic Component), Learning Disabilities Association, Inc.
  • Promoting Academic Success for Underrepresented Students, St. Cloud State University
  • Intensive ACT College Prep Program, Dakota County Technical College
  • College Possible Twin Cities Expansion at Como Park High School in St. Paul
  • Breakthrough Twin Cities
  • From the Ground Up: An ICAP Collaborative for Fostering Postsecondary Science Majors, Carleton College
  • Project Scholar, SouthWest Educational Cooperative
  • Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH), Northfield Public Schools
  • Transitioning & Retaining Underserved Students Through the Power of You, Saint Paul College
  • Bemidji State University Upward Bound/Intervention for College Attendance Project
  • Project ELY (Empowerment through Learning for Youth), Ely Community Resource, Inc.

Intervention for College Attendance Program: 2013-2014 Report
[89 pgs; release date: January 15, 2015]

Intervention for College Attendance Program: 2011-2012 Report
[97 pgs; release date: January 15, 2013]

Intervention for College Attendance Program: 2009-2010 Report
[103 pgs; release date: January 18, 2011]

Intervention for College Attendance Program: 2007-2008 Report
[74 pgs; release date: January 28, 2009]


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