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Grant Funds Available to Support Formerly Incarcerated Students in Postsecondary Attainment



New competitive grant program to award Minnesota institutions and programs that provide postsecondary guidance and services to formerly incarcerated students

St. Paul, Minn. — The application period is now open for institutions and organizations to submit proposals for Intervention for College Attendance Program: Formerly Incarcerated Students (ICAP FIS) Grants.

Administered by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, the ICAP FIS is a one-time grant opportunity for institutions and programs to increase postsecondary access and support for students who have formerly been incarcerated. Grant funds will be awarded to eligible applicants providing new or enhancing existing opportunities for students to have available resources, skills, and guidance to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Eligible applicants include Minnesota public and private postsecondary institutions, professional organizations, and community-based organizations. Eligible support services will allow students to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education, which includes, but is not limited to, academic counseling, mentoring, navigator services, career awareness and exploration, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services, among other opportunities.

There is $291,000 available in grant funds. Click to read the Request for Proposals document and submit applications through the OHE Grants Portal.

Applications are due by Feb. 23, 2024. Learn more about ICAP FIS on the OHE website.

Learn more about OHE Grants Portal

A workshop for eligible ICAP FIS applicants interested in learning more about Navigating the Grants Portal will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Friday, Jan. 26 at 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Click to add the event to your Outlook calendar.

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