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.
The Minnesota Legislature established the Intervention for College Attendance Grant Program (ICAP) in 2001. The 2015 Legislature provided $621,000 each year of the 2016-2017 biennium to support grants.
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is currently accepting proposals for the Intervention for College Attendance Grant Program. In fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021, there is $621,000 available each year to fund initiatives focusing on fostering the educational outcomes and college preparation for students of color, first-generation college students, students from low-income families, and/or English language learners in grades six through 12 and historically underrepresented college students.
The overall objective of this program is to provide targeted, innovative, and culturally-relevant academic resources to students who have been historically underprepared for college attendance in order to prepare them for college and/or a career after high school.
Eligibility: Postsecondary institutions, community organizations, professional organizations, school districts, and other non-governmental organizations located in Minnesota. See Request for Proposals document for further details.Timeline:
March 1, 2019 Request for Proposals released
March 21, 2019 Technical Assistance Session (in-person)
March 29, 2019 Technical Assistance Webinar (online)
April 5, 2019 Deadline for Intent to Submit Forms
April 26, 2019, 4:30pm Deadline for Proposals
To sign up for the in-person Technical Assistance Session or Technical Assistance Webinar, contact Kelly Gibson (Kelly.Gibson@state.mn.us).
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is currently seeking community members, content experts, and/or students (over the age of 18) to help review and score proposals for the fiscal year 2020 ICAP competition. Reviewers will have a direct impact on supporting students of color, students from low-income families, first-generation students, and/or English language learners in achieving academic success.
If you are interested in learning more about the review process, please contact Alaina DeSalvo (Alaina.DeSalvo@state.mn.us).
Funded projects must focus on increasing high school graduation, college participation and college success rates of students served by grant recipients. The focus of the program has been on continuity of program services.
The 24 continuation grant recipients for the 2018-2019 biennium are: