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Implementing and Evaluating Caring Campus Faculty Engagement

Validation
Institute for Evidence-Based Change|$1,729,541|11/2019 - 8/2022
This grant supports the Institute for Evidence-Based Change in cultivating caring campus environments to increase student retention. The project seeks to implement the program with faculty at 14 community colleges and allow the Community College Research Center to evaluate impact on students, faculty, staff and the institutions overall.

Moving Mathematics Pathways to Normative Practice in Arkansas

Scaling
University of Texas at Austin|$1,474,981|9/2019 - 8/2022
This grant supports the Dana Center at The University of Texas at Austin in ensuring that math pathways are offered to the vast majority of Arkansas college students. The Dana Center will provide technical assistance through a regional support network and pilot new tools and resources with Arkansas institutions.

Raising Rural Grand Challenge Framework

Exploration
National Rural Education Association|$50,000|9/2021 - 8/2022
This grant supports National Rural Education Association in developing their Raising Rural Grand Challenge Framework.

Analysis of Post-COVID-19 Transfer Data

Scaling
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center|$545,500|8/2020 - 7/2022
This grant supports the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center in tracking and disseminating timely data to quantify the impact of COVID-19 on institutional transfer rates in the United States.

Facilitating Career Pathways for Low-Income Rural Students: Cooperative Extension as a Community Connector

Exploration
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities|$389,100|12/2020 - 7/2022
This grant supports the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities in building, piloting, and evaluating a Rural Workforce Engagement Model that engages Cooperative Extension professionals in identifying and addressing the needs of low-income workers and employers in rural communities.

Launching West Virginia Climbs

Exploration
Philanthropy West Virginia|$750,000|6/2020 - 6/2022
This grant supports Philanthropy West Virginia’s efforts in building the infrastructure of West Virginia Climbs, a new public awareness and programming campaign aimed at increasing the state’s postsecondary educational attainment rate to at least 60 percent by 2030. The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and other partners will support the implementation activities needed to complete five activities targeted at supporting learners from low-income backgrounds.

Maintain Momentum: Supporting Postsecondary Education Membership Organizations and Networks

Scaling
Achieving the Dream Inc|$2,091,920|7/2020 - 6/2022
This grant supports Achieving the Dream and its members in continuing to advance student success reforms despite COVID‐19‐related impacts.

Career Advising Tools and Outreach for Low-Income College Graduates-Planning Phase

Exploration
The Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia|$284,300|12/2020 - 6/2022
This grant supports the University of Virginia in developing a personalized job recommendation tool and intrusive advising resources designed to improve employment outcomes for low-income community college graduates.

College Promise Careers Institute & Expanding Ecosystems for Promise Student Support

Scaling
College Promise Campaign|$250,000|7/2021 - 6/2022
This grant supports the College Promise Campaign in expanding their efforts to build awareness of supports for specific College Promise student populations and their work focused on elevating the role of postsecondary education in addressing workforce and economic development needs.

Maintain Momentum: Supporting Postsecondary Education Membership Organizations and Networks

Scaling
Association of American Colleges & Universities|$1,848,800|8/2020 - 6/2022
This grant supports the Association of American Colleges & Universities and its members in continuing to advance student success reforms despite COVID‐19‐related impacts.