College Access Challenge Grant Program
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) has announced $1,348,000 in Massachusetts College Access Challenge Grant continuation funding to Your Plan for College.com/MEFA and to seven regional partnerships. This federal funding will support the delivery of college access programming to students and families throughout the Commonwealth.
2012 Massachusetts College Access Challenge Grant Recipients
|Regional Partnerships||Award Amount|
|ACCESS, Boston Public Schools, Success Boston
Get Ready, Get In, Get Through Project
|Berkshire Community College, Mass College of Liberal Arts, Berkshire County Public High Schools College Access Collaboration||$187,000|
|Colleges of Worcester Consortium Access and Retention Partnership with Greater Springfield, New Bedford and Worcester Educational Opportunity Centers||$187,000|
|Connect to College Consortium (Southeast Region)||$100,000|
|North Central Massachusetts College Access Challenge Grant Program||$187,000|
|Northeast Regional College Access Project||$100,000|
|Pioneer Valley College Access Partnership||$100,000|
|Massachusetts Education Finance Authority (MEFA)||$300,000|
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Program is a federally funded formula grant that is designed to foster partnerships among federal, state and local government entities and philanthropic organizations to significantly increase the number of underrepresented students who enter and remain in postsecondary education. The U.S. Department of Education provides CACG grants to states to meet the needs of underrepresented students and families, with priority to those living at or below poverty, as authorized under Section 781 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended; 20 USC 1141.