Worcester State


Strategic Initiatives

College Access Challenge Grant

Overview

The U.S. Department of Education created the College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Program for states to meet the needs of underrepresented students and families, with priority to those living at or below poverty

Contact

Sarah Mealey
Assistant Commissioner for Analytics and Digital Services
(617) 994-6926
smealey@dhe.mass.edu

Duration

2011–2016

Funding

Federal Grant

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Target Populations
  • Low-Income
DHE Responsibilities
  • Access
  • Retention
  • Success
  • Enrollment
Partnerships

 

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Background

The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) Program was a federally funded formula grant that was 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 provided 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.

Past Grants

2015-2016
Partnership/Project Project Lead Partners Award Amount
Berkshire Berkshire Community College MCLA $150,000
Central & Southeast
Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities Inc. (MassEdCo)
Seven Hills Behavioral Health $198,400
Pioneer Valley & Western MA Holyoke Community College Greenfield Community College $100,000
Southeast
Massasoit Community College
Bristol Community College $198,400
Northeast Middlesex Community College UMass Lowell, Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, Salem State University $100,000
North Central Mt. Wachusett Community College   $198,400
PILOT: Leap for Education (Formerly Salem CyberSpace) Leap for Education   $198,400
College Access and Success Research Study Wheelock College   $140,000
Building Supportive Campuses Professional Development Pilot Mass Mentoring Partnership   $23,000
TOTAL $1,306,600
2014-2015
Regional Partnerships Award Amount
Boston
Project Lead: The Boston Foundation
$75,000
Berkshire
Project Lead: Berkshire Community College
$75,000
Central & Southeast
Project Lead: Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities Inc. (MassEdCo)
$145,000
Pioneer Valley
Project Lead: Holyoke Community College
$75,000
Southeast
Project Lead: Massasoit Community College
$145,000
Northeast
Project Lead: Middlesex Community College
$100,000
North Central
Project Lead: Mt. Wachusett Community College
$145,000
Pilot Award Amount
Salem Cyberspace Program $75,000
2013-2014
Regional Partnerships Award Amount
Boston
Project Lead: The Boston Foundation
$187,000
Berkshire
Project Lead: Berkshire Community College
$195,027
Central & Southeast
Project Lead: Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities Inc. (MassEdCo)
$200,000
Pioneer Valley
Project Lead: Holyoke Community College
$145,796
Southeast
Project Lead: Massasoit Community College
$149,502
Northeast
Project Lead: Middlesex Community College
$135,000
North Central
Project Lead: Mt. Wachusett Community College
$200,000
YourPlanforCollege
Project Lead: Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
$200,000
Pilot Award Amount
Future Ready
Project Lead: Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE)
$130,000
Salem Cyberspace Program $100,000
2012-2013
Regional Partnerships Award Amount
Boston
Project Lead: The Boston Foundation
$187,000
Berkshire
Project Lead: Berkshire Community College
$187,000
Central & Southeast
Project Lead: Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities Inc. (MassEdCo)
$187,000
Pioneer Valley
Project Lead: Holyoke Community College
$100,000
Southeast
Project Lead: Massasoit Community College
$100,000
Northeast
Project Lead: Middlesex Community College
$100,000
North Central
Project Lead: Mt. Wachusett Community College
$187,000
YourPlanforCollege
Project Lead: Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
$300,000
2011-2012
Regional Partnerships Award Amount
Boston
Project Lead: The Boston Foundation
$250,000
Berkshire
Project Lead: Berkshire Community College
$250,000
Central & Southeast
Project Lead: Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities Inc. (MassEdCo)
$200,000
Pioneer Valley
Project Lead: Holyoke Community College
$125,000
Southeast
Project Lead: Massasoit Community College
$125,000
Northeast
Project Lead: Middlesex Community College
$250,000
North Central
Project Lead: Mt. Wachusett Community College
$300,000
YourPlanforCollege
Project Lead: Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
$250,000