Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

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There are two grant competitions under the GEAR UP Program.

GEAR UP Program -- State Grants and Partnership Grants
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Last competition for State and Partnership Grants: FY 2014
Application deadlines: July 7, 2014

Federal Register Notices

Current Application

The FY 2014 grant competitions are closed. The archived FY 2014 applications below should be used for reference only.

Below are the "Application Instructions" documents that were published on for the FY 2014 competition. Only the program-specific forms required to complete this package are available in this document. Other necessary standard forms are only available on while an application is available for submission. For your reference, the Department has provided a forms library. Some of the forms referenced in this document may be found in the forms library.

FY 2014 Applications (archived)

Review Process

Peer Reviewers Needed

Tips and Assistance

Workshops: Four 1-day technical assistance workshops were scheduled in Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles between June 17-19, 2014.

Application Contact

Nofertary Fofana,, 202-453-7952
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202


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