Program Office: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
CFDA Number: 84.116W
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants or Cooperative Agreements
The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) supports innovative grants and cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education. It supports reforms, innovations, and significant improvements of postsecondary education that respond to problems of national significance and serve as national models.
Under this area of special focus we are particularly interested in projects that propose innovative strategies to benefit working adults and displaced workers who are pursuing degrees or credentials in community colleges. Projects may include, but are not limited to, activities that improve: academic remediation; tutoring; academic and personal counseling; registration processes; students’ course selection and scheduling; instructional delivery; student support services related to childcare, transportation, or educational costs, such as textbook rental; and career counseling. Applicants should focus on meeting the unique needs of community college students and adult learners and preparing them for high-growth occupations and to meet employer needs.