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

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Who May Apply (by category): Any State agency designated by the governor of the State may apply. Per Congressional direction in the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2018, States may only administer one active State GEAR UP grant at a time. Therefore, only States without an active State GEAR UP grant, or States that have an active State GEAR UP grant that is scheduled to end prior to October 1, 2018, are eligible to receive a new State GEAR UP award in fiscal year 2018. Additionally, partnerships consisting of one or more local educational agencies and one or more degree-granting institutions of higher education and may add two other community organizations or other entities such as businesses, professional organizations, or state agencies may apply.

Who May Apply (specifically): Any state agency designated by the governor of the state may apply. Additionally, partnerships consisting of one or more local educational agencies and one or more degree-granting institutions of higher education and not less than two other community organizations or other entities such as businesses, professional organizations, or state agencies may apply.

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Last Modified: 04/12/2018