Purpose of Grant:This innovative program will support up to 400 single parents annually attending SUNY and CUNY community college campuses. Participants will receive on-campus child care, intensive personalized advisement, educational supports including tutoring, career counseling and assistance in transitioning to a four-year school.
Project Period: Spring 2020- Spring 2023
Application Deadline: Letter of Intent is due on October 7, 2019. Application is due on October 23, 2019 by 5 pm.
Project Description: These comprehensive systems of support will ensure that single parents are able to access higher education opportunities, and help to move themselves and their children out of poverty. These supports must include enrollment and free-tuition at the campus children’s center, opportunities to participate in SUNY Achieve and/or affiliated support programs such as Strong Start to Finish, Math Pathways/Co-Requisite English, and assistance accessing campus resources such as food pantries and counseling services. Projects are expected to begin spring 2020 and conclude in spring 2023, and colleges should provide detailed timelines regarding the recruiting and selection of students, implementation of support services, and qualitative and quantitative metrics for the projects.
Eligible Applicants: All SUNY and CUNY Community Colleges
Funding: Each college will be eligible for the funding amounts below based on the number of students the college expects to serve annually:
- Up to 20 students, the project is eligible for up to $150,000 per year;
- 21-49 students, the project is eligible for up to $300,000 per year;
- More than 50 students, the project is eligible for up to $500,000 per year.