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The Office of the State Superintendent of Education Announces Availability of Early College Program Grant Funds

Friday, December 28, 2007
Grants Will Benefit Programs Aimed at Preparing Students for College

(Washington, DC) The Office of the State Superintendent of Education announces the availability of the Early College Program Grant funds for three grants awards of up to $200,000 each.  Early College Programs should be designed to help high school students attain college credits and gain confidence to complete their college degree. The Early College Program is intended to develop bridge-building between institutions of higher education and secondary schools in an effort to better prepare underrepresented students for high academic achievement. Deadline to submit Request for Applications is 5:00pm, January 18, 2008.

Awards will be made to public schools and public charter schools in the District of Columbia with existing early college programs in an attempt to help sustain the programs. This grant will support engaging secondary schools and institutions of higher education in satisfying their missions; networking university faculty and high school teachers; developing systems to sustain early college programs; and identifying policies that support early college high schools.

Select the link below for the Request for Applications, due by January 18, 2008, at 5:00 pm.

For further information, please contact:

Rodney T. Campfield
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
441 4th Street, NW #350 North
Washington, DC 20001
[email protected]

Important Dates:

  • January 11, 2008: Deadline for interested volunteer grant reviewers to submit resumes to Rodney Campfield
  • January 15, 2008: Deadline for eligible applicants seeking grants to submit Intent to Apply form at OSSE by 5:00 pm
  • January 18, 2008: Request for Applications due by 5:00 pm