23 Cities, States Receive Grants to Combat COVID-19-Related Postsecondary Enrollment Decline

The Kresge Foundation

NCAN announced today 23 states and cities awarded grants as part of a Kresge-supported effort to ensure the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t derail the college-going plans for the high school classes of 2020 and 2021.

The grants, totaling $1.6 million, address the historic and inequitable disruptions for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds with regards to college enrollment. Amid the economic, health, and other impacts of the pandemic, these populations experienced the largest declines in Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion and postsecondary enrollment.

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