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Deadline: March 28, 2019

GEAR UP New Mexico

GEAR UP is designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The project is projected to provide direct services to roughly 10,000 7th-12th grade students annually in approximately 10 public school districts throughout New Mexico. Participating schools will implement research-based practices to improve college and career readiness outcomes for students and to help bring about sustainable school improvement. Effective practices have been identified in key areas including student leadership; family and community engagement; rigorous instruction; mentoring; and college access campaigns (i.e., college applications and FAFSA completion). In addition, graduates from participating high schools will receive a variety of supports in transitioning to and succeeding in college during their first year of post-secondary studies.

Amount: The amount of funding each grant applicant is eligible to receive will be based on the number of students served, capacity of participating schools, and the resources needed to fully and successfully implement a college access, readiness, and success program.

Eligibility: New Mexico public school districts and public charters with high schools and middle schools. The participating high school of the New Mexico public school district or public charter must:

  • Have an average adjusted cohort graduation rate (over the past three years) at or below the state average (for the cohort of 2017)
  • Have a current free/reduced price lunch (FRPL) student population of at least 80%
  • Partner with a feeder middle school with a current FRPL student population of at least 80%

Link: http://www.hed.state.nm.us/programs/gear-up-nm-2019-grant-competition-info-.aspx

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