Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs - (GEAR-UP) - #84.334
Provides 6-or 7-year grants to States and partnerships to provide support and maintain a commitment to eligible low-income students, including students with disabilities, to help the students obtain a secondary school diploma (or its recognized equivalent) and to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP has two major service components. All projects provide a comprehensive set of early intervention services including mentoring, tutoring, academic and career counseling, parental involvement, and other college preparation activities like exposure to college campuses and financial aid information and assistance. Some projects provide college scholarships to participating students.
(Project Grants) FY 09 $313,212,000; FY 10 $323,212,000; FY 11 $323,000,000
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