Projects at colleges, universities, and community and junior colleges provide support (counseling, tutoring, instruction, and other special services) for low-income, first- generation college students and for disabled students.
Some projects also provide supportive services especially designed for students of limited English proficiency.
The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.
The program supported 949 projects serving nearly 200,000 students in 2008.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used to provide eligible project participants personal and academic counseling, career guidance, instruction, mentoring, and tutoring and to facilitate the entrance of project participants into 4-year programs of study or graduate and professional programs.
Projects may provide exposure to cultural events and academic activities not usually available to disadvantaged students.
Projects may also provide services that are specially designed for students of limited English proficiency.
A grantee may use the project to provide services to students enrolled or accepted for enrollment during the next enrollment period at the institution.
Funds may also be used for grant awards to students under certain conditions.