Search
  • Kristin Cooper

GEAR UP

CFDA Number: 84.334A; 84.334S Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants Also Known As: GEAR UP


Program Description

This discretionary grant program is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six-year or seven years grants to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools. GEAR UP grantees serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school. GEAR UP funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.


Types of Projects

GEAR UP offers state and partnership grants. State grants are competitive six-year matching grants that must include both an early intervention component designed to increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students and a scholarship component. Partnership grants are competitive six-year matching grants that must support an early intervention component and may support a scholarship component designed to increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students.


Who May Apply (by category):

STATE GRANTS: (A) consisting of— (i) one or more local educational agencies; and (ii) one or more degree granting institutions of higher education; and

(B) which may include not less than two other community organizations or entities, such as businesses, professional organizations, State agencies, institutions or agencies sponsoring programs authorized under subpart 4, or other public or private agencies or organizations.

The Governor of a State must designate which State agency applies for, and administers, a State grant under GEAR UP. 20 U.S.C. 1070a-21 to 1070a-28)


PARTNERSHIP GRANTS: (A) consisting of— (i) one or more local educational agencies; and (ii) one or more degree granting institutions of higher education; and

(B) which may include not less than two other community organizations or entities, such as businesses, professional organizations, State agencies, institutions or agencies sponsoring programs authorized under subpart 4, or other public or private agencies or organizations.

The FY 2021 Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Partnership Notice Inviting Applications and the State Notice Inviting Applications have been published in the Federal Register.

GEARUP State NIA

GEARUP Partnership NIA

15 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

DOE SBIR Grant Preparedness Workshop - December 16th

Join EFN and the U.S. Department of Energy on December 16th, 2021 for a free workshop on why to apply for the DOE's Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants and how to qualify by submitting a