Applying for a Grant
The LOI will be avialable on September 1, 2017. To be eligible for College Spark funding, applicant organizations must be one of the following:
- Organized and operated for purposes described in IRC Section 501(c)(3);
- A university, college, school or other institution described in IRC Section 170(c)(1);
- A Public agency, unit of government, tribal government, or tribal program under IRC Section 7871
LOIs may be submitted by eligible organizations with a staffed and physical presence in Washington that can demonstrate successful experience in reaching and serving low-income students. Students are considered low-income if they are eligible for Pell Grants or Washington State Need Grants, or from families eligible for one of the following public assistance programs: Food Stamps, Free and Reduced Price Lunch, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.
A select number of LOI respondents are invited to submit a full application. However, a request for a full application does not guarantee funding.
College Spark encourages projects that take an innovative approach to meeting the needs of students in our target population.
Organizations invited to submit a full application will be asked to complete a Grant Narrative Form as part of their application. Links to the forms are included below for your reference.
Please contact Rachel Clements, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions.