The U.S. Department of Education has announced that 34 colleges and universities will share $13 million in grant money as part of the Strengthening Institutions Program to help improve institutions to better serve low-income students. Funds can be used for planning, faculty development, academic programs, student support services, customized course instruction, construction and maintenance, administrative management, and the establishment of an endowment fund.
The program funds grants for five years. The amounts ranged from $160,000 to $400,000, with most schools receiving close to $400,000.
Central Alabama Community College, Childersburg, Ala.
Mesa Community College, Mesa, Ariz.
South Mountain Community College, Phoenix
Pima County Community College, Tucson, Ariz.
Lassen Community College, Susanville, Calif..
Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, Ill.
Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis
Union College, Barbourville, Ky.
Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, La.
Becker College, Worcester, Mass.
The Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore
Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield, Maine
Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Miss.
Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, N.C.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, N. C.
Bismarck State College, Bismarck, N.D.
Daemen College, Amherst, N.Y.
Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, N.Y.
Jefferson Community College, Watertown, N.Y.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, Okla.
Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Okla.
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City
Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla.
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa.
Immaculata University, Immaculata, Pa.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Johnstown, Pa.
Piedmont Technical College, Greenwood, S.C.
Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, Tenn.
Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, Wash.
Clark College, Vancouver, Wash.
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wis.
Western Technical College, La Crosse, Wis.
West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, W.Va.
A version of this news article first appeared in the College Bound blog.