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U.S. Department of Education Awards $47 Million in TRIO Grants


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The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $46,925,156 million in TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program grants to 128 grantees in 44 states, as well as Puerto Rico, to provide counseling and information on college admissions to qualified individuals who want to enter, or continue, a program of postsecondary education. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions. The program also provides services to improve financial and economic literacy, as well as assist participants in pursuing financial aid options.

"A college degree or postsecondary certificate has never been more necessary for success in the global economy, and TRIO programs will help increase the number of people who pursue postsecondary education, by helping them learn about the admissions process and how to find financial aid," Secretary Arne Duncan said. "TRIO and other programs are making an essential contribution to meeting the President's goal of having the highest percentage of college graduates by the end of the decade."

In addition, the President's fiscal year 2012 budget request includes $920.1 million for the Federal TRIO Programs, which includes funds to award continuation grants to EOC projects that were successful under the competition. More information about the EOC program is available at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/trioeoc/index.html

Following is a list of grantees by state. The list includes the first-year grant award amount for each grantee.

Grantee State Funding Participants
North Alabama Center For Educational Excellence AL 1172518 5097
University of Alaska/Anchorage AK 360000 1200
Henderson State University AR 230000 1000
Arkansas Northeastern College AR 328585 1097
University of Arkansas/Little Rock AR 263047 1000
Rich Mountain Community College AR 408555 1362
North Arkansas College AR 263047 1000
Mid-South Community College AR 230000 1000
Northern Arizona University AZ 433653 1446
California State University/Fresno Foundation CA 328584 1262
Palomar Community College CA 230000 1000
California State University/Long Beach Foundation CA 230000 1000
West Los Angeles College CA 230000 1000
Medical Awareness Institute CA 230000 1000
Wahupa Educational Services CA 331207 1105
Colorado State University CO 535466 1796
Community College of Denver CO 705788 3884
Colorado State University/Pueblo CO 422982 1505
CONNTAC, INC. CT 740410 3205
Pensacola Junior College FL 391810 1456
Miami Dade College/InterAmerican Campus FL 230000 1000
Palm Beach Community College FL 230000 1000
Central Florida Community College/District Board of Trustees FL 367217 1228
Mercer University GA 479392 1990
Georgia State University Research Foundation, INC GA 328584 1118
Atlanta Metropolitan College GA 230000 1000
University of Hawaii/Honolulu HI 426991 1456
Indian Hills Community College IA 230000 1000
University of Northern Iowa IA 437266 1942
University of Idaho ID 230000 1000
Malcolm X College IL 230000 1000
Chicago State University IL 337366 1165
National League of Cuban-American Community-Based Centers IN 387128 1942
Wichita State University KS 230000 1000
Barton County Community College KS 263047 1000
University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. KS 263047 1000
Morehead State University KY 230000 1000
Morehead State University KY 449511 1505
Kentuckiana Works Foundation, Inc. KY 530444 2427
Western Kentucky University KY 230000 1000
Southern University/Shreveport LA 230000 1000
Southeastern Louisiana University/Hammond LA 374189 1247
Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc. MA 1075650 4854
Mount Wachusett Community College MA 230000 1000
The Education Resources Institute, Inc. MA 230000 1000
Montgomery College MD 230000 1000
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc./Maryland EOC MD 926700 3089
University of Maryland/College Park MD 263047 1000
University of Maine/Orono ME 680609 2269
Wayne State University MI 485145 1617
Lake Michigan College MI 328584 1097
Minneapolis Community and Technical College MN 422473 1650
Minneapolis Community and Technical College MN 328585 1095
Crowder College MO 230000 1000
Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City MO 460406 2427
Higher Education Consortium of Metropolitan St. Louis MO 1018392 7184
North Mississippi Center For Higher Educational Advancement, Inc. MS 230000 1000
Tougaloo College MS 230000 1000
Montana State University/Northern MT 597371 1994
Fayetteville State University NC 389740 1748
Piedmont Community College NC 580852 2427
Pitt Community College NC 230000 1000
Surry Community College NC 230000 1000
University of North Dakota ND 361014 1204
Applied Information Management (AIM) Institute NE 230000 1000
Creighton University NE 263047 1000
University of New Mexico NM 230000 1000
Eastern New Mexico University/Roswell NM 340765 1165
Northern New Mexico College NM 503225 1701
University of Nevada/ Las Vegas NV 230000 1000
Harlem Center for Education, Inc. NY 230000 1000
Genesee Community College NY 361593 1311
Mohawk Valley Community College NY 230000 1000
CUNY BMCC NY 229996 1000
College Entrance Examination Board NY 936664 3122
Shawnee State University OH 375257 1262
Educational Partners, Inc. OH 648274 2817
Cuyahoga Community College OH 331207 1200
Eastern Gateway Community College OH 214127 1000
University of Cincinnati OH 263047 1000
Cincinanti State Technical and Community College OH 230000 1000
East Central University OK 435645 1456
Southeastern Oklahoma State University OK 486136 1620
Tulsa Community College OK 230000 1000
Carl Albert State College OK 495921 1675
Rogers State University OK 592789 3204
Rogue Community College District OR 230000 1000
Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc. PA 600796 2233
University of Pennsylvania PA 263047 1000
Pennsylvania State University/University Park PA 263047 1000
INTER AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO ARECIBO PR 506155 1942
Inter American University of Puerto Rico/San German PR 230000 1000
Pontifical Catholic Unv of PR-Ponce Campus PR 230000 1000
Inter American University of Puerto Rico/Barranquitas PR 230000 1000
Community College of Rhode Island RI 758950 2913
Midlands Technical College SC 230000 1000
South Carolina State University SC 230000 1000
Trident Technical College SC 576303 1942
University of South Carolina/Columbia SC 440667 1553
East Tennessee State University TN 230000 1000
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc. TN 230000 1000
University of Tennessee/Chattanooga TN 263047 1000
University of Tennessee/Knoxville TN 451653 1506
Austin Peay State University TN 373614 1456
LEARN Inc. TX 404310 1359
Southwest Texas Junior College TX 230000 1000
Paris Junior College TX 322393 1100
Texas A&M University/Kingsville TX 230000 1000
Lee College TX 230000 1000
Texas Association of Developing Colleges TX 454602 2233
Project S.T.A.Y. Inc. TX 612285 2136
University of Texas/Arlington TX 527889 1942
Texas Southern University TX 331207 1104
Danville Community College VA 230000 1000
Virginia State University VA 230000 1000
Virginia Tidewater Consortium of Higher Education VA 480170 2913
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation VT 471944 1580
Metropolitan Development Council WA 651388 2427
Olympic College WA 229899 1000
Central Washington University WA 263047 1000
University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee WI 230000 1000
Bluefield State College WV 328585 1456
Marshall University WV 230000 1000
Greater Appalachian Outreach, Inc. WV 328585 1095
University of Wyoming WY 485478 1618
University of Wyoming WY 230000 1000
Total Funding 46925156    
Total Participants 189131