The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, has issued a Request for Proposals for the 2017-18 school year for projects that create systemic improvement in the access all Vermonters have to postsecondary and career education. The RFP is designed to provide funding to projects with statewide impact that are aligned with multi-sector postsecondary attainment or workforce development efforts.
Grants of up to $60,000 will be awarded in support of projects that accomplish one or more of the following: encourage equal access to career and technical education programs that articulate pathways to further education and training; promote postsecondary attainment for low-income students, first-generation college students, adult learners, and/or veterans (particularly those enrolled in Vermont state colleges); further the equitable implementation of recent state legislation, including the Flexible Pathways Initiative; and build partnerships between employers and academic institutions.
Nonprofit organizations and municipal entities are encouraged to apply.
Letters of Interest must be received no later than February 6, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
See the McClure Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.