The Michigan College Access Network aims to help students in Michigan access and attain college certificates and degrees — the foundation for success in a knowledge-based economy — so they can achieve their own lifetime goals, economically and intellectually.
To that end, MCAN is inviting applications for its COVID-19 Response Grants. Grants awarded through the program are intended to provide a flexible funding pathway for Michigan high schools, Local College Access Networks, community-based nonprofit organizations, and higher education institutions working to implement postsecondary projects and programs in their communities. Funding will be offered through two pathways: up to $2,500 in mini-grants in support of high schools, and up to $10,000 in support of community-based responses. Proposals must include a strong and clear connection to postsecondary readiness, access, and success in order to be eligible and must directly support activities aligned with MCAN's mission, vision, and values.
Examples of proposals include but are not limited t: virtual Decision Days, summer-melt support, transition advising support, SAT prep support for rising seniors, and WiFi hot-spots in support of virtual college access activities.
See the Michigan College Access Network website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.