Press Release
Las Vegas, Nevada - September 8, 2010
The Nevada System of Higher Education is seeking applications from public higher education institutions and nonprofit community-based organizations to increase the number of high school students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) is a Federal program designed to increase the number of K-12 students who pursue and complete some form of training or education beyond high school. The Nevada System of Higher Education was awarded the CACG and will issue sub-grants. Selected applicants will receive an annual budget along with technical assistance in order to provide students and their significant adults with services designed to address the goals of the program.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) will focus its College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) efforts to dramatically increase the number of new college entrants, particularly for low-income, underrepresented and/or underserved students in the state.
The following grants will be made available:
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  1. Up to $60,000, depending on the scope of activities and the number of high schools served.
  2. Up to $150,000 may be awarded for a larger collaborative partnership that serves five (5) or more high schools.  
The Request for Proposal will be made available on Tuesday, September 7th. 
The due date is October 1, 2010, 4:00pm PST. Proposals must be returned electronically.  No other forms will be accepted.
Please visit http://www.nevada.edu/epscor/current-solicitations.html for the complete PDF download version.
Phone: 702-889-8426 ext 134
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The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation's fastest growing state. The NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 110,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.
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Magdalena Martinez
Nevada System of Higher Education
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Nevada System of Higher Education
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