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Grants to Utah Public IHEs to Reduce the Cost of Education and Facilitate On-Time Graduation

Affordable Participation and Timely Completion Grants


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Funding Source
The Utah State Board of Regents and the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Utah

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/10/16 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $75,000 to Utah public IHEs for outreach, access, or completion projects targeting non-traditional students, designing specific career pathways, providing innovative scholarships and tuition reduction opportunities, and other initiatives to help students afford and complete their studies so they may successfully enter the workforce.

Specifically, this program is designed to support the Utah State Board of Regents’ goals of providing affordable participation and timely completion to students in Utah’s Colleges and Universities.

View the Regents’ 10-year strategic plan here:

Grants may be used for:

-Institutional research, needs assessments, and project planning;
-Personnel, including buy-out of faculty time (however, keep in mind that these are one-time monies and will not sustain positions long term).
-Infrastructural needs, including hardware, software, and website development;
-Marketing materials;
-Consultants or site visits


  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Only USHE institutions are eligible to apply. Each institution may apply for only one Affordable Participation and Timely Completion grant.

Pre-Application Information
Please note that because of such short turn-around time and to ensure timely distribution of funds, applicants are to secure the payment process on their campus with their grants office, office of sponsored projects, and/or any other office deemed necessary, prior to submitting their application.

Funds will be distributed according to how this is communicated on your cover page. It is the applicant’s responsibility to work with these offices at the institution to make sure all appropriate documentation is provided in the order needed to ensure seamless transferring of funds.

-RFP due date: June 10, 2016
-RFP selection announcement: June 27, 2016
-1st Disbursement of funds: June 30, 2016
-1st report due: January 13, 2017
-Written report on grant results: June 15, 2017

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $75,000 in grant funds are available per institution as one-time money, with some possibility of additional funds for institutions needing to implement programs on multiple campuses.

Term of Contract
Funds will be disbursed on June 30, 2016. Final Reports will be due June 15, 2017.

Contact Information
General Inquiries:
Phone: 801.321.7294
Toll free: 877.336.7378
Fax: 801.366.8430

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