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Disengaged Adults Returning to College
Grant Program - III

As part of the federally funded College Access Challenge Grant, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) intends to fund a third cohort of projects through the Disengaged Adults Returning to College (DARC) initiative. The funded projects will identify, contact, re-enroll, and graduate adults who have left New Jersey colleges in good standing but without earning the intended associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The target population for the grant is adults, aged 20 and older, who left a New Jersey institution within the past 10 years (since 2002), in good standing, without earning an undergraduate degree. They should have earned at least 50% of credits toward a degree.

Not-for-profit, non-religious New Jersey institutions of higher education who have not previously received DARC funding are eligible to apply. The anticipated grant cycle for funded projects is two years but dependent upon continued federal funding and satisfactory progress made by the project. The first year of funding, FY2013, will begin July 1, 2012 and end June 30, 2013. The second year of funding, FY2014, runs July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2014.

NGO Released November 21, 2011
Workshop Registration Deadline December 5, 2011
Technical Training Workshop December 9, 2011
Application Due February 8, 2012
Grant Awards Announced April-May 2012
Contracts Issued June 2012

Download: Notice of Grant Opportunity Adobe PDF PDF 3.85Mb| Application Forms Adobe PDF PDF 89Kb



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