As part of the next phase of the GradNation campaign to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent, America’s Promise Alliance, with generous support from AT&T, has announced the launch of the GradNation Acceleration Grant.
The new GradNation Acceleration Grant is intended to support existing state- and community-level efforts focused on accelerating progress for more young people to high school graduation and post-secondary success.
America’s Promise, along with its campaign co-conveners, conducted data analysis to identify 10 states where graduating more students would have a measurable impact on the national graduation rate and equity gaps. Organizations in the following 10 states are eligible to apply for the award: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.
Two state-level and three community-level organizations will be selected as GradNation Acceleration sites.
State and community organizations will receive $250,000 and $100,000, respectively, over the two-year grant period, which will begin in 2018 and conclude at the end of the campaign in 2020.
In addition to the launch of the Acceleration Grant, the GradNation campaign is releasing its new GradNation Action Platform that highlights six action areas to raise high school graduation rates. Acceleration Grant sites will be selected based on their knowledge of the needs of young people, whether they have the conditions to extend their work, and their ability to convene and facilitate cross-sector collaboration—all consistent with the new Action Platform.
Register for an informational webinar to learn more. Deadline to apply is November 8.