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Shannon Looney
Project Manager
Collaborating for Change


Related Projects & Initiatives


Awards are determined across five investment areas. Projects may touch on more than one investment area to be eligible for funding.


Potential Collaborating Organizations:

  • Community-based organizations
  • Public or private university
  • K-12 school or district
  • Community college
  • Foundations
  • Government agency
  • Workforce development boards
  • Local business

Interested in applying? Click here to review the 2017 RFP!


2017 Funding Cycle:*

Letters of intent (required) due January 25, 2017

Full proposals due February 24, 2017, 5pm EST

Award decisions announced no later than April 2017

*Institutions may only submit one proposal.


Contact Shannon Looney, project manager, for any questions related to the RFP and program.

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