Student Success Center RFP
The Kresge Foundation and Jobs for the Future are pleased to announce an exciting new funding opportunity to improve community college persistence and completion by creating a Student Success Center in your state.
Described in JFF’s newest publication Joining Forces, Student Success Centers organize a state’s community colleges around common action to accelerate their efforts to improve persistence and completion. The Centers build a cohesive approach to engagement, learning, and policy advocacy across their states’ two-year institutions so that resources are spent efficiently and reforms help the most students possible earn postsecondary credentials.
Click here for more information about how to apply for this funding opportunity from the Kresge Foundation to build a Student Success Center in your state.
Proposal Process and Instructions
Letters of Intent
In no more than five pages, applicants should notify JFF and the Foundation of the intention to respond to the RFP. Applicants should provide a short summary overview of their eligibility for responding to this RFP and readiness to commit to launching a Student Success Center.
In no more than twelve pages, applicants should describe their eligibility, respond to the best of their ability to each of the specific selection criteria, and describe their plans for third-party evaluation.
Please submit any questions about the initiative and/or RFP via email, to Gretchen Schmidt, Program Director at Jobs for the Future, at email@example.com.
September 25, 2013: RFP Released
October 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m. ET: Webinar for Potential Applicants
October 30, 2013: Letters of Intent Submitted
November 15, 2013: Feedback on Letters of Intent and Proposal Invitations Sent
December 16, 2013: Proposals Submitted
February 3, 2014: Funding Decisions Announced