Iowa College Aid Awards Local College Access Network Grant To Estherville

Mon 7-9-2018

(Des Moines)-- Iowa College Aid announced today (Mon.) it's awarded $280,000 in Local College Access Network Grants to six Iowa communities.

Estherville was among the communities awarded grants to help with implementation of the program. The implementation grants provide up to $40,000 a year for up to two years.

Officials say the goal of the program is to increase college access and enrollment. Iowa College Aid provides grant money, training, technical assistance and professional development. A leadership team identifies barriers to college access in their community and identifies local assets and resources that could be tapped to help out. Community specific goals are then identified.

To date, Iowa College Aid has awarded nearly $1.1 million in Local College Access Network Grants.