Local College Access Networks (LCANs)
Our COVID-19 Response
- A message to current LCAN grantees
- A message to prospective LCAN communities
- March 31, 2020 Iowa LCAN Bulletin
- Updated grant calendars
- Current grantees — mark your calendar:
- All-Coordinator Zoom Meeting
- Thursday, April 9 @10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- Topic: LCANs and COVID-19
Iowa College Aid works with communities across the state to address workforce needs and increase educational attainment through the Local College Access Network (LCAN) grant series. Iowa College Aid provides consultation and funding to select Iowa networks, using the Collective Impact framework to increase college attainment at the local and statewide level.
LCAN Grant Series
Iowa College Aid offers a four-year series of grants to Iowa communities to build Local College Access Networks using the Collective Impact framework. The LCAN grant series is intended as seed funding for locally driven collaborative measures. Iowa College Aid also welcomes applications from initiatives that are focused on serving a specific population within Iowa. Sustainability of LCANs and their initiatives should be considered beginning in the exploratory phase of the grant process and will be addressed throughout the grant series. View Grants-at-a-Glance 3.0 for a high-level view of what the grant funds; funding amounts and match requirements by year; grant deliverables for each year (including the exploratory, pre-application phase); and a summary of how each year progresses, building on the previous year.
For more information on Collective Impact or the LCAN Grant series, please contact Anne Thomas.
LCAN Readiness Survey
Take our survey to determine if your community is prepared to submit a Letter of Intent to apply for LCAN grant funds, or if more work is needed to become "LCAN-ready." Contact Anne Thomas to take the LCAN Readiness Survey and learn more about the LCAN grant series for your community.
FY 2021 LCAN Grant Calendar for Returning Grantees
|April 15||RFP's issued for July 1 - June 30 grant cycle|
|May 1||Grant application opens on IowaGrants|
|June 1 or first Monday thereafter||Grant application closes on IowaGrants|
|June 1 - June 30||Grant review process|
|July 1||Award letters sent and new grant year begins|
|July 1- July 15||Negotiation period for any stipulations, budget revisions, requests for additional information|
|July 15- July 30||Contracts and Schedule of Reports and Deliverables issued for July 1 - June 30 grant cycle|
|August 30||First monthly claims due|
|October (dates TBA)||Iowa LCAN Convening|
|January 1||Six Month Progress Report due|
FY 2021 LCAN Grant Calendar for New Applicants
|October 15*||RFP issued for January 1 - June 30 grant cycle|
|November 1||Grant application opens on IowaGrants|
|December 1 or first Monday thereafter||Grant application closes on IowaGrants|
|December 1 - December 31||Grant review process|
|January 1||Award letters sent and new grant period begins|
|January 1 - January 15||Negotiation period for any stipulations, budget revisions, requests for additional information|
|January 15 - January 31||Contracts and Schedule of Reports and Deliverables issued for July 1 - June 30 grant cycle|
|February 28||First monthly claims due|
|March (date TBA)||New Coordinator Training|
|June 30||End of 6-month grant period|
*Stay tuned for information about an informational call and grant application workshop to be held in the fall