Local Community Access Networks (LCANs)
Iowa College Aid works with communities across the state to address workforce needs and increase education attainment in Iowa as part of the College Changes Everything initiative. Through guidance and grant funding provided by Iowa College Aid, select Iowa communities utilize the Collective Impact framework to support the development of Local College Access Networks (LCANs) to to increase college attainment.
Iowa College Aid offers a series of grants to Iowa communities to conduct a strategic planning process and organize and initiate a community-based LCAN. The LCAN Grant program is intended as seed funding for locally-driven collaborative measures. Sustainability of LCANs and their initiatives should be addressed during the planning phase.
The LCAN Grant series includes: LCAN Planning Grant, LCAN Launch Grant, LCAN Implementation Grant and LCAN Continuous Improvement Grant.
For more information on Collective Impact or the LCAN Grant series, please contact Julie Spicer.