Local Community Access Networks (LCANs)

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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.

Key Partners

  • Community colleges
  • Area private colleges
  • PK-12 school districts
  • Area education agencies
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Community action agencies
  • Community foundations
  • County or city elected officials
  • Economic development agencies
  • Ethnic communities
  • Faith communities
  • Major employers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public libraries
  • Service organizations
  • Workforce development agencies
  • Sector boards


LCAN Grant Series

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.


Collective Impact

Postsecondary Data

Grant Management

"Collective Impact" (pdf)

"Channeling Change:
Making Collective Impact Work"

"Embracing Emergence:
How Collective Impact Addresses Complexity"

"Charting the Course:
A Community's Guide for Increasing Educational Attainment
Through the Lens of Collective​ ​Impact"

10 Steps to Collective Impact (pdf)

 "Why Secondary Educators Need Postsecondary Data" (YouTube)


"Nuts and Bolts of Using Postsecondary Data" (YouTube) 

Grants at a Glance (pdf)

Grantee Manual (pdf)

Expenditure Match Guidelines (pdf)

Event Sign-In Form (pdf)

In-Kind Goods and Services Match Form (pdf)

 In-Kind Time and Effort Activity Form (pdf)

Time and Effort Activity Report (pdf)

Mileage Log (pdf)

Travel Authorization Form (pdf)

Allowable Expenditures (pdf)

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on May 24, 2018 at 3:04am.