Housatonic Community College receives $1.3 Million in Federal Title III Grant money

October 11, 2017

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Contact: Megan Cacioppo 203-332-5126

Bridgeport, CT – Housatonic Community College is one of seven colleges in the nation to be awarded a $1.3 Million Title III grant that sees to strengthen both student success and retention.

“It’s really an all-hands on deck grant,” says Alese Mulvihill, Housatonic Community College Grant Coordinator. “We’re changing the climate to make students feel more supported. This is all about student retention.”

The Title III grant, known as “The Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP)” helps eligible institutions become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the institution's academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability.Grants are awarded through a competitive application and review process.

Under the SIP, Mulvihill has identified four areas to which the grant money would be dispersed. “We’re looking to transform student advising, improve orientation for students, build a stronger developmental program and start a summer program that aims to get students college-ready.”

“This is a proud moment for the college as we continue to have a profound impact on the lives of our students and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to our strategic priority of student success,” remarked HCC President, Dr. Paul Broadie II.

Applications for the SIP grant are offered every other year while the grant lasts the span of five years. For additional information about the eligibility for SIP, see details at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/iduestitle3a/index.html

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