The Tennessee College Access and Success Network (TCASN) is thrilled to announce that we have received one federal policy advocacy grant and one state policy advocacy grant from the National College Access Network (NCAN), each in the amount of $40,000 over a two-year period.
Throughout 2018-2019, our federal efforts in this project will focus on FAFSA simplification, a more efficient Federal Work-Study program, and protecting the Pell Grant. At the state level, we will advocate for the needs of transfer students and raise awareness around the importance of need-based aid.
"We are thrilled by the opportunity to work alongside our members during this critical time in higher education policy," says Kim Cook, NCAN's Executive Director. "Conversations around the most important issues facing our students are ramping up, and we look forward to contributing to this dialogue by amplifying the student voice."
The grants are funded by a new $2.5 million commitment to NCAN from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. TCASN looks forward to working alongside the 16 other sub-grantees throughout the next two years.