Local College Access Networks (LCANs)

FY23 Year 1 RFP

We are accepting new applications for LCANS from April 15 to May 15, 2022 for FY2023, which starts July 1, 2022. 

Download the RFP.


Virtual Presentation Library

Click here to watch the recording of our virtual presentation, "LCAN and Collective Impact in Iowa" from March 2022.

Click here to watch the recordings from the October 14, 2021 LCAN Coordinator Gathering.

Click here to watch the recording of our virtual presentation, Iowa LCAN Year 1 Grant Application Workshop. (Please watch A Framework for the Future, first.)

Click here to watch the recording of our virtual presentation, A Framework for the Future: Raising College Attainment Through Collective Impact.


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.

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
  • Traditionally underserved communities/populations
  • Faith communities
  • Major employers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public libraries
  • Service organizations
  • Workforce development agencies
  • Sector boards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grantees

Year I

  • Perry LCAN

  • Brother to Brother LCAN (Des Moines)

Year II

  • Quad Cities LCAN

Year III

Year IV

 

*statewide network

       

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 Grant Calendar (Adjusted Due to COVID-19)

FY 2023 Grant Calendar
February 24 Collective Impact and LCAN Webinar
March 24 Year I Grant Writing Workshop
April 1 Year I RFP issued for July 1 - June 30 grant cycle
April 15 - May 15 Year I Grant Application open on Iowagrants
April 15 - May 15 Supplemental Support Grant Application open on Iowagrants
May 15 Deliverables updates and FY23 proposed budgets due from returning LCANs
May 15 - May 31 Grant review process
June 1 - June 30 Award Notifications and Contracts
June 30 Final Deliverables due from returning grantees
July 1 Start of FY23 Grant Contract Period
August 30 First monthly claims due
October Iowa LCAN Convening
January 1 Mid-Year Performance Report due
June 30 Last day to expend FY23 grant funds
August 30 FY22 Closeout Reports due from Year IV LCANs; Final claims due from all FY22 LCANs
FY 2022 Grant Calendar
January 28 Collective Impact and LCAN Webinar
February 25 Year I Grant Application Workshop
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 New Coordinator Training
January 1 Six Month Progress Report due
January Iowa LCAN Convening
 
Resources
Collective Impact Theory and Research Resources Postsecondary Data

Partner Resources

Iowa College Aid LCAN Data