2023 Iowa LCAN Spring Conference
FY23 Grant Announcement
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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.
^We did not accept new applications in the spring of 2020, so we do not currently have any Year III grantees.
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|