2016 GEAR UP Funding Increase Announced

2016 | | February 8, 2016 at 8:46 pm


President Obama signed the FY 2016 omnibus appropriations package which included in the FY 2016 appropriations is a $21.1 million increase for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) initiative, which will bring overall funding to $322,754,000. Given the dramatic impact that your work has on the lives of students, families, and communities, we could not be more thankful that today’s outcome will bring over 38,000 new students into the program. The $21.1 million increase represents the largest year-over-year increase in GEAR UP funding since 2001, and nearly recovers all of the sequestration-based cuts that the program has suffered since 2011 and further supports the work of GEAR UP programs across the country in supporting the college dream of underserved students everywhere.

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