FRCC Awarded $2.6 Million to Help Underserved Students Succeed

Funds will support a new TRIO program at the college’s campus in Longmont, as well as the existing program in Westminster.

August, 25, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Education has selected Front Range Community College to receive two federal grants of $1.3 million each to help more students succeed in and graduate from college.

The money will allow FRCC’s Boulder County Campus in Longmont to begin a brand new TRIO program. The funds will also be used to continue FRCC’s existing program at the college’s Westminster campus.

These five-year Student Support Services (SSS) grants will fund FRCC’s TRIO programs which are designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. SSS grants help college students who:

– Come from low-income families,
– Are first generation whose parents do not have a four-year college degree,
– Have disabilities.

“Having worked for and supervised TRIO programs at multiple institutions, I can definitively state that TRIO works,” said Vice President Elena Sandoval-Lucero. “I am so excited that students at FRCC’s Boulder County Campus will have the opportunity to participate in this extremely effective program.”