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State Initiative Grants

The Paul T. Spraggins State Initiative Grants are awarded to State/Chapter Associations of TRIO annually. Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis for the 2015-2016 FY and they will be reviewed and funded quarterly. The purpose of the grants is to promote activities across the country that will help State and Chapter Assocations build their capacity to advocate for TRIO. Emphasis this year is being placed on and scored by the State Leadership Committee on the following priorities.

  • State/Chapter media relation efforts including developing a communication plan
  • The establishment of a database of TRIO Alumni
  • State/Chapter policy seminars that utilize program alumni, parents, community members, and professional staff to influence policy
  • State/Chapter public relations activities that build corporate support partnerships

Regional Presidents should submit approved RFPs to Krysti Specht ( A copy of the application is available by clicking here Document is available for download (.pdf).