Call to Action » Past Action

FY 2015

Building upon the successful recovery of 95% of the funds lost to sequestration last year, the TRIO community is requesting an increase of $52 million in funding for FY 2015. (If achieved, this would yield a total appropriation of $890 million in FY 2015.) Such an increase in funding would help restore services to several thousand low-income, first-generation students who stand in need of supportive services. More specifically, this request would allow for an exp... — Click here for more

Grab the Hammer

It's time to show your strength! Grab the hammer, ring the bell, wake up your Representatives and Senators to win against sequestration! The TRIO community has stepped up to COE’s challenge to participate in 100 local visits with Representatives and Senators so much so that we’re extending the campaign to December 31, 2013. Let’s keep going strong!!! Continue to send us the latest updates about local meetings with your Members of Congress. Here... — Click here for more

Fiscal Cliff

On March 1, 2013, the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration went into effect. According to the Office of Management and Budget, the sequester amounts to a 5.2% cut to discretionary programs funded within the U.S. Department of Education (as opposed to 5.0% as reported earlier). For TRIO, this translates into a $43.7 million funding cut, which will impact your funding for program year 2013-2014. (These cuts will be piled on top of the cuts... — Click here for more


Recently, the U.S. Department of Education cut $10 million from the McNair program. This funding cut will eliminate more than one-third (36.5%) of the current programs. With the federal government’s recent maneuvers to eliminate other graduate education programs, such as the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, the urgent need for action is clear. If Congress ratifies the actions of the Department, hundreds of undergraduates will no longer benefit from the McNair pro... — Click here for more

Upward Bound

In May 2012, approximately 5,000 low-income high school students across the nation lost access to Upward Bound when their programs lost funding. These cuts resulted a net loss in funding due to the expiration of funds provided by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education reduced the amount of money programs could spend on each student and imposed competitive preference priorities targeting persistent... — Click here for more