I know it does get to all geographic areas - but an opportunity to build on some FACS topics in the Midwest...
Funds for College Prep Programs in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin
Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Community Investments Program: College Ready Grants
The Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Community Investments Program supports colleges and community-based organizations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The goal of the College Ready Grants initiative is to help more high school juniors and seniors and adult learners avoid the need for developmental education by supporting the programs that will prepare them to succeed in college-level math and English. Grants of up to $300,000 will support programs that provide services such as tutoring, mentoring, and access to skill-building activities to help students meet college readiness benchmarks. The focus is on students from traditionally underserved backgrounds—those from low-income families, students of color, and those who are first in their families to attend college. The application deadline is October 17, 2013. Visit the company’s website to download the application guidelines and forms.