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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Commission awards more than $1 million to make college more accessible

The Coordinating Commission last week approved the distribution of more than $1 million to school districts and other non-profit groups across the state who will use the money to make college more accessible for low-income and other underrepresented student populations.

The funding is available through the federal College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program. Gov. Dave Heineman chose the Coordinating Commission to administer the CACG program for Nebraska.

This year's grant recipients are: Central Plains Center for Services in western Nebraska; Grand Island Public Schools and Central Community College, in partnership; Omaha Public Schools; EducationQuest Foundation, based in Lincoln; Ho-Chunk Community Development Corp., which is affiliated with the Winnebago Tribe; Mid-Plains Community College; Nebraska Methodist College; Grace University; and the Bright Futures Foundation, in Omaha.

For more information about the CACG program, click here.