State Initiative Letter
- State Initiative Funds Request Form
- State Initiative Report Form (PDF)
On behalf of the New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA)
board of directors, it is my pleasure to announce the availability of
funds for activities under the NEOA State Initiative. The NEOA board has again made substantial funds available to assist
states in launching to develop effective
strategies to influence state policy. These initiatives will position
TRIO and other educational opportunity programs for greater legislative
and fiscal support and increased recognition.
The focus for the competition is on initiatives that build relationships with members of Congress, and raise awareness of TRIO in new arenas. This is a critical year in which to make strategic use of these funds. Priority will be given to those proposals that make contributions in these areas.
NEOA identifies seven major State Initiative goals:
- To establish stronger relationships with state legislators, business
leaders, civic leaders and foundation executives,
- To establish local and statewide alumni associations,
- To build stronger state TRIO/EOP Associations,
- To directly impact state and local appropriations for higher education,
- To generate additional revenue sources for TRIO,
- To establish stronger relationships with similar organizations and
- To demonstrate to the public that TRIO programs are effective and solid investments.
The NEOA State Initiatives awards will be made to state associations
and individual projects in order to facilitate new or existing
state initiative activities. Individual projects should coordinate with
the state association, where possible, when proposing an activity. Funding levels will be determined by the needs of the project and the annual appropriation in the NEOA operating budget.
NEOA State Initiative grant funds will be awarded on a rolling basis beginning immediately through the NEOA operating year, as funds allow. Please submit grant
proposals as soon as possible, and no later than August 1, 2018 for summer activities.
For more information, please contact
Sarah Morrell, Chair, NEOA Advocacy/State Initiatives, at 508-678-2811
x2324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your involvement!
Chair, NEOA Advocacy/State Initiatives Committee
A few State Initiative activity ideas are listed below. We welcome
proposals for these and other activities, depending upon the scope of the proposed activity
and the availability of funds.
State Building Relationships
Student Financial Aid Directors
Civil Rights Groups
Alumni State Organization
Editorial Board Meetings
Web Site Development
Press Kits and Brochures
State Meetings at Your State Capitol
State Policy Seminars
Policy Briefs with State Leaders
Business Fundraising Partnerships
School Boards and School Districts