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College Preparation Intervention Program

The College Preparation Intervention Program (CPIP) is a State grant program which supports Maryland’s college access and completion goals as defined in Maryland Ready, the State’s 2013-2017 State Plan for Postsecondary Education and the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013. CPIP, a state funded grant, provides financial support for institutions of higher education (IHE) to partner with high need local education agencies (LEA) to develop and implement successful strategies that help low income and underrepresented students complete high school and enroll in college.

This annual competitive grant program supports the federally funded Maryland Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) as the state matching fund. CPIP, an early intervention program, request that higher education institutions form partnerships with at least one high need local education agency. Additional LEAs, community organizations and businesses may be included as partners to provide program interventions that encourage young people--especially students from low income communities--to aim higher, study harder, and take the courses required for college admission and success. CPIP funded activities are intended to improve the college and career readiness of Maryland's K-12 students. Examples of fundable activities include but are not limited to: academic enrichment or remedial mini-courses for middle school students held at college campuses, career exploration research with follow-up activities on campus, professional development for teachers, financial aid workshops for students and parents, and tutoring by college students in subjects such as reading, math, and science.

Please review the FY 2015 RFP entirely.  There are several NEW changes this year!

Eligibility: An accredited Maryland public or independent two- or four-year institution of higher education.  Partnerships between a lead higher education institution and a non-profit organization are welcome.

Project Period: June 12, 2015 – June 30, 2016    

Proposal Due Date:   April 27, 2015

Send proposal to:
Andrenette Mack Augins
Outreach and Grants Management 
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Technical Assistance PowerPoint (3.09.2015) (PPT) Technical Assistance PowerPoint (3.09.2015) (PDF)
Appendix A Maryland LEA School Sites (DOC) Appendix A Maryland LEA School Sites (PDF)

Appendix B Content Standards (DOC)

Appendix B Content Standards (PDF)
Appendix C Proposal Forms (DOC) Appendix C Proposal Forms (PDF)
Appendix D Report Forms (DOC) Appendix D Report Forms (PDF)
FY 15 Technical Assistance Meeting (PPT)  


Amended Budget Form (XLS)
Amended Budget Form (DOC)
Project Amendment Request Form (DOC)
Project Amendment Request Form (PDF)

Data: Enrollment and Demographics (DOC)
Interim & Final

Data: Enrollment and Demographics(PDF)
Interim & Final

Data: Student Outcomes (DOC)
Interim & Final

Data: Student Outcomes  (PDF)
Interim & Final

Interim Report Form (DOC)
Interim Report Form (PDF)

Interim Budget Summary (DOC)
Interim Budget Summary (XLS)
                             Final Report Budget Summary (DOC) Final Report Budget Summary (XLS)


                    FY 2013

CPIP FY 2013 Abstracts (DOC)CPIP FY 2013 Abstracts (PDF)

                    FY 2014

CPIP FY 2014 Abstracts (DOC)
CPIP FY 2014 Abstracts (PDF)

                      FY 2015

CPIP FY 2015 Abstracts (DOC)
CPIP FY 2015 Abstracts (PDF)

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