Applying for a Grant

Click here to view 2017 Community Grants Program Request-for-Proposal

The LOI will be avialable on September 1, 2017. To be eligible for College Spark funding, applicant organizations must be one of the following:

  • Organized and operated for purposes described in IRC Section 501(c)(3);
  • A university, college, school or other institution described in IRC Section 170(c)(1);
  • A Public agency, unit of government, tribal government, or tribal program under IRC Section 7871

LOIs may be submitted by eligible organizations with a staffed and physical presence in Washington that can demonstrate successful experience in reaching and serving low-income students.  Students are considered low-income if they are eligible for Pell Grants or Washington State Need Grants, or from families eligible for one of the following public assistance programs: Food Stamps, Free and Reduced Price Lunch, or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.

A select number of LOI respondents are invited to submit a full application.  However, a request for a full application does not guarantee funding.

College Spark encourages projects that take an innovative approach to meeting the needs of students in our target population.

Organizations invited to submit a full application will be asked to complete a Grant Narrative Form as part of their application.  Links to the forms are included below for your reference.  

Narrative Forms:

Planning Grant Requests

Program Improvement Grant Requests

Research or Evaluation Grant Requests

Please contact Rachel Clements,, if you have questions.