COLLEGE PREPARATION INTERVENTION PROGRAM (CPIP)
Purpose: The College Preparation Intervention Program (CPIP) is a State grant program which supports Maryland’s college access and completion goals as defined in the State’s 2017-2021 State Plan for Postsecondary Education, and the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013. CPIP funding provides financial support and fosters collaboration between Maryland’s high need local education agencies (LEA) and its higher education institutions to raise the level of academic preparedness of economically and environmentally disadvantaged students to enable them to attend, persist, and succeed in college.
Authorization: Annotated Code of Maryland, Education Article, Subtitle 7. College Preparation Intervention Program, §§ 11-701 through 11-705.
Support to GEAR UP: 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, requests 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.
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: May 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021
Application Due Date: March 6, 2020, at 4:00 PM (electronic and paper submission)
Send application to:
Kendall E. Cook, GEAR UP/CPIP Coordinator
Office of Outreach and Grants Management
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
6 North Liberty Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3300
Toll Free: (800) 974-0203 (If calling outside of the Baltimore City area)