H.R.954: GEAR UP for Success Act of 2019

Overview

The GEAR UP Program is a competitive grant program that helps low-income and historically underrepresented students achieve college and career readiness, improve high school graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment rates and raise awareness of post-secondary options among students and families. GEAR UP engages students early, accelerates their readiness through supplemental programs, and expands the capacity of schools to create “college-going” cultures. Nationally, GEAR UP outcomes have shown positive student gains for participating students. GEAR UP students graduate from high school at a higher rate than their peers – regardless of ethnicity or income – and attend college at a higher rate.

The GEAR UP for Success Act would give grant recipients increased flexibility to cater to local students’ needs, reduce administrative burdens, and ensure a more competitive and fair application process.

S. 303 is the Senate companion bill.

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Our Stance

Support

Priority

High

Bill Number

H.R.954

Date Introduced

February 04, 2019

Committee

House Education and Labor Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled

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