The Northern California Chapter of WESTOP is a network of educational equity personnel that support the purpose and objective of the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP). WESTOP is a regional network of members who promote and advocate access to educational opportunities on behalf of low-income, first-generation students, and those with disabilities.
NorCal Meeting: May 1, 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CSU, Chico
400 West First Street, Chico, CA. 95929
Kendall Hall - Room: 209
NorCal Representing - Capitol Hill 2014 (Click Link)
Government Relations Update
Planning for the summer? While arranging for graduation ceremonies, bridge programs, and other summer programming, don’t forget to invite your Member of Congress to visit your program! This is one of the most impactful – and easiest – ways to build support for TRIO in the legislature. COE has provided a brief information sheet to guide you through the process (including a sample invitation letter) - "Bring Your Member of Congress to Campus". COE staff is more than happy to provide you with contact information for your federal legislators, including their schedulers and local office contacts. Please contact Selene Ceja at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-347-7430 with questions or concerns. Thank you for your advocacy in support of TRIO students and programs!
Department of Education Update
The VUB APR opened on March 20. The deadline has been extended to April 27. For the complete details please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/triovub/report.html.
EOC Grant Competition
Talent Search Grant Competition
Federal TRIO Programs 2015 Low-Income Levels
SSS Grant Competition
Programs will be notified – both the first wave of programs and programs in the funding band – by August 10.