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The 2018-2020 Ford Driving Dreams Grants RFP is Now Open!

2018-2020 Ford Driving Dreams Grants RFP

The Ford Driving Dreams Grants program is awarding $20,000 seed grants to LULAC councils to address Latino graduation rates in their communities. We invite LULAC councils across the country and Puerto Rico to apply for this esteemed two year grant totaling $20,000. 2018 target areas including Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Puerto Rico, and Texas but all are welcomed to apply. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. MST, Thursday March 22nd, 2018.

To learn more about Ford Driving Dreams Grants Program click below.

High school graduation rates have been steadily rising in the last decade, thanks to several educational initiatives and investments promoting on-time graduation in the United States. In 2015, the Department of Education reported a record-breaking high school graduation rate of 83.2% among high school students. Despite significant improvements, Hispanic graduation rates (77%) still trail in comparison to Non-Hispanic Whites (89%), Asians (91%) and African American students (82%) which LULAC and Ford Motor Company Fund are addressing in a partnership.

To date, 66 LULAC councils in 60 cities across 27 state have developed effective high school dropout prevention programs in their respective communities. The Ford Driving Dreams Grants Program has funded over 60 programs, supported the education for more than 1,750 students and served as a convener and facilitator of the growth of LULAC councils.

To learn more about LULAC’s Ford Driving Dreams Grants programs, click on each cohort below!

2017 Ford Driving Dreams Grants Program Awardees
2016 Ford Driving Dreams Grants Program Awardees
2015 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education Grantees
2014 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education Grantees
2013 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education Grantees
2012 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education Grantees
2011 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education Grantees
2010 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education Grantees

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