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Cities Building Bridges to Postsecondary Success

National League of Cities Institute

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Graduating High School College & Career Ready
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2015–April 30, 2016
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Cities can play an important role in helping families prepare financially for their children’s college education. Engaging more municipal leaders on these issues offers important opportunities to advance children’s savings accounts. This renewal grant will enable the National League of Cities Institute to work with a select group of municipal leaders to explore options for integrating financial strategies, including savings accounts, into broader efforts to promote college access and success. The overall goal of this project is to develop a strong new set of city-level examples that illustrate the potential of children’s savings accounts as a promising strategy to increase families’ financial preparedness for college. Located in Washington, D.C., the grantee is a research, education, and training affiliate of the National League of Cities.