Leveraging State and Local Relief Funds to Increase College Completion Rates

TICAS, SHEEO, and Results for America invite you to join a virtual event on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 3:00 – 3:45 pm ET. The event will highlight state efforts to use federal relief funds to increase college completion rates.

States are in the process of determining how to use the $350 billion in federal relief funds granted last year, which must be allocated by 2024 and spent by 2026. Some are using it to tackle the urgent problem of the college completion crisis. While high school graduation rates have soared to historic highs over the last two decades, growth in the college graduation rate has been much more tepid, and large racial gaps persist. The pandemic further exacerbated this problem with recent college enrollment rates falling farther than at any point in 50 years. This event will highlight states and localities that are investing in proven programs aimed at increasing college persistence, graduation and lifetime earnings and offer a roadmap for other states and localities that are in the midst of deciding how to spend their relief fund.

Below is a social media toolkit to help elevate TICAS, SHEEO, and Result for America’s virtual event, Leveraging State and Local Relief Funds to Increase College Completion Rates. This media kit includes graphic/video templates and sample posts. Please use #CollegeCompletion in all posts – whether you choose to use the sample posts or create your own.

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  • States are deciding how to use funds via the #AmericanRescuePlan. It’s crucial they focus on investments that will have a lasting, transformative impact. @TICAS_org @Arnold_Ventures @SHEEOed & @Results4America will discuss this on 3/31: bit.ly/3CrAcEV #CollegeCompletion


  • WEBINAR: Join @TICAS_org, @Arnold_Ventures, @SHEEOed, & @Results4America on March 31 for a conversation on how states and localities can jumpstart #CollegeCompletion rates through a one-time federal relief fund. Register here: bit.ly/3CrAcEV


  • States can play a key role in scaling and supporting #CollegeCompletion programs. Join @TICAS_org, @Arnold_Ventures, @SHEEOed, & @Results4America on March 31 to learn more: bit.ly/3CrAcEV