Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Central Virginia Community College, Lynchburg, Va.

Central Virginia Community College will develop plans to use $1.9 million in grant monies from the U.S. Department of Education to boost services for students with academic and financial challenges.

“This money will enable us to make improvements to existing areas and also help fund some new initiatives that will benefit the onboarding and retention of students who need our help the most,” said CVCC president, Dr. John Capps.

CVCC will use the Title III, Part A, Strengthening Institutions Grant to increase tutoring, enrollment help, and interventions for at-risk students.

Since CVCC is the only public institution of higher-education located in the Lynchburg area, it serves an ever-increasing number of first year students who are often academically challenged for college work.

CVCC also is believed to be the only Virginia community college to be receiving a Title III grant at the present time.

The grant period began on October 1, 2018, and will continue for five years.

Read CVCC’s news release here.

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Jim Babb

Jim Babb works for Virginia's Community Colleges in the Office of Strategic Communications.

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