The Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2017, sponsored by U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis (D-7th/IL) in the U.S. House of Representatives and by U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) in the U.S. Senate, authorizes a new grant program in the Higher Education Act administered by the US Department of Education to provide $150 million a year in formula grants to states, tribes, and territories to: * Establish or expand transitions between K-12 and higher education for foster and homeless youth, including summer bridge programs, through statewide initiatives; and* Develop “institutions of excellence” committed to serving foster and homeless youth from entrance to completion via robust support services and by covering the remaining cost of attendance beyond federal and state grants.
The text of the Davis/Franken bill may be found here: http://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FY_003_xml.pdf
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