TBR (Tennessee Board of Regents) Access and Diversity (A&D) Initiative Grants

Amount: $33,200

With the dismissal of the Geier v. Tennessee lawsuit in September 2006, the Tennessee Board of Regents system began a new course of action to address issues related to access and diversity at its universities, community colleges and technology centers. The cornerstone of the new effort is a commitment to increasing the educational attainment level of all Tennessee citizens coupled with a strong belief in the value of diversity to the educational process. Accordingly, the TBR central office has established a pool of funds that provides grants to projects designed to attract and retain increasing numbers of students, faculty and staff who can contribute to and benefit from these new access and diversity initiatives.

Student Needs Project

Northeast State’s Student Needs Project (SNP) attempts to address non-academic, socioeconomic factors that impact student success and retention. These factors include housing, food security, transportation, parenting, and computer/Internet access. Grant funds provide mobile food pantry, gas certificates, and more.