Strong Start To Finish

Information on Grants, Sites and Plans to Grow

Strong Start to Finish (SSTF) has Scaling Sites across the U.S., including in Arkansas, California, Georgia, New York and Ohio, with plans to expand to additional sites when and where appropriate. In addition, several small grants of support were issued during our initial call for applications. These include sites in California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.


Grants Given

In February 2018, SSTF awarded three-year grants totaling $8.525 million to higher education systems committed to getting students onto successful pathways to college completion. These grants offer direct support to address attainment gaps for historically-underserved populations.  

"Ultimately, these grants are an accelerant," says Christopher Mullin, director of SSTF. "Change in the field is already happening; the point is to 'fan the flame' to more quickly achieve system equity and a balance between student needs and operating realities in colleges nationwide."