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$64.11 million
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87  Grants awarded for  $64,112,000
GranteeProjectDate AmountLocationProgram
Mississippi Humanities Council, Inc.Future of Higher Learning in Prison - Phase II12/08/22$1,131,000Jackson, MS, United StatesHigher Learning
University of RochesterRochester Education Justice Initiative (REJI) - Phase II12/08/22$1,000,000Rochester, NY, United StatesHigher Learning
Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP)12/08/22$1,000,000Evanston, IL, United StatesHigher Learning
University of Texas at AustinPido la palabra: A Texas Prison Literature Project for Social Justice and the Literary Imagination 12/08/22$500,000Austin, TX, United StatesHigher Learning
National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.Forced Labor Memorial at Bellwood Quarry 06/08/22$1,341,000Atlanta, GA, United StatesOther
Minnesota Department of CorrectionsHigher Education in Prison State-wide Project06/08/22$1,500,000St. Paul, MN, United StatesHigher Learning
Johns Hopkins UniversityPrison Witness Collective06/08/22$2,336,000Baltimore, MD, United StatesOther
Community PartnersAlliance for Higher Education in Prison (AHEP)03/22/22$100,000Los Angeles, CA, United StatesHigher Learning
Marymount Manhattan CollegeBedford/Taconic Prison Programs03/11/22$800,000New York, NY, United StatesHigher Learning
Auburn UniversityAlabama Prison Arts + Education Project Phase II03/11/22$1,300,000Auburn, AL, United StatesHigher Learning
Wesleyan UniversityCenter for Prison Education12/10/21$1,000,000Middletown, CT, United StatesHigher Learning
California State University, Los AngelesPrison Education and Graduation Initiative12/10/21$1,000,000Los Angeles, CA, United StatesHigher Learning
Mount Tamalpais CollegeCollege Program at San Quentin - Phase III12/10/21$1,000,000San Quentin, CA, United StatesHigher Learning
San Francisco Public Library Expanding Information Access for Incarcerated People12/10/21$2,000,000San Francisco , CA, United StatesPublic Knowledge
Bard CollegeBard Prison Initiative (BPI)12/10/21$4,850,000Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, United StatesHigher Learning
Cornell UniversityPrison Education Program - Phase III12/10/21$1,700,000Ithaca, NY, United StatesHigher Learning
Prison Communities International, Inc.Rehabilitation Through the Arts10/29/21$150,000Purchase, NY, United StatesArts and Culture
Bard CollegeBard Prison Initiative (BPI)10/04/21$150,000Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, United StatesHigher Learning
Ithaka Harbors, Inc.Scaling Access to JSTOR for Incarcerated Students 09/13/21$1,500,000New York, NY, United StatesOther
University of California at Santa CruzVisualizing Abolition09/13/21$1,977,000Santa Cruz, CA, United StatesHigher Learning
PEN American Center, Inc.Prison and Justice Writing Program09/13/21$1,500,000New York, NY, United StatesOther
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at NewarkNJ-STEP - Phase II09/13/21$1,500,000Newark, NJ, United StatesHigher Learning
Ithaka Harbors, Inc.Expanding Public Access and Engagement with Prison Newspapers 03/12/21$500,000New York, NY, United StatesPublic Knowledge
University of New HavenUniversity of New Haven/Yale Prison Education Initiative Degree Granting Partnership03/12/21$1,500,000West Haven, CT, United StatesHigher Learning
Marquette UniversityFuture of Higher Learning in Prison (Program Support)12/11/20$745,000Milwaukee, WI, United StatesHigher Learning
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