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As you know, this year the TRIO community requests a $170 million funding increase for FY 2023 (the program year 2023-24) to allow TRIO to serve 1 million students. Make plans this summer to host a congressional TRIO visit.

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The COVID-19 crisis has hit TRIO students and families especially hard. While classrooms at all levels of the education pipeline have shuttered their doors for this semester, many low-income students do not have access to broadband internet or the technological tools (laptops, tablets, etc.) to continue coursework or receive support services online. Many students are dropping out in order to help their families meet their most immediate needs for survival.

Not sure of your congressional district or who your member is? This service will assist you by matching your ZIP code to your congressional district, with links to your member’s website and contact page.


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Questions? Contact Director of Congressional Affairs Zach Farmer.


Vice President, Public Policy

Zach Farmer

Director, Congressional Affairs
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The Congressional TRIO Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of Congress supportive of the Federal TRIO Programs and higher education access for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students.

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