COVID-19 Resources for TRIO Programs

The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) offers information and resources for TRIO participants and professionals looking for ways to meet current and emerging needs during this pandemic. Please contact Nicole Norfles at ( if you have any questions.

U.S. Department of Education Updates

Click here Document is available for download (.xls) to see the latest list of responses from COE and the U.S. Department of Education. We encourage you to continue submitting your requests for more information to COE.

Past COE Webinar Recordings and Materials

Partner Resources

This grid features vetted resources to help support TRIO programs, professionals and students in the following areas — 1) Basic needs, 2) Transportation, 3) Free curriculum, and 4) Communication modes.

Get resources here Document is available for download (.xls). This grid will be regularly updated as additional resources and information are vetted.

Mastery Prep

COE has partnered with MasteryPrep to provide free test preparation distance learning opportunities to all TRIO students. These are programs your students can start using immediately. Free professional learning opportunities will also become available soon. Check MasteryPrep's TRIO webpage for more details.


Comcast offers two months of free service to TRIO participants within its service area. Internet Essentials is designed to be a wrap-around solution to directly confront every barrier to digital adoption by offering affordable Internet, subsidized computers, and free digital literacy training to eligible low-income families. Interested households are asked to apply online. Please use the promo code TRIO2020. The first two months of this service will be free. Afterwards, the monthly rate will be $9.95. However, participants may cancel this service at any time. Submit your questions about signing up or using the service via e-mail. Be sure to identify your TRIO program in your communications.

No Better Time to Reinvent Your Program

We recognize the impacts of COVID-19 and understand the necessary steps institutions are taking to contain the virus will continue for many weeks, possibly even months. As a result there is NO BETTER TIME (NBT) for professionals to get guidance for continuing student services through this protracted time. Click here to register for a virtual academy today.