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The TRIO community is advocating for a $161 million increase for a total of $1.3 billion in TRIO funding for FY 2023. Please join the fight and urge all legislators to support this funding level as the final spending bill moves through final negotiations in Congress this fall.

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Help TRIO Serve 1 Million students in FY23

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Calling all alumni to fight for more funding for TRIO

Alumni Advocacy

Invite your Member of Congress to visit your TRIO program

In-Person Meeting Request

Help TRIO Serve 1 Million students in FY23

It is unlikely that Congress will agree on government funding before the end of the federal fiscal year in September. This allows additional time for our community to engage with their Members of Congress!

We will continue to advocate for the $161 million increase for TRIO included in the House bill. You will recall that the House Appropriations Committee passed an LHHS bill with a $161 million increase for TRIO in June. We must keep up the fight and continue with the same energy, specifically with Republican Senators, as a funding bill moves through final negotiations in Congress. Thank you for your advocacy. It is a testament to your hard work for TRIO students and programs.

Contact Congress Now

Alumni Advocacy

Calling all alumni to fight for more funding for TRIO!

Now is the time to reach out to your Members of Congress. The TRIO community is advocating for a $161 million increase of $1.3 billion in TRIO funding for FY 2023. (This is the amount passed by the House Appropriations Committee back in June.) Please join the fight and urge all legislators – particularly Senate Republicans – to support this funding level as the final spending bill moves through final negotiations in Congress this fall. Thank you for your advocacy. Your success as a TRIO alum is a testament to that TRIO works!

Contact Congress Now

In-Person Meeting Request

Enter your contact information and fill in the blanks for the sample invitation letter drafted at the link below.

Invite your Member of Congress to visit your TRIO program! Each month, Members of Congress travel between Washington, DC, and their home States and Districts to connect with local constituents. COE challenges all TRIO community members to host many local visits with your Representatives and Senators between now and the end of the appropriations cycle later this fall. While Members of Congress are traveling, it is an opportune time to demonstrate that TRIO works!

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Questions? Contact Director of Congressional Affairs Zach Farmer.

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