Take Action Now

This Congress provides an opportunity to build relationships with Members of Congress. These officials are eager to meet with students, their families, and constituents during their first months in office. COE is challenging the TRIO community to host as many local visits with their Representatives and Senators as possible during the spring and summer recess periods!

Current Actions

Help TRIO Serve 1 Million students in FY25

Contact Congress Now

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 FY25

This year, we are asking Members of Congress to support robust funding for TRIO and an increase in TRIO funding of $68 Million in Fiscal Year 2025

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are working this spring to determine funding levels for the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Appropriations bill. We must continue to advocate, share our student and alumni success stories, and show Congress that TRIO works! Thank you for your advocacy. It is a testament to your hard work on behalf of TRIO students and programs.

Contact Congress Now

Alumni Advocacy

Calling all alumni to fight for more funding for TRIO!

Our TRIO programs are dedicated to ensuring low-income students served by the TRIO programs not only become the first in their families to attend college but contribute to our local communities. Please consider visiting a TRIO program in the near future. We would be more than happy to host you or a member of your staff during the next District Work Period.

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!

Request a Meeting

Latest News & Impact

Get in Touch

Questions? Contact Vice President, Public Policy, Diane Shust.

Support Us

If you are a student support services professional, thank you. You are an unsung hero for all the good that you do, and surely you know by now that COE has your back.



Through strategic collaborations, we work to strengthen quality, opportunity and access to education for all American students — the next generation of global leaders.

partner with us

Join Us

Join more than 1,000 colleges and community agencies committed to postsecondary opportunity for low-income, first-generation students, students with disabilities in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., the Pacific Islands, and Puerto Rico!

become a member