In 2021, PCC awarded 19 Catalyst Grants ($12,000 each) to ILEA institutions. These grants were designed to assist in the implementation of an ILEA Equity Plan strategy for the 2020-2021 academic year. To apply for the grant, institutions had to have a completed a public-facing ILEA Equity Plan and be current with their data submissions for the Postsecondary Data Partnership.
Partners from College of DuPage, Richard J. Daley College, and Blackburn College will present on their respective programs and projects supported by a Catalyst Grant. These institutions will share details about their wide range of efforts including supplemental instruction, equity-centered professional development, and equity-centered programming.