Extending the Dream Grant is a fund that enables members of SACAC to establish and pay for special projects in their communities.  The Extending the Dream Grant is awarded annually and serves college-bound students.  Many recipients of the grant have served as advocates for creating pathways to college by pushing the limits on college access and increasing awareness about the college search process.  The ultimate goal is to make the dream of attending college a reality.

Timeline below for ETD Professional grants:

Application available early March 2022
Application deadline early April 2022
Interview (Invitation only) mid -late April 2022
Notification to all applicants late April 2022
Reimbursement Paperwork Due 30 days after PD event

Award Process

Grants typically range from $500 to $3700.  The Extending the Dream Grant committee will contact all candidates and recipients. NOTE: ETD is a reimbursement grant. You are required to submit original receipts and ETD reimbursement form within 30 days of your event.

Award Examples

  • College tours
  • College counseling seminars
  • Campus retreat
  • College counseling supplies

Curious about the difference between Extend the Dream Scholarship (for students) and Extending the Dream Professional Grant (for professionals)? Click here to learn more.

For questions, please contact the Extending the Dream Grants Committee at: etdgrants@sacac.org.


Extending the Dream Chair

Kierstan Dufour