The Colorado Department of Higher Education Allocates an Additional $126k to Expand Highly Successful Single Stop Program
SINGLE STOP HAS ALREADY CONNECTED 2,000 COLORADO STUDENTS TO AN AVERAGE OF $14.5K IN SUPPORTS, RESULTING IN BETTER STUDENT PERSISTENCE AND SUCCESS
New York, NY—The Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) will expand the number of colleges utilizing Single Stop’s benefits screening and case management program by allocating an additional $126,000 to expand the program. The Colorado Department of Higher Education already supports eight colleges that implemented Single Stop’s technology on their campuses.
Since the initial partnership that began in 2021, Single Stop has screened more than 2,000 students for eligible benefits and supports valued at $29.4 million. Some of the public assistance programs included in the screening are Health First Colorado, Federal Pell Grant, and the Affordable Connectivity Program. Each student’s benefits eligibility averaged $14,500. Data from Metis Associates shows that first-time college students who use Single Stop services persisted 11% more than their matched peers across four consecutive semesters.
“Single Stop has worked closely with the Colorado Department of Higher Education in efforts to ensure every student is equipped with the resources and support to succeed in college—especially those in typically underrepresented populations,” said Martin Hanna, President, and CEO of Single Stop. “Today’s expansion will only help more students. We applaud the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s dedication to this equity initiative.”
This partnership results from Governor Polis’ expansion of the state’s Economic Mobility Program by authorizing CDHE to create partnerships with businesses using an online platform to assist students in accessing public benefits.
“Single Stop continues to be a powerful partner as we continue to work with our colleges and universities to promote student success beyond the classroom by providing students with basic needs such as food, housing, caretaking, and financial stability,” said Dr. Angie Paccione, Executive Director of CDHE. “Our goal is to intentionally remove structural barriers, providing all students with the specific support they need to succeed.”
CDHE allocated $126k of its grant from the Economic Mobility Program to help college learners access needed federal and state benefits through online platforms. Colorado’s collaboration with Single Stop is propelled by shared values of helping individuals address their basic needs for food, housing, and economic stability.
About Single Stop
A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, Single Stop’s mission is to equip others to build pathways to an economically sustainable future by leveraging partnerships and technology to connect people to valuable resources.
In FY2022, Single Stop has provided individuals and families with eligibility results for benefits and resources valued at $330 million, with each household connected to an average of $12,600 of needed supports. By combining their community networks and cutting-edge technology, Single Stop’s unique one-stop-shop model helps organizations provide their clients with centralized access to tools essential for building a pathway to a sustainable future.
Single Stop is a company of The Fedcap Group. Since 1935, The Fedcap Group has developed scalable, innovative, and potentially disruptive solutions to some of society’s most pressing needs. The Fedcap serves over 250,000+ people each year across an international footprint. The work of The Fedcap Group is structured within four major areas of practice—workforce development, educational services, health services, and economic development— and delivered through a growing number of top-tier companies—each focused on helping people achieve long-term economic well-being.
About the Colorado Department of Higher Education
Working with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the Department supports students, advocates, and develops policies to maximize higher education opportunities for all. The Department believes every Coloradan should have an education beyond high school to pursue their dreams and improve our communities. Read the strategic plan Colorado Rises.