Graduates Ready to Attain Success in Postsecondary (GRASP) Program

About GRASP              

Graduates ready to Attain Success

The Graduates Ready to Attain Success in Postsecondary (GRASP) Program Grant aims to support selected Georgia high schools as they work to increase student success in achieving high school graduation, completing postsecondary programs, and productively participating in the workforce. 

Operated by GOSA, the GRASP grants provide selected high schools with funding for one additional counselor to support a specific and limited caseload of at-risk students in achieving academic, personal/social, and career development success. Allowable grant expenditures include salary, benefits, and travel expenses to required training for the additional counselor. Depending on personnel selection, grant funds may not be adequate to cover 100% of the salary and benefits. Grant amounts range between $110,000 and $125,000 each. 

GRASP counselor duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • conducting in-depth student analyses to understand the population needs and establish an appropriate caseload;
  • providing supportive one-on-one student collaboration to create individually tailored plans and programs of study for each student on his or her caseload;
  • establishing a comprehensive team to provide student support for each student on his or her caseload; and
  • engaging his or her caseload students in discovering, examining, and exploring postsecondary options and possibilities.

Currently, GRASP is a two year grant program, with two participating cohorts of counselors and students. The first cohort (Cohort 1) includes eight schools, in six districts throughout Georgia. Cohort 1 began in School Year 2018-19, and is set to close out at the end of School Year 2019-20. The second cohort (Cohort 2) includes ten additional schools, in four other districts. Cohort 2 began in School Year 2019-20, and is set to close out at the end of School year 2020-21.

Current grant opportunities are closed at the present time; please continue to check back for new grant opportunities.

Current Awardees


GRASP cohort 1y2

Cohort 1

Bibb County
Southwest High School

Dooly County
Dooly County High School

Fulton County
Banneker High School
Tri-Cities High School

Richmond County
Butler High School
Josey High School

Talbot County
Talbot Central High School

Twiggs County
Twiggs County High School

Cohort 2

Atlanta Public Schools
Douglass High School

Clayton County
Forest Park High School
North Clayton High School

Cobb County
Osborne High School

DeKalb County
Clarkston High School
McNair High School
Stone Mountain High School
Towers High School

Gwinnett County
Berkmar High School

Richmond County
Performance Learning Center