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College Readiness and Success Models 2023 (CRSM-2023)

Program Purpose

The 2023 College Readiness and Success Models Program is established to continue scaling effective strategies that promote systemic reforms, to improve student outcomes and provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff focused on improving advising, acceleration strategies and completion/transfers of underprepared students.

This Request for Applications (RFA) strives to address educational challenges and opportunities through four (4) components: 1) Implementation and scaling of continuous Improvement models; 2) strategic expansion of corequisite models to students assessed at diagnostic level 4; 3) multiple measures assessment placement model for college readiness (MMA); and 4) professional development for faculty with roles in delivering corequisites.

Program Authority

The statutory authority for the 2023 College Readiness and Completion Models is found in Texas Education Code § 61.0762(a)(5), Programs to Enhance Student Success and 87th Leg, SB1, GAA, Article III-46, Rider 31, Developmental Education.

Important Dates

Dates Application Steps
June 2023 RFA Published
July 10, 2023 Notice of Intent, 5:00 p.m. CT (Requested, but not required)
July 17, 2023 Last Day for RFA Inquiries, 5:00 p.m. CT
July 24, 2023 Application Deadline, 5:00 p.m. CT
August 7, 2023 Anticipated THECB Announcement of Grant Awards

Grant Awards

Twenty-four (24) applications were received from a diverse group of institutions. Through a competitive evaluation process and with current funding, almost $1,300,000 was awarded to 13 institutions.

Grantee Report Templates & Resources

Grant Process Information

Application Forms

  • FORM 1 – Cover Sheet
  • FORM 2 – Certification and Leadership Commitment
  • FORM 3 – Grant Application
  • FORM 4 – Proposed Budget


All inquiries and communications concerning this RFA should be directed to the Division for College Readiness and Success.


No contact shall be made with other THECB personnel regarding this RFA. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the disqualification of an Application.

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