Iowa College Aid recently awarded $97,850 to two partnerships that address barriers to college enrollment through the Local College Access Network grant program. The Story County CAN will receive $47,850, and the OPT-in CAN for System Involved Youth (for youths formerly in foster care) will receive $50,000. The awards bring the current total of Local College Access Network programs in Iowa to 13. Each LCAN hires a coordinator and forms a leadership team that draws from multiple sectors of the community. The team identifies barriers to college access, as well as local assets and resources, and develops goals specific to that community. To date, Iowa College Aid has awarded a total of $1,605,812 in LCAN grants.