The Evergreen State College Upward Bound TRIO program has been funded by the U.S Department of Education since 1977. The Evergreen State College's Upward Bound – Tacoma program is currently funded to support Tacoma students from 2012 – 2017. In 2012, the program received notice of funding of approximately $446,000 per year for five years, totaling $2.23 million. These funds are utilized to aid and support 105 students at Lincoln, Foss, and Mt. Tahoma High Schools in the Tacoma Public Schools.