Clatsop Community College received key funding that will allow the school to continue to serve low-income and first-generation students for the next five years.

The college announced Wednesday it had received a Talent Search $372,238 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Talent Search is one of the Federal TRIO Programs. The college has received federal funds for the outreach program for the past 30 years.

The program at the college serves more than 600 local sixth-through-12th grade students annually.

The program builds relationships with students and helps them succeed in school and start college with financial aid and scholarships, according to Jon Graves, the director of Talent Search at the college.