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Requests for Proposals


Emergency Assistance for Postsecondary Students

The Office of Higher Education administers the Emergency Assistance for Postsecondary Students (EAPS) Grant Program to foster postsecondary attendance and retention for low-income students by providing funding and resources to Minnesota colleges and universities with a demonstrable homeless population. Grant funds are intended to meet immediate student needs related to housing, food, and transportation that would otherwise prevent students from completing their term. We are now requesting proposals for fiscal year 2019; the 2018-2019 academic year.

Funding Source

The Minnesota Legislature established the EAPS Grant Program in May 2017. The 2017 Legislature provided $175,000 each year of the 2018-2019 biennium to support the grant program.


Minnesota postsecondary institutions with a demonstrable homeless student-population may apply for EAPS Grant funding.


  • Intent to Submit Form: June 15, 2018
  • Grant Proposal: June 29, 2018, 4:30pm.
Early submissions encouraged.

Emergency Assistance for Postsecondary Students Request for Proposals

Alternative Teacher Preparation Grant

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education provides grants to eligible alternative teacher preparation programs for the purpose of filling Minnesota's teacher shortage areas.

Funding Source

The grant program was established by the Minnesota Legislature during the 2017, 1st special session. The 2017 education omnibus bill provided $750,000 in the 2018 fiscal year for this grant program.


The program awards grants for establishing unit approval, expanding and establishing programs in shortage areas, to increase teachers of color, for professional development, or as a match for non state funds.


  • Intent to Submit Form: March 26, 2018
  • Grant Proposal: April 6, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Early submissions are encouraged.


If you have questions on the Alternative Teacher Preparation Grant, contact Nekey Oliver by email at or (651) 259-3964

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