Request for Proposals Available for Concurrent Enrollment Course Development and Program Expansion.
On May 31, 2017, Governor Mark Dayton signed a higher education bill which adds an additional $210 million investment into need-based aid for students, institutional support, and funding for programs that support student access and success. A part of this funding will be used to support the Minnesota Office of Higher Educations Concurrent Enrollment Course Development and Program Expansion competitive grants for fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education will grant out $225,000 for each year of the biennium to support the development of new concurrent enrollment courses that satisfy the elective standard for career and technical education.
In addition to grants that will support new course development, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education will grant out $115,000 for each year of the biennium to support grants to postsecondary institutions currently sponsoring a concurrent enrollment course who are interested in expanding their existing programs. Preference will be given to concurrent enrollment programs that are currently at capacity.
Eligible grant applications for both Course Development and Program Expansion must be Minnesota postsecondary institutions accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. Grant applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of stakeholders, who will make award recommendations to the Office of Higher Education. FY 2018 projects will be funded through June 30, 2018. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6.
A technical assistance session for interested parties will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. A call-in option will be made available. If you are interested in attending this session in person or by phone, please contact Kelly Gibson, Kelly.Gibson@state.mn.us or (651) 259-3906.
For questions about the Minnesota Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program, contact Alaina DeSalvo, Competitive Grants Administrator at Alaina.DeSalvo@state.mn.us or (651) 259-3988.