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Requests 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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