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Requests for Proposals


Request for Proposals

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is currently seeking proposals to fund concurrent enrollment program expansion and the development of new concurrent enrollment programs in fiscal year 2019. The two funding options are described below:

Option #1, New CTE Concurrent Enrollment Courses: A total of $225,000 is available for fiscal year (FY) 2019. These funds will support grants to Minnesota postsecondary institutions to develop new concurrent enrollment courses under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 10, ( that satisfy the elective standard for career and technical education. The courses may not be developmental (remedial) courses or any other course that is not college level.

Option #2, Concurrent Enrollment Course Expansion: A total of $115,000 is available for FY 2019. These funds will allow Minnesota postsecondary institutions to expand their concurrent enrollment offerings into new high schools/districts, offer additional courses in high schools that they partner with, and/or offer additional sections of a course that they currently sponsor in a high school. Preference will be given to expanding programs that are at capacity.

Projects for fiscal year 2019 will be funded from December 2018 (or upon contract execution) through June 30, 2019 with a one-year no cost extension. The timeline for proposals, awards, and funded projects are as follows:

August 6, 2018

Request for Proposals available to applicants

September 6, 2018

Technical Assistance Webinar for interested applicants

September 14, 2018

Deadline for receipt of Intent to Submit forms

October 12, 2018 (4:30 p.m.)

Deadline for receipt of proposal

November 30, 2018

Notification of recommended grant awards

If you are interested in joining the technical assistance webinar for interested applicants, please email Kelly Gibson ( to register.

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