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Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program


 

The Office of Higher Education administers the Concurrent Enrollment Grant Program for development of new concurrent enrollment courses and expansion of existing concurrent programs. Concurrent enrollment courses are college courses taught in high school by qualified high school teachers during the regular school day and offered through a partnership between a high school and a college or university.

Funding Sources

The grant program was established by the 2015 Minnesota Legislature. The 2019 higher education omnibus bill provided $225,000 each year of the 2020-2021 biennium to support development of new concurrent enrollment courses in career and technical education and $115,000 each year of the 2020-2021 biennium for the expansion of existing concurrent enrollment programs by a postsecondary institution currently offering a concurrent enrollment course.

Criteria

The program awards grants to postsecondary institutions in Minnesota that are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission or the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Programs (NACEP) or working toward NACEP accreditation.

Fiscal Year 2020 Grant Recipients

Fiscal Year 2020 funded projects are:

Career and Technical Education Course Development

  • Century College, $40,214, "Information Technology Career Pathways: Community School of Excellence"
  • Century College, $48,085, “Building Concurrent Enrollment in Manufacturing Pathways”

Program Expansion

  • Minnesota State College Southeast, $13,608, “Expanding Concurrent Enrollment at Red Wing High School to Meet the Needs of the Winger Flight Paths Program”
  • Minnesota State College Southeast, $13,743, “Developing Concurrent Enrollment at Caledonia High School to Meet the Needs of the PN in the High School Program”

Fiscal Year 2019 Grant Recipients

Fiscal Year 2019 currently funded projects are:

Career and Technical Education Course Development

  • Mesabi Range College, $109,482, "Growing Tomorrows Teachers: A Garden of Opportunity"
  • Pine Technical and Community College, $21,600, "Developing the PTCC Business Academy for Interactive Television (ITV)"
  • Pine Technical and Community College, $27,000, "Developing the PTCC Manufacturing Academy for High School Classrooms & Interactive Television (ITV)"
  • Anoka Technical College, $24,640, "Concurrent Enrollment Automotive Courses at STEP"
  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, $41,918, "Growing Agriculture: Offering Agricultural Pathway Courses in Southwest Minnesota"

Program Expansion

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, $32,054, "Building a Teacher Pipeline: Offering Additional Education Pathway Courses at Worthington High School"
  • Southwest Minnesota State University, $29,137, "SMSU Concurrent Enrollment Expansion"
  • Minnesota State Southeast, $16,157, "Expanding Concurrent Enrollment Courses at Winona High School to Meet the Needs of the REACH Health and Human Service Program"

The Fiscal year 2020 report to the Minnesota Legislature is now available.