The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently announced a number of new teacher program grant opportunities listed below.
During the 2019 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature designated the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing Standards Board (PELSB) as the administrator of the Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color (CUGMEC) Grant program, formerly known as the Collaborative Urban Educators (CUE) Grant.
Minnesota colleges and universities with PELSB-approved teacher preparation programs may apply for this grant. The application and additional materials listed below are available at https://mn.gov/pelsb/providers/grants.
- CUGMEC Request for Proposals
- CUGMEC Grant Application Template
- CUGMEC Grant Opportunity Frequently Asked Questions
Apply: Teacher preparation providers interested in submitting an application for CUGMEC grant funds must submit an Intent to Apply to Yelena Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org before August 1, 2019.
Due date: CUGMEC Grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on August 21, 2019.
Please contact Yelena Bailey at email@example.com with any questions.
MDE has funding available for grants under the Grow Your Own (GYO) program to support programs that will increase and diversify the teacher workforce in the state of Minnesota. Eligible organizations may apply for one or both of the following pathways:
- GYO Pathway 1 — Paraprofessional Pathways to Teacher Licensure
- GYO Pathway 2 — Expanded Grow Your Own Programs for Secondary Students
Note: You will apply for each pathway separately as each pathway will be judged and scored independently of one another. However, the total amount available to grant is $1,455,000 for both pathways. If you apply for each pathway, and are awarded for both pathways, grants will be awarded independently from one another, but the total amount awarded to a single applicant may not exceed the $500,000.
Application materials: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/DSE/MDE087103
Submit all required material to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 6, 2019 (no later than 3:30 p.m. Central Time).
If you have any questions about this grant, please contact program representative Tyler Livingston at email@example.com or 651-582-8427.
All questions must be submitted by August 28, 2019. Please check back after August 29, 2019, when MDE will publish a list of the questions and answers that were submitted to the program representative.
MDE makes this state funding available to Minnesota postsecondary institutions and school districts for joint grants that will assist American Indians in becoming teachers and to provide additional education for American Indian teachers.
Due date: August 30, 2019 (no later than 3:30 p.m. Central Time)
Application materials: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/DSE/MDE087140
Submit all required material to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about this grant, please only contact program representative Guthrie Capossela at email@example.com. MDE will publish a list of all the questions that we received after August 22, 2019.