Background

The Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved a FY 2020 Budget Request of $55.8 million for workforce initiatives designed to target state and regional workforce needs. MoExcels funding will facilitate development and expansion of employer-driven education and training programs and initiatives to substantially increase educational attainment.

 

FY2021

Public colleges and universities were asked to submit proposals for funding to facilitate development and expansion of employer-driven education and training programs. Final proposals are due by Aug. 1, 2019. Questions and submissions can be sent to Allyssa.Miget@ded.mo.gov.

 

Application materials:

 

FY2020

Thirty-nine proposals were submitted, requesting a total of $74.8 million. Scoring of RFPs was completed by MDHE staff and reviewed by members of the Hawthorn Foundation, the Commissioner of Higher Education, and the Department of Economic Development Director. Proposals requesting funds for unallowable activities, as outlined in the RFP, were removed from consideration if those costs were more than 75 percent of the requested amount and a waiver had not been received in advance. The remaining proposals were ranked based on need, ability to quickly meet the demand, population served, and strength of proposal.

Governor Parson recommended 18 projects at $16.3 million.

 

Click here to view the FY2020 RFP, Budget Template, Scoring Rubric, and Proposal Summaries.

Download the handout.

 

The proposals, in order of rank as recommended are:

 

Rank
 Institution  Proposal Title
State Request
1
Ozarks Technical Community
College
Center for Advanced Manufacturing
$5,000,000
2
St. Louis Community College Talent Pipeline: Nursing and IT
$2,118,273
3
Missouri State University Ozark Region Nursing Collaboration
$3,275,000
4
Moberly Area Community College Mechatronics Center of Excellence
$984,900
5
State Fair Community College Health Sciences Center for Excellence
$454,532
6
University of Central Missouri Information Technology Expansion
$710,000
7
Truman State University Data Science
$169,256
8
Crowder College Advanced Training and Technology Center
Program Expansion
$17,500
9
Moberly Area Community College Truck Driving Program
$400,000
10
Truman State University Behavioral Health and Counseling
$101,935
11
Harris-Stowe State University Teacher Certification
$85,800
12
North Central Missouri College Leading Edge: Ag & Manufacturing
$350,000
13
State Technical College of Missouri Infrastructure Technician Education
$3,000,000
14
Lincoln University LPN-BSN Bridge Program
$112,350
15
Missouri Western State University Center of Excellence in Applied Health Care
Learning
$587,099
16
Missouri Southern State University Environmental Health and Safety Curriculum
$188,428
17
Northwest Missouri State University Next Generation Ag
$171,500
18
St. Charles Community College Center of Excellence for Healthy Living
$1,580,000
19
Southeast Missouri State University Cybersecurity
$4,694,300
20
University of Missouri Online for Adults
$20,000,000
21
Metropolitan Community College Advanced Manufacturing Institute
$8,350,000
22
Northwest Missouri State University Online BSN
$10,112
23
Northwest Missouri State University Emergency Managers and Responders
$85,000
24
Missouri Southern State University Graduate Certificate in Healthcare
Informatics
$202,559
25
Southeast Missouri State University Health
$243,166
26
Northwest Missouri State University Swine Production
$560,000