MDHEWD offers various funding opportunities for institutions of higher education throughout Missouri. This page will be updated as new opportunities become available and funding is distributed.


ARPA Grant Opportunities

The General Assembly has appropriated funding to MDHEWD for two new grant programs for higher education institutions: the Agriculture Innovation & Workforce Development Grant and the Private MoExcels Grant. The Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved funding recommendations during their meeting on December 7, 2022.


GEER Excels

GEER Excels is designed to fund projects that will allow public institutions to continue to provide educational services to students, support the on-going functionality of the institution, and drive progress toward recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19..


A workforce initiative designed to target state and regional workforce needs.



Information on how public higher education institutions can receive reimbursements on various programs and processes.