Background

MoExcels funding facilitates development and expansion of employer-driven education and training programs and initiatives to substantially increase educational attainment. Funding recommended through MoExcels is available for a single fiscal year. If full funding of a project requires a multi-year phase in, each year's funding should stand on its own in the event that funds are not appropriated in subsequent years. A core funding increase may be requested after the third year in which a funded project achieves its performance goals.

 

MDHEWD will continue to work with partners and colleges on workforce needs through other opportunities as they become available, either through various non-profits, philanthropy, or federal grants.

 

FY 2023

Public colleges and universities were asked to submit proposals for funding in FY 2023 to facilitate development and expansion of employer-driven education and training programs and career opportunities for populations historically underserved by higher education. Twenty-six proposals were submitted, requesting a total of $50.8 million. Scoring of proposals was completed by the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development staff and reviewed by members of the Coordinating Board and the Commissioner of Higher Education. The following list shows the proposals ranked in order by recommendation.

 

Click here to view the FY 2023 Scoring Rubric, Request for Proposals, Recommendations, and Proposal Summaries.

 

Download the handout (COMING SOON!).

 

Questions can be sent to Reimbursements@dhewd.mo.gov.

 

MoExcels FY 2023 Proposals:

 

Institution  Proposal Title
Amount
State Fair Community College * Manufacturing Programs
$2,418,705
Metropolitan Community College * Advanced Manufacturing Institute

$3,007,496

Missouri University of Science & Technology Re-engineering Missouri's STEM Workforce

$815, 000

University of Missouri - Columbia Advancing Adult Learning Paths to Enhanced Credentials

$1,000,000

Crowder College Technical Education Improvement & Expansion

$905,400

St. Louis Community College Driving St. Louis Transportation Jobs
$447,064
University of Missouri - St. Louis Geospatial Curricular and Workforce Development
$49,000
University of Missouri - Kansas City Student Career Pathways

$1,536,000

Northwest Missouri State University Systems Management for Manufacturing and Agribusiness
$763,211
Truman State University Data Science Pathway

$365,950

Jefferson College CIS Data Center
$90,252.78
St. Charles Community College Technology & Logistics Regional Center of Excellence - Phase II
$2,310,000
Missouri State University Advanced Composite Materials Workforce Training Initiative
$2,550,000
Mineral Area College Center for Excellence in Career and Technical Education
$5,000,000
Missouri State University - West Plains Hospital Simulation Training Lab
$1,250,000
Metropolitan Community College Enhancements to MCC Commercial Driver's License Driving Course
$2,370,000
University of Missouri - St. Louis Industrial Engineering B.S. Degree
$1,093,000
Lincoln University Emergency Response & Cybersecurity Initiative
$1,000,000
North Central Missouri College Savannah Campus Completion
$3,000,000
Missouri Southern State University Center for Digital Media and Virtual Production

$767,732.18

Northwest Missouri State University Cybersecurity Future

$757,250

University of Central Missouri Arts Certification for Economic Impact and Development
$1,299,000
Missouri Western State University & North Central Missouri College Convergent Technology Alliance Center
$9,228,445
Ozarks Technical Community College Table Rock Campus Career Technical Center
$2,750,000
State Technical College of Missouri Automotive Technology Expansion
$1,600,000
Three Rivers College Diesel Program Project
$983,500

 

*Continued funding from FY 2022 proposals

 

FY 2021 & FY 2022

Public colleges and universities were asked to submit proposals for funding to facilitate development and expansion of employer-driven education and training programs for funding in FY 2021. Twenty-eight proposals were submitted, requesting a total of $37.8 million. Scoring of proposals was completed by the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development staff and reviewed by members of the Coordinating Board and the Commissioner of Higher Education. The following list shows the proposals ranked in order by recommendation.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, proposed FY 2021 MoExcels funding by the Governor was not appropriated. However, the 17 proposals totaling $21.8 million recommended for funding in the FY 2021 budget are recommended by the Governor for funding in FY 2022.

 

Click here to view the FY 2021 Scoring Rubric, Request for Proposals, Recommendations, and Proposal Summaries.

 

Download the handout.

 

Questions can be sent to Reimbursements@dhewd.mo.gov.

 

Institution  Proposal Title
Amount
Ozarks Technical Community
College*
Center for Advanced Manufacturing
$2,500,000
Harris-Stowe State University* Teacher Certification
$83,903
University of Central Missouri Health Care Programs
$405,000
Missouri Southern State University Autism Support
$231,945
State Fair Community College Manufacturing Programs
$2,401,705
University of Missouri-St. Louis Nursing Program
$1,500,000
Missouri State University Cybersecurity
$1,795,600
Jefferson College Veterinary Technology Renovations
$110,000
Truman State University Applied Behavior Analysis
$40,000
St. Charles Community College Manufacturing and Logistics Training Facility
$2,200,000
Mineral Area College Center for Excellence in Career & Technical Education
$624,500
Metropolitan Community College** Advanced Manufacturing Institute
$3,007,496
University of Missouri - Columbia Clinical Service Engineering
$2,566,684
Moberly Area Community College Nursing in Columbia & Hannibal
$210,000
Missouri University of Science & Technology Teacher Prep
$380,766
University of Missouri System Faculty Development
$1,812,477
Southeast Missouri State University* Cybersecurity Expansion
$1,961,308

*Future request for additional funding in fiscal year 2023.

**Future request for additional funding in fiscal years 2023 and 2024.

 

FY 2020

Thirty-nine proposals were submitted, requesting a total of $74.8 million. The Coordinating Board approved an FY 2020 budget request of $55.8 million. Governor Parson recommended 18 projects at $16.3 million. The General Assembly appropriated $18.9 million as line items to 19 projects as indicated below.

 

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

 

Download the handout.

 

MoExcels FY 2020 Funded Proposals:

 

Institution  Proposal Title
Amount
Ozarks Technical Community
College
Center for Advanced Manufacturing
$4,750,000
St. Louis Community College Talent Pipeline: Nursing and IT
$2,012,359
Missouri State University Ozark Region Nursing Collaboration
$3,111,250
Moberly Area Community College Mechatronics Center of Excellence
$935,655
State Fair Community College Health Sciences Center for Excellence
$454,532
University of Central Missouri Information Technology Expansion
$674,500
Truman State University Data Science
$169,256
Crowder College Advanced Training and Technology Center Program Expansion
$17,500
Moberly Area Community College Truck Driving Program
$400,000
Truman State University Behavioral Health and Counseling
$101,935
Harris-Stowe State University Teacher Certification
$85,800
North Central Missouri College Leading Edge: Ag & Manufacturing
$350,000
State Technical College of Missouri Infrastructure Technician Education
$2,000,000
Lincoln University LPN-BSN Bridge Program
$112,350
Missouri Western State University Center of Excellence in Applied Health Care Learning
$557,744
Missouri Southern State University Environmental Health and Safety Curriculum and Workforce Development
$188,428
Northwest Missouri State University Next Generation Ag
$171,500
St. Charles Community College Center of Excellence for Healthy Living
$1,580,000
Southeast Missouri State University Health
$243,166