The MoExcels initiative has supported nearly $18 million in workforce initiative projects to support local workforce training needs in FY 2020. These projects are on track to serve Missourians throughout the state.

 

MDHEWD submitted a request for another $18 million to support recommended projects in FY 2021. However, due to COVID-19 and Missouri’s budget shortfalls, the Missouri legislature did not fund the requests.

 

While there was great interest, MDHEWD will not be issuing a Request for Proposal for FY 2022. 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 2021

Public colleges and universities were asked to submit proposals for funding to facilitate development and expansion of employer-driven education and training programs. Twenty-seven proposals were submitted, requesting a total of $35.6 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.

 

Highlighted proposals below are within the $18.9 million requested in the FY 2021 budget by the Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development. The highlighted proposals are also within the $19.6 million budget recommendation from the Governor's Office.

 

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

 

Questions can be sent to Allyssa.Miget@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
The funding request for this project has been withdrawn.
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
University of Missouri System Student Experience
$1,289,400
Harris-Stowe State University Certificate in Entrepreneurship
$45,902
State Technical College of Missouri Engineering Technologies Center
$4,000,000
St. Louis Community College Technology & Cybersecurity
$1,064,510
Missouri State University-West Plains Advanced Welding Program
$126,000
Northwest Missouri State University Cybersecurity Program Pipeline
$470,983
Three Rivers College Construction & Agriculture Programs
$295,150
East Central College Transitions Academy
$344,360
Crowder College Transportation Technology Building
$2,500,000
Northwest Missouri State University Emergency Management Program
$73,200
Northwest Missouri State University Agriculture Technology & Mechanical Systems Management
$5,760,000

*Future request for additional funding in fiscal year 2022.

**Future request for additional funding in fiscal years 2022 and 2023.

 

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

 

Background

The Coordinating Board for Higher Education approved an FY 2021 budget request of $18.9 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. Funding recommended through MoExcels will be 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.