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 were due by Aug. 1, 2019. Questions and submissions can be sent to Allyssa.Miget@dhewd.mo.gov.

 

 

FY2020

Thirty-nine proposals were submitted, requesting a total of $74.8 million. Scoring of RFPs was completed by department 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. The General Assembly appropriated $18.9 million as line items to individual institutions as indicated below.

 

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

Download the handout.

 

MoExcels FY20 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