MoExcels Workforce Initiative
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.
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.
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.
MoExcels FY20 Funded Proposals:
|Ozarks Technical Community
|Center for Advanced Manufacturing||
|St. Louis Community College||Talent Pipeline: Nursing and IT||
|Missouri State University||Ozark Region Nursing Collaboration||
|Moberly Area Community College||Mechatronics Center of Excellence||
|State Fair Community College||Health Sciences Center for Excellence||
|University of Central Missouri||Information Technology Expansion||
|Truman State University||Data Science||
|Crowder College||Advanced Training and Technology Center Program Expansion||
|Moberly Area Community College||Truck Driving Program||
|Truman State University||Behavioral Health and Counseling||
|Harris-Stowe State University||Teacher Certification||
|North Central Missouri College||Leading Edge: Ag & Manufacturing||
|State Technical College of Missouri||Infrastructure Technician Education||
|Lincoln University||LPN-BSN Bridge Program||
|Missouri Western State University||Center of Excellence in Applied Health Care Learning||
|Missouri Southern State University||Environmental Health and Safety Curriculum and Workforce Development||
|Northwest Missouri State University||Next Generation Ag||
|St. Charles Community College||Center of Excellence for Healthy Living||
|Southeast Missouri State University||Health||