[Ctegrants] Upcoming Grant Opportunity for Community Colleges and Public Universities

THOMPSON Tom tom.thompson at state.or.us
Fri Dec 18 16:29:38 PST 2015


Greetings,

Here is an upcoming grant opportunity that just came to my attention today.  Please contact info.HECC at state.or.us<mailto:info.HECC at state.or.us>  for further information.

Attention Public Colleges and Universities: Upcoming RFP for STEM Programs

The Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is pleased to share an upcoming opportunity. The 2015 Oregon Legislature provided start-up funding of $2 million to recruit, retain and support underserved students for programs offered at community colleges and public universities that lead to high wage and high demand jobs related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), specifically: health sciences, computer science, engineering, high tech manufacturing, precision agriculture and advance food processing.

The HECC is developing a request for proposal (RFP) which will be issued in January 2016. The RFP scope will include a focus on students of color and women, with an ultimate goal of increased participation and degree/certificate completion in STEM fields. Investments will be made available to expand existing projects or to stand up new programs which show promise and utilize established best practices. These competitive grants will be available to Oregon's 17 community colleges, seven public universities, and the Oregon Health & Sciences University; the grants will range in size from $150,00 -$350,000.

Tom Thompson
Education Specialist
Industrial and Engineering Systems
Office of Learning | Instruction, Standards, Assessment & Accountability Unit | Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol Street NE | Salem, Oregon 97310
Voice: 503.947.5790 |Fax: 503-378-5156 | http://www.ode.state.or.us<http://www.ode.state.or.us/>

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