Grant Funds available for Improving Retention, Completion and Employment for Youth and/or Adults (Application deadline Oct. 5, 2015)

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities seeks to strengthen its commitment to providing access and opportunity to education and career pathways to all Minnesotans. Through the 2015-2016 Retention, Completion and Employment Grants Program, we seek innovative strategies and collaboration to addressing persistent equity issues in the recruitment, retention and completion of special population groups in career technical education and employment. ‘Special populations’ as defined by the Perkins Career & Technical Education Act of 2006 include: individuals with disabilities, nontraditional careers by gender, economically disadvantaged, English Language Learners, and single parents/pregnant mothers. The recruitment, retention and completion of youth and adults in careers with sustainable wages is critical to addressing economic needs within communities and the employment gaps in workforce development. ‘Employment gaps’ include worker shortages and underemployment.

Proposals are due October 5, 2015 with an anticipated date for award notification of October 26, 2015.

All applications must be submitted via MnSCU WebGrants.

Please share this announcement with your partners as you deliberate about this grant opportunity.

If you need more information or have questions, please contact the manager for this grant:

Eva Scates-Wisnton
Academic and Student Affairs
MnSCU System Office
(651) 201-1680

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