Districts, Schools and Educators

Grow Your Own Competitive Grant Opportunity for Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 – State Funding – FY20

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has funding available for grants under the Grow Your Own (GYO) program to support programs that will increase and diversify the teacher workforce in the state of Minnesota. Eligible organizations may apply for one or both of the following pathways:

GYO Pathway 1—Paraprofessional Pathways to Teacher Licensure

GYO Pathway 2—Expanded Grow Your Own Programs for Secondary Students

Note: You will apply for each pathway separately as each pathway will be judged and scored independently of one another. However, the total amount available to grant is $1,455,000 for both pathways. If you apply for each pathway, and are awarded for both pathways, grants will be awarded independently from one another, but the total amount awarded to a single applicant may not exceed the $500,000.

Publication Date: July 29, 2019

Source of funding: State

Fiscal Year: 2020

Funding Authority: Minnesota Laws 2019, 1st special session, Chapter 11, Article 3, Section 23, subd. 6.

Total amount available: $1,455,000.00

Maximum grant amount: $500,000.00 per applicant for both pathways

Submit all required material to mde.compgrants@state.mn.us by September 6, 2019 no later than 3:30 p.m. Central Time.

Timeline

Question and Answer period closes: August 28, 2019

Anticipated date of grantee announcement: End of October 2019

Anticipated date for the beginning of the grant: January 1, 2020

Required Grant Documentation

Note: This grant is split between two separate pathways. You may apply for one of both pathways. Please download and review the appropriate application documentation. Your total grant request between the two pathways may not exceed $500,000. It is possible to apply for both pathways, yet only be awarded for both, one or none of the pathways.

Instruction Document for Both Pathways

  • The instruction document contains all the information you will need to complete this grant application, including our criteria for the grant, how to apply, and the selection process.

Application Material for Pathway 1

Grant Cover Sheet and Application for Pathway 1

  • This is the official cover sheet and application. Please download and complete all fields. All completed applications must be sent to mde.compgrants@state.mn.us by September 6, 2019. We will not consider late applications.

Budget for Pathway 1

  • You must complete the budget document and submit it to us in an Excel format.

List of Approved Non-conventional Teacher Preparation Programs

  • For Pathway 1 applicants, you must have an established relationship with one of the programs listed on this document. This list is current as of July 24, 2019.

Application Material for Pathway 2

Grant Cover Sheet and Application for Pathway 2

  • This is the official cover sheet and application. Please download and complete all fields. All completed applications must be sent to mde.compgrants@state.mn.us by September 6, 2019. We will not consider late applications.

Budget for Pathway 2

  • You must complete the budget document and submit it to us in an Excel format.

Question and Answers

Question and Answer Document

  • The period of questions and answers is over. These are all of the questions and answers for this grant opportunity.