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Research and Project Grants

The Coordinating Board administers grant programs for both students attending college as well as for institutions of higher education in Texas.

Grants for Institutions

Accelerate Texas: Scaling and Sustaining Success in Integrated Basic Education and Workforce Training Programs

 

**ADDENDUM**
(Updated 9/2/14)

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board ("THECB") is issuing this integrated basic education and workforce training program career pathways grant to support the participation and success of Adult Education and Literacy students transitioning to workforce training programs at community and technical colleges. The purpose of the Accelerate Texas: Scaling and Sustaining Success in Integrated Basic Skills and Workforce Training Programs grant is to increase participation and success of basic skills students and adults who are limited English proficient in workforce training programs that lead to credentials of value in their regional labor market at public two year institutions.

The purpose of this Addendum is to extend deadline for inquiries and proposal submission; revise project period; clarify eligible applicants; clarify purpose of solicitation including role of Consortium lead and program colleges; clarify eligible students served; define terms; revise evaluation criteria in appendix; and add an appendix.

CTE Early College High School initiativeHouse Bill 5, passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature, places an emphasis on new and different pathways to graduation for Texas high school students. As a result, the commissioners of education, higher education, and workforce collaborated to create the career and technical education (CTE) Early College High Schools (ECHS) initiative. The goals of the initiative aim to provide a much needed emphasis on workforce challenges and opportunities and consider innovative approaches to prepare students and adults for success.
Carl D. Perkins Perkins Grants are federal funds to improve workforce education. There are Perkins basic grants, categorical grants and discretionary grants. The Coordinating Board also cooperatively administers Tech-Prep, School-to-Work, and other inter-agency initiatives in addition to assisting the Texas Workforce Commission and Council on Workforce concerning community and technical colleges.

Generation TX Campaign External Evaluator Services

Attachments A-E

Evaluation of the Generation Texas (GenTX) public awareness campaign promoting a college-going and completion culture in Texas.
Engineering RecruitmentThe Engineering Recruitment Program (ERP) provides scholarship funds to institutions with engineering degree programs and provides grants to engineering departments with summer camps for secondary school students.
Evaluation of Accelerate Texas, The Adult Basic Education Innovation Grant ProgramEvaluation of the Accelerate Texas - Adult Basic Education Innovation Grant (ABE-IG) programs. These programs use instructional strategies that integrate literacy teaching with job/technical content knowledge to move adult learners toward employment and educational goals efficiently and successfully. Awarded Applicant will begin evaluating the program sites in fall 2013.

Evaluation of College Readiness Assignments Field Test

Conduct an external evaluation of College Readiness Assignments Field Test (CRAFT). The review will evaluate the CRAFT in terms of quality and effectiveness of dissemination and professional development of CRAs.  

Evaluation of the Comprehensive Student Success ProgramConduct an evaluation of the Comprehensive Student Success Program (CSSP) and to improve student success in postsecondary institutions by providing a comprehensive program of interventions that increase completion of either a diploma or certificate program.
Evaluation of Developmental Education Demonstration ProjectsFor 2010 and 2011 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), out of funds appropriated by the 81st Texas Legislature, is funding Developmental Education Demonstration Projects at five Texas public community colleges and four Texas public universities.
Hospital-Based Nursing Education Partnership Grant (HNEP)The Hospital-Based Nursing Education Partnership Program (HNEP) is a competitive peer-reviewed grant program that was created in 2007 by the 80th Texas Legislature, and received an appropriation of $5 million in 2009 by the 81st Texas Legislature. The purpose of the program is to increase the number of professional nursing education program enrollees and graduates through support for educational initiatives designed to promote collaboration between hospitals and nursing education programs.
Minority Health Research and EducationThe Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program provides funding to eligible higher education institutions for research and educational programs on public health issues affecting one or more minority groups in Texas. The Texas Legislature first established and funded this competitive grant program as a result of the state's Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement in 1999.
Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program (NHARP)The Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program was created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 as competitive, peer-reviewed grant programs to fund scientific and engineering research projects at Texas higher education institutions.
Nursing Innovation Grant ProgramThis program was established by the 77th Texas Legislature to help relieve the state's nursing shortage and is funded by the Texas Tobacco Lawsuit Settlement.
Nursing Shortage Reduction ProgramIn 2007, the 80th Legislature appropriated funds to the Coordinating Board for the Professional Nursing Shortage Reduction Program. These funds are given to public and private nursing programs that show an increase in the total number of nursing graduates at all degree levels between September 2005 and August 2007.
Online Professional Development ProjectsThe purpose of this project is to create readily available, online professional development opportunities for faculty to learn the most effective strategies and "best practices" for improving both undergraduate teaching and learning in a number of critical areas.
Professional Development ModulesThe Professional Development Modules Program provides funding to eligible higher education institutions to create online professional development about the most effective strategies or "best practices" for improving both teaching and learning in a number of critical areas.
FY2013 Regional P-16 College and Career Readiness Marketing ProjectThe purpose of the Regional P-16 College and Career Readiness Marketing Project is to provide support for capacity building activities of P-16 Regional Councils that will assist them in successfully promoting the college and career readiness message to students, parents, school administrators, and business/workforce partners and implementing their Generation TX (Gen TX) Marketing plans to maximize, evaluate, and sustain the impact of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's Gen TX Marketing and Awareness Campaign in their respective regions. These efforts will aid the THECB in attaining its Closing the Gaps by 2015 participation goals.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Center for Teacher Professional LearningTHECB awarded grants to establish one or more STEM Center for Teacher Professional Learning to support development and delivery of faculty-led professional learning for in-service Texas K-12 STEM teachers and mid-career degreed individuals who have made a commitment to prepare and become certified as a Texas teacher in a STEM course area. In addition, grantees and the funded STEM Centers for Teacher Professional Learning coordinate related statewide research, serve as experts in related policy development efforts and provide the necessary tools and support for educator preparation programs to plan and implement a successful and balanced STEM teacher preparation curriculum. Efforts include an emphasis on serving diverse and economically disadvantaged student populations.
T-STEM Challenge Scholarship ProgramGrants awarded through the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program (Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Sections 61.9791 through 61.9795) allow community and technical colleges to provide merit-based scholarships to qualifying, high-achieving students in STEM and related fields. Participating colleges partner with local business and industry to identify local employment needs in T-STEM occupations and to develop part-time employment opportunities for scholarship recipients.
Teacher QualityThe Teacher Quality Grants Program (TQGP) for higher education is a federally funded effort providing grants to higher education institutions to promote improved instruction in mathematics and science for Texas school children by providing professional development for their teachers.
Texas Course RedesignThe project provides funding to eligible institutions of higher education to redesign developmental education and entry-level academic courses using technology to improve student learning outcomes and lower costs. The grant was created by the special session of the 79th Texas Legislature as one of several College Readiness initiatives.
Texas Fund for Geography Education 2015The purpose of the Texas Fund for Geography Education is to provide funding to eligible institutions of higher education to support geography education within the state and to improve geography literacy in the K-12 environment.

Texas Teacher Residency Program 2014

 The THECB is seeking to award a grant to establish a Texas Teacher Residency Program designed to award teaching residents participating in the program a master's degree and lead to certification for participating teaching residents who are not already certified teachers. This RFA is seeking applications from eligible Texas Public Colleges or Universities that offer State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)-approved educator preparation programs and that have developed a commitment to investing in teacher education by preparing significant numbers of teachers.

Grants and Scholarships for Students

State and federal grants and scholarships provide financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Some grants and scholarships require the student to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) or take certain courses. Most grants are awarded on the basis of financial need.

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