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Fund for Excellence and Innovation

Concept Paper Submission Information and Contents

Submission Information

Please submit concept papers by 5:00 p.m. on December 20, 2018, to Paula Robinson, Assistant Director of College Access and PK12 Outreach:


One-page summary (complete attached)

Please complete the one-page Concept Paper Summary form

Narrative (2 pages maximum, single spaced)

The narrative should include the following:

  • Statement of need that includes why the institution is pursing the proposals, the purpose and goals of the proposed project and the intended activities.
  • How the project will bring measureable costs savings to either students or the institution.
  • How the project meets the purpose and description of the priority areas of focus (transfer, access and completion, efficiencies/shared service).
  • A timeline with specific deliverables and dates should be included.A final report, including recommendations for scaling the project, is expected at the conclusion of the grant period.

Budget (1 page maximum)

Please estimate the amount of general funds requested for the proposal. Briefly describe how the funding will be spent.

Application Processing, Review and Award

Upon receipt via email of each concept paper, SCHEV staff will respond by return email to confirm receipt.

Submissions will be reviewed by SCHEV staff and may request selected lead applicants to provide clarification of and or modifications to proposals. After a review by SCHEV,  staff will enter into discussions on selected projects and may request modifications to the proposal or budget amount if needed.


2018-2020 Funding
Call for Concept Paper 2018
Concept Paper Summary form

2016-2018 Funding

Affordable Pathways Partnership Grants

Contact Information
Paula Robinson

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