Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color Grant
During the 2021 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature designated the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing Standards Board (PELSB) as the administrator of the Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color (CUGMEC) Grant program, formerly known as the Collaborative Urban Educators (CUE) Grant.
The Minnesota Teacher Mentorship and Retention Grant is designed to help develop teacher mentorship programs for teachers new to the profession or district, including teaching residents, teachers of color, teachers who are American Indian, teachers in license shortage areas, teachers with special needs, or experienced teachers in need of peer coaching.
The grant is available to:
Groups of school districts;
Coalitions of districts, teachers, and teacher education institutions; or
Coalitions of schools, teachers, or non-licensed educators.