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.
The application for the Minnesota Teacher Mentorship and Retention Grant is available below:
Schools, districts, and coalitions interested in submitting an application for Mentorship and Retention Grant funds must submit an Intent to Apply to Saba Teshome at firstname.lastname@example.org before February 28, 2020.
Teacher Mentorship and Retention Grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on March 27, 2020.
Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color Grant
During the 2019 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.
Minnesota colleges and universities with PELSB-approved teacher preparation programs may apply for this grant.