Timeline for Section 297 - Marshall Plan for Talent Innovation Grants

Note: All submissions will be online through the MDE Grant Electronic Monitoring System.

First Phase of Funding
Step 1

September 5 – September 19: Talent Consortiums may submit the Concept Summary for review and comment. Those that have been approved will be notified within two to three weeks of submission. A Consortium must have an approved Concept Summary before it can move on to submit a Talent Agreement.

Step 2

October 9 – October 23: Talent Consortiums with an approved Concept Summary may submit the Talent Agreement to be considered for round-one funding. If the Talent Agreement is approved, invitation to apply for the grant will be made to the Talent Consortium. Those that have been approved will be notified within two to three weeks of submission. A consortium must have an approved Concept Summary and Talent Agreement before it can move on to submit a grant application.

Step 3

November 13 – November 26: Submit grant application for first round of funding.  Not more than 50 percent of the $59 million under the granting authority of MDE will be recommended for awards. Only grant applications that are considered innovative and exceptional will be awarded Marshall Plan for Talent funds. Consortia must have an approved Concept Summary and Talent Agreement before it can move on to submit a grant application.

November 2018: Marshall Plan for Talent grant team reviews all applications and recommends awards. 

December 2018: First round of innovation grants awarded. 

Second Phase of Funding
Step 1

January 9 – January 25: Talent Consortiums may submit Concept Summary for review and comment. A Consortium must have an approved Concept Summary before it can move on to submit a Talent Agreement.

Step 2

February 4 – March 1: Talent Consortiums may submit the Talent Agreement to be considered for round-two funding. A consortium must have an approved Concept Summary and Talent Agreement before it can move on to submit a grant application.

Step 3

March 11 – April 12: Submit grant application for second round of funding. Not more than 50 percent of the $59 million under the granting authority of MDE will be recommended for awards. Only grant applications that are deemed innovative and exceptional will be awarded Marshall Plan for Talent funds. 

April 2019: Marshall Plan for Talent grant team reviews all applications and recommends awards. 

May 2019: Second round of innovation grants awarded.  

Note: As required by law, not later than June 1, 2019, 50 percent of the funds under Sections 297a, 297b and 297d must be awarded. 

Third Phase of Funding
Step 1

April 15 – 30: Talent Consortiums may submit Concept Summary for review and comment. A Consortium must have an approved Concept Summary before it can move on to submit a Talent Agreement.

Step 2

May 6 – June 7: Talent Consortiums may submit the Talent Agreement to be considered for round-three funding. A consortium must have an approved Concept Summary and Talent Agreement before it can move on to submit a grant application.

Step 3

June 17 – July 19: Submit grant application for third-round funding. The remainder of the $59 million under the granting authority of MDE will be recommended for awards. Only grant applications that are deemed innovative and exceptional will be awarded Marshall Plan for Talent funds. 

July 2019: Marshall Plan for Talent grant team reviews all applications and recommends awards. 

August 2019: Third round of innovation grants awarded. 

 

Note:  Additional funding phases may be necessary, depending on the quality of the grant applications.