For immediate release: September 2, 2008
Media Contact: Christopher Falkenhagen
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Higher Education Investment Fund
Applications to be released
ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 2, 2008) – The Maryland Higher
Education Commission is releasing a Request for Applications
(RFAs) for initiatives to address the State’s higher
education needs related to the Base Realignment and Closure
(BRAC) process. The BRAC Higher Education Investment Fund,
administered by MHEC, will fund various programmatic
initiatives directly related to BRAC educational needs.
“This initiative was one of the O’Malley-Brown
administration’s top priorities during the 2008 General
Assembly Session,” Higher Education Secretary James E.
Lyons, Sr., said. A total of $3 million was provided by
Governor O’Malley in the fiscal year 2009 budget through the
Higher Education Investment Fund.
The award range for grants will be between $50,000 to
$250,000 depending on the scope of the project. The grant
period will run from December 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009.
Applications may be submitted for one funding cycle only.
Eligible grant applicants include:
Maryland two- and four-year public or independent
institutions of higher education;
Maryland research institutions;
Maryland Regional Higher Education Centers; and
Maryland private career schools approved by MHEC.
Grant applicants may include additional partners in the
application, such as other higher education institutions,
businesses, nonprofit organizations, or any other entity
that can and is willing to add value to the project.
The Request for Applications can be found on MHEC’s website
The Maryland Higher Education Commission is a 12-member
coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide
policies for Maryland public and independent colleges and
universities and private career schools. It serves as an
advocate for more than 326,000 college students in Maryland,
for the State and its needs, and for business and industry