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MoExcels Program

FY 2026

The University of Missouri System requests MoExcels proposals for the FY 2026 funding cycle. Overseen by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, “MoExcels funding facilitates development and expansion of employer-driven education and training programs and initiatives to substantially increase educational attainment,” (link).


Please click here to review the full FY 2026 MoExcels Internal RFP.


Key Deadlines:
  • March 29, 2024: Recommended deadline to set up initial meeting with UM Academic Affairs ( to discuss prospective proposal.
  • May 3, 2024: Deadline to submit first full draft of proposal to UM Academic Affairs for review and feedback. 


FY 2025

Proposals for the FY 2025 MoExcels funding cycle are currently making their way through the state legislative process. Funding decisions will be finalized upon the Governor’s signing of the state budget, which must occur by the end of FY 2024. The UM System currently has seven proposals under consideration for funding, totaling approximately $18 million in possible funding to UM universities.



Unmanned Aircraft Systems Hands-On Training



Center of Excellence in Engineering Technology



Childcare Workforce Development



Student Career Pathways and Student Success Space


S&T, in partnership with East Central College and St. Charles Community College

Addressing Missouri’s Manufacturing Critical Skills Gap



Workforce and Career Development Center



Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation



Additional information on pending FY 2025 proposals as well as past proposals can be found on the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce development MoExcels website.

Reviewed 2024-03-01