External PD Funding Process

External PD Funding Applications for 2017 are now available!

The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Leadership Council has established a funding proposal application which will be used to evaluate appropriate use of funds for approved activities. All applications must address the Partnerships for Innovation purpose and areas of focus, serve consortia member populations statewide via face-to-face, online, distance learning or by other formats, be innovative and must be submitted by a consortia member, Nebraska Department of Education or Nebraska Career Education.

The deadline for applications has been extended. Proposals may be submitted annually and must be postmarked or electronically received by March 10, 2017  for the funding of an eighteen-month implementation. A Professional Development subcommittee of the Leadership Council has been established to review the proposals and provide recommendation to the full Leadership Council. The submission calendars are available in Appendix A. The full Leadership Council will vote on the proposals at the next full meeting in April and will notify applicants by April 14, 2017 of the status of the application.

Please submit completed applications to retha@partnershipsforinnovation.org or to Retha Dunn, 1105 S. 47th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Click HERE for the application directions

2016-17 Submitted Funding Proposals (PDF)

Approved Applications: Developing Authentic Learning Activities in Math, Science, and English     Language Arts, Statewide Career Education Needs Assessment and Accuplacer Transition.

2015-16 Submitted Funding Proposals (PDF)

Approved Applications: Reading Comprehension, Developmental Education Conference and High School of Business.

2014-15 Submitted Funding Proposals (PDF)

Approved Applications:  Personal Finance Institute, CASE Agriculture Training,  Engaged Learning, and Foundation Education

2013-14 Submitted Funding Proposals (PDF)

Approved Applications:  Project Lead the Way, Capital Career Center, Leadership Now!, Developmental Education Articulation and Completion, Entrepreneurship Infusion Workshop,  CASE Agriculture Training (Plant Science),  and the AIM Faculty Institute.

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