Higher Education Cooperation Act
This Act authorizes grants to both public and nonpublic colleges and universities for programs and not-for-profit corporations organized to administer programs of interinstitutional cooperation among higher education institutions. Such cooperation, according to the provisions of the statute, involves at least two higher education institutions, and should be designed to serve a public purpose, while promoting effective use of educational resources, the equitable distribution of educational services, and the development of innovative concepts and applications.
For fiscal year 2003, the following amounts are appropriated for projects in the categories as indicated:
Access and Diversity $ 5,287,300
Quad-Cities Graduate Study Center 220,000
Advanced Photon Source - Argonne
National Laboratory 2,100,000
Illinois Consortium for Accelerator Research 2,500,000
Staff recommendations for the Higher Education Cooperation Act (HECA) fiscal year 2003 grant allocations were included in the Board of Higher Education's August 20, 2002 meeting agenda materials.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) and Renewal information for fiscal year 2004 Higher Education Cooperation Act Grants will be available in spring 2003 on the Board’s website. Proposals and renewal applications will be due at the Board office not less than 45 days from the release date of the RFP. Staff recommendations for fiscal year 2004 grants will be in the August 2003 Board agenda. The following schedule is projected for fiscal year 2004 grants:
May 1, 2003 -- Renewal applications for Long Term Projects must be received at the Board of Higher Education office by 5:00 pm.
May 9, 2003 -- Proposals for new projects must be received at the Board of Higher Education office by 5:00 pm.
August, 2003 -- Board action on grant allocations.
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