Proposal Writing Workshops

Proposal Writing Workshops are limited to Institutional Members as an exclusive benefit of membership with the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). There is no cost for Institutional Members and no limit on the number of registrants per college/agency. Non-Members can join today and still attend!

New Section H — Demonstrates a Rationale in the SSS Competition Webinar
Friday, January 3, 2020
2:00 p.m. (ET)
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
2:00 p.m. (ET)
Free for Members Only

The U.S. Department of Education has added a new section to the SSS Competition, Section H: Demonstrates a Rationale. In the RFP, this section is defined as a key project component included in the project’s logic model that is informed by research or evaluation findings which suggest the project component is likely to improve relevant outcomes. Learn how to structure a logic model and include research or evaluation to make this a competitive section of your proposal.

Writing the Competitive Preference Priorities for the SSS Competition Webinar
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
3:00 p.m. (ET)
Friday, January 10, 2020
3:00 p.m. (ET)
Free for Members Only

Learn more about the two SSS CPPs released in the final Request for Proposal (RFP, December 17, 2019). This COE Webinar will provide ideas to incorporate them into your grant proposal, suggestions for writing the CPP's, and references to assist with thinking about the CPP topics' theoretical framework.

Competitive Preference Priority 1 — Fostering Flexible and Affordable Paths to Obtaining Knowledge and Skills / Improving collaboration between education providers and employers to ensure student learning objectives are aligned with the skills or knowledge required for employment in in-demand industry sectors or occupations (as defined in section 3(23) of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014).

Competitive Preference Priority 2 — Fostering Knowledge and Promoting the Development of Skills That Prepare Students To Be Informed, Thoughtful, and Productive Individuals and Citizens / Supporting instruction in personal financial literacy, knowledge of markets and economics, knowledge of higher education financing and repayment (e.g., college savings and student loans), or other skills aimed at building personal financial understanding and responsibility.