Update from the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development:

Concept summaries for Marshall Plan for Talent innovation grants are being accepted starting Wednesday, Sept. 5. Visit www.michigan.gov/MarshallPlan to apply.

Talent consortia have until Sept. 19 to submit their concept summaries. We can no longer review draft concept summaries from Talent Consortia seeking feedback.

The concept summary is the first of the three-step submission process:

  • Step 1: Concept Summary – This summary includes an outline of the talent need and briefly describes the goals, objectives and outcomes of programs developed using the funds. Submission period is Sept. 5-19.
  • Step 2: Talent Agreement – Once a concept summary has been approved, a Talent Agreement may be submitted. This agreement describes the partnership between members of the talent consortium. It also includes identifying the high-demand, high-wage fields students will be prepared in. Submission period is Oct. 9-23.
  • Step 3: Grant Application – Once the concept summary and talent agreement have been approved, the talent consortium may then complete and submit the grant application for the first round of funding. Submission period is Nov.13-26.

There will be additional rounds of the application process in 2019 for those talent consortia that require additional time to prepare.

Resources are available to help you through the process

Frequently asked questions: Get the answers to all of your questions on the Marshall Plan for Talent and the innovation grant application process here. Have a question that’s not answered? Send us an email and we can help: marshallplan@michigan.gov.

Grant application timeline: This timeline will give your consortium a better idea of when those documents are due and the timeline for the Michigan Department of Education to award the grants.

Developing a talent consortium: Have an innovative idea and don’t know where to start? This document can help you navigate how to form your own talent consortium to apply for Marshall Plan funds.