STEM Nexus: Connecting Massachusetts' STEM Community

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Massachusetts STEM Pipeline Fund: FY 2019

RFP: Pioneer Valley Regional STEM Network

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts became a national STEM leader when it issued a planning grant in 2004 to create the system of PreK-16 Regional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Networks - a collaborative, statewide community of shared interest in STEM education.  For more than a decade, the Networks have advanced the Commonwealth’s agenda for STEM education and workforce pipeline.  Schools, higher education institutions, businesses, non-profit groups, policy makers and others have come to rely on the Networks as a strategic instrument to align and unify local and regional systems, communicate and scale-up best-practice experiences and sustain this model of collaboration and performance improvement.

As the Pioneer Valley does not currently have a Regional STEM Network in operation, the purpose of this RFP is to establish a Network in the Pioneer Valley that can serve as a coordinator of STEM organizations, industries and educators, as well as serve as the central coordinator for the region’s 2019 STEM Week events.

This grant will run from March 1, 2019 through December 30, 2019 and will be across FY 2019 as well as FY 2020. The FY 2020 portion of the grant is subject to appropriations in the final state FY 2020 budget.

Responses to this RFP should align their proposed work to the current priorities of the STEM Advisory Council as well as priorities of the three education agencies as outlined in later sections of this RFP. 

Information Session: February 8, 2019
Anyone interested in participating should send an email to Keith Connors, Program Manager of the STEM Pipeline Fund, at FAQs will be posted to the Regional Network section of the DHE website, as well as on CommBuys, after the session is completed

Deadline:March 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.




This website is supported by the STEM Pipeline Fund, a state trust account administered by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to support STEM initiatives.