2018 Summer Camp RFP is now open

Program Overview
Montana GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to fund geographically distributed academic enrichment summer programs during the summer of 2018 for Montana GEAR UP students entering grades 7 through 12 in fall 2018.

GEAR UP Academic Enrichment Summer Programs must provide students with:
(1) Learning opportunities which are both stimulating and age-appropriate in one or more of the following academic content areas: language arts/writing, social studies, mathematics, or science;
(2) Opportunities to advance their knowledge of or skills set through one or more of the following learning contexts: technology, environment, the arts, career awareness, or Native American culture, and
(3) Experiences which develop their understanding of and their confidence with all four components of the college-bound process: academic, financial, emotional and social.

Timeline:
November 8, 2017 RFP issued
January 12, 2018 Deadline for submission of proposals
February 5, 2018 Tentative notification of funding

Proposals must be received by no later than Friday, January 12, 2018. Late, incomplete, or unsigned proposals will not be considered. A return email receipt will be sent to acknowledge delivery of proposals.

Eligibility:
Proposals may be submitted by any accredited Montana public or private 2- or 4-year degreegranting institution or educational service provider. Please note:
• An eligible entity may submit more than one proposal.
• Collaboration among institutions and community partners such as research laboratories,
museums, science facilities, or industry is encouraged.
• A single applicant may submit a proposal that includes program activities at different geographical sites.
• Proposals need to include multiple GEAR UP schools (see Appendix B) rather than written specifically for the students of only one GEAR UP school.

Application Process:
Please direct all inquiries regarding Academic Enrichment Summer Program proposals in writing to Jamie Jones jjones@montana.edu. This RFP package is available at here.

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