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Institutions

Please note that applicants from only the following institutions will be considered:

  • College of Charleston
  • MUSC
  • Citadel

Expenses

QUALIFYING EXPENSES

1) Directly related to a New or Substantially Changed Program (using SACSCOC definitions) – in their initial 3-5 years or new marketing campaign  for workforce development of a new or significantly expanding local employer or because of local demand generated by a  new, emergent technology
2) Used in course development directly, including temporary stipends to faculty
3) Direct, out of pocket marketing and advertising supporting #1 above
4) Equipment such as specialized teaching technology hardware and software, including licenses; and 
5) Professional compensation and stipends, including for hourly administrative support

NON-QUALIFYING EXPENSES

1) Expenses for third parties or consultants
2) Research to justify the proposed new program idea
3) Tuition abatements or scholarships for students, including:
– Capital costs for buildings and other capitalized assets, including leases
– Generic assets and supplies used interchangeably among multiple programs
– Non-academic related expenses, such as for athletic facilities, events by student affairs, etc.
– Travel expenses
– Entertainment, gifts, or awards of any kind

Timeline for Decisions and Release of Funds to the Institution

  • Fall Submissions (November 1st deadline):
    • Competing proposals with all supporting documentation sent to the LGC Supervisory Council by mid-December (prior to Winter Holiday Break)
    • Decision at January meeting of the LGC Supervisory Council 
    • Release of funds by February
  • Winter Submissions (February 1st deadline):
    • Competing proposals with all supporting documentation sent to the LGC Supervisory Council by mid-March (prior to Spring Holiday Break)
    • Decision at April meeting of the LGC Supervisory council 
    • Release of funds prior to fiscal year-end