Grant Program - Student Parent Support Initiative

Student Parent Support Initiative Grant Program

Grant Program Award Recipients
January 1, 2014 - July 31, 2017

The following is a list of the 2014 - 2017 Minnesota Student Parent Support Initiative grantees and their campus locations.

Funds will be used to expand current services to expectant and parenting students on campus at state, private, and tribal institutions of higher education.


The grant program's goals:

Goal #1:

Expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers accomplish their post-secondary education goals at Institutions of Higher Education (IHE).

Long-Term Outcomes:

  1. Increase in the percent of expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers enrolled in a post-secondary program who stay in school.
  2. Increase in the percent of expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers enrolled in a post-secondary program who are well-connected to available local resources.
  3. Increase in the number of expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers recruited to the program per year.

Goal #2:

Expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers maintain positive health and well-being for themselves and their children.

Long-Term Outcomes:

  1. Increase in the percent of expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers maintain positive health and well-being for themselves and their children.
  2. Increase in the percent of expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers are confident and competent.
  3. Increase in the percent of expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers report a healthy balance between work, school, home and family life.

Goal #3:

Institutions of higher education capacity for serving expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers will be increased.

Long-Term Outcomes:

  1. Increase in the number of IHE for which the institutional policies, practices and systems meet the educational needs of expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers.
  2. Increase in the number of IHE for which the institutional policies, practices and systems meet the health needs of expectant and parenting teens, women and fathers.
  3. Increase in the percent of Student Parent Centers’ Coordinators who have moderate to high level of knowledge and skills pertaining to health and academic programs’ sustainability.
  4. Student parent centers’ coordinators will establish formal and informal network of partnerships with campus and off-campus organizations and direct service providers.