GEER II - Nursing Innovation Grant Program

As part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER II) fund, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is pleased to announce an opportunity to support nursing programs seeking to innovate or amplify efforts to address shortages in the state’s nursing pipeline – specifically the shortage of nursing faculty and simulation coordinators, which was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The GEER II-NIGP grant program is a competitive grant program and has $8,500,000.00 available for THECB to allocate to eligible institutions. The awards will support programs developing innovative solutions to increase nursing preceptors and simulation coordinators and alleviate the shortage of nursing faculty, which currently inhibits the ability to educate more nurses in the state.


The Request for Applications is now available and applications will be due no later than November 30, 2022.

Estimated Timeline

November 2022 Request for Applications Published
November 30, 2022 Application Deadline
December 2022 THECB Announces Grant Awards
January 2023 Execution of Grant Contracts Begins
Upon Execution of NOGA Grant Period Begins
April 1, 2023 First Project Report and Interim Expenditure Report is Due to THECB
June 30, 2023 Last Day to Obligate Grant Funds
July 31, 2023 Second Project Report and Interim Expenditure Report is Due to THECB and Unobligated Grant Funds Due to THECB
August 31, 2023 Grant Period Ends – Last Day to Expend Obligated Grant Funds
September 30, 2023 Final Financial Report and Unexpended Grant Funds Due to THECB


Nursing Innovation Grant Program

Inquiries regarding the GEER II – Nursing Innovation Grant Program may be directed to Carl Krueger.

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