What monetary costs are associated with participation?

Funding for the MLDE project is available for the 10 participating states mainly to cover startup costs, construction of the technical aspects of the exchange, and related expenses such as the travel to working meetings inherent in an interstate collaborative effort. The major expense for state agencies is the personnel costs of having key staff participate in meetings necessary to develop the exchange.  Ultimately, the MLDE will be sustained without significant foundation grants. The participating states, WICHE, and other key stakeholders will work to establish a mechanism to provide a long-term governance structure for the MLDE that includes sufficient funding for operations and maintenance.

Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange