About the Grants Development
The Grants Development website is for faculty,
staff and administrators seeking external funding for their projects. If
you are a student interested in information about grants for students,
please contact the Financial Aid office.
The mission of the Office of Grants Development
is to obtain external funding to support college projects, coordination
of the development of proposals in conjunction with appropriate
administrators, managers, staff and faculty, and the monitoring of
The Grants Development Office supports faculty, staff, managers and
administrators in coordination of the proposal from initial idea to
submission. For more information, please contact Theresa Zuzevich at
x3644 or Elana Helgesen at x5871.
The purpose of the Grants Development Office is to facilitate the
design, development, and acquisition of discretionary grants that
further the mission and strategic goals of College of the Canyons.
Specifically, the Office:
Assists in identification of appropriate
Facilitates planning and budgeting of
proposed projects and activities.
Provides technical assistance and support in
development of proposals.
Helps ensure project consistency with COC's
mission and priorities, with funding agency requirements, and with
applicable state and federal guidelines.
Coordinates preparation and submission of all
proposals for grant funding.
Grants Development Committee
The Grants Development Office oversees the Grants
Development Committee, which meets every other Wednesday from 10:00 am
to 11:00 am. Please contact the Grants Development Office if you
would like to be added to the committee. The next meeting is
Wednesday, November 9th at 10:00 am. The location is to be
Priorities for Grant Project Development
Grant projects are most effective when they are
developed to address real needs that are consistent with the College's
mission and goals. Priority is generally given to projects and
activities that support:
Equipment and resources for programs to which
the College is already committed.
Other elements of programs (e.g., curriculum
development, student support) to which the College is already
New programs that enhance specific aspects of
the College's long range plan or current priorities and are
self-supporting for their duration.
New initiatives that may not be self
supporting, but would enhance specific aspects of the College's
long-range plan or current priorities. Such projects could be
limited to the life of the grant or be designed for integration into
the ongoing operation of the college.
Academic Department, Division & Executive
It is important to gain institutional approval
for your grant idea before you invest too much time in developing the
project. A brief description of your concept, match requirements (if
any), District obligations (if any), sustainability plan and a tentative
budget must be submitted for review and approval by the relevant
department head/coordinator, division dean, Vice President, and the
Grants Executive Cabinet Review Committee before a final proposal is
developed. This review process is designed to ensure proposed projects
are consistent with institutional priorities and have the support
required for success.
Costs of Grants
While the benefits of grant funded projects are
great, few grants come without a price or a requirement for
sustainability when funding ends. Even the most highly funded project
can bring substantial direct and indirect costs for the college.
Release-time that gives a faculty member the opportunity to work on a
special project will require classroom replacement by a colleague or
adjunct. New or expanded programs may require additional space or
facility renovations. Even a small project may require substantial
college costs in the form of faculty or staff salaries and benefits;
equipment and laboratory use; office or classroom space; counseling,
tutoring, admissions, recruiting or other college services; clerical
support; and more. Therefore, all grant proposals must be carefully
considered in the context of financial commitments that will be required
by the College.
Regulations and Requirements
Proposals must be consistent with the mission and
goals of College of the Canyons, policies established by the Board of
Trustees of Santa Clarita Community College District, laws of the State
of California, and applicable federal laws and regulations.