Grants Department

Grants are external resources designed to support the development of new initiatives that address diverse needs, moving the College forward in its efforts to improve the lives of our students. We in the Grants Department are committed to helping the College recognize the value of what it has to offer, facilitating innovative ideas, and finding the resources to make things happen, emerging as a regional and national leader in higher education while remaining committed to our institutional mission, our values and our community.

The Grants Department supports faculty, staff and administrators in numerous ways, including:

  • Developing concepts
  • Identifying grant opportunities
  • Leading the team approach to proposal writing
  • Offering guidance and support after grants are funded

We are committed to partnering with you to conceptualize ideas and goals, such as the development of new courses and programs for students; the acquisition of equipment to better prepare our students for careers in today's challenging job market; and the securing of instructional and non-instructional staff to provide students with more specialized and individualized services.

When you are involved in a grant, you have to be prepared to wear many different hats. Not only will you be called upon to be a content area expert, but also you need to be accountable and compliant when spending funds, coordinating activities, measuring outcomes and achieving objectives. It’s no wonder that grant work is often described as “not for those faint of heart.” The good news is that you are not in this alone: The Grants Department is here to serve as a resource for faculty, staff and administrators, freeing you to focus on getting things done, rather than being overly burdened with learning the technicalities of grant rules and regulations.

Throughout the grant life cycle, whether it be developing a grant concept, writing a proposal or managing your award, the Grants Department is staffed by a team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals who are here to help you and the College achieve grant success.


Tai Ramratan
Manager, Grants Support & Effectiveness