Grants Department Mission

The Grants Department's mission is to enhance the effectiveness and impact of Seminole State College's operations and academic programs in support of the College's mission, strategic goals and priorities. 

Our preaward and postaward efforts consider and incorporate various operational, budget and human factors designed to strategically, assertively and intentionally move Seminole State College toward five C’s:

  • Increased Grant Competitiveness
  • Risk-Based Compliance Systems Designed to Protect the College
  • Consistency in Quality and Approach
  • Expanded Communication Processes
  • Internal and External Collaboration

Grants Department activities are designed to maximize the efficient use of resources, working smarter and maximizing strengths to achieve the goals of the Grants Department and the strategic priorities of the College through outcomes such as:

  • Higher Return on Investment
  • Greater Productivity
  • Minimized Risk
  • Increased Internal Capacity
  • Greater Regional and National Positive Visibility

The Grant Planning and Effectiveness Lifecycle (GPEL) integrates critical preaward and postaward processes into a more unified approach that operates within the College’s broader organizational operation.

General Grants Department Objectives

  • To submit competitive grant proposals of increasing depth and breadth that support the College's mission and strategic goals
  • To achieve a comparatively high funding rate that leads to growing grant dollars that support prioritized College programs and services
  • To increase the number and diversity of competitive grant proposals submitted to federal agencies and private/corporate funders
  • To continuously develop and oversee a coordinated collegewide grants management/compliance system


Jeri Beel
Director, Grants Development