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The Grants Office

Funding Sources

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Federal Sites

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The CFDA is a compendium of all federal programs, projects, and grants.

Federal Register
Federal grant opportunities are formally announced by publishing a Notice Inviting Applications in the Federal Register. You can search the daily publication by name of the granting agency.

Grants.gov
Application packages and instructions for federal grant opportunities are posted on Grants.gov after the Federal Register notice has been published. Most allow between 30 and 45 days from the posting date to the submission deadline. All PCC application packages will be completed by the Grants Office. Click on Find Grant Opportunities to learn which federal grants are currently available.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
The NEH offers grants that support enhancement of the humanities content of existing academic programs or development of new programs in humanities disciplines.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
The NSF offers grant programs that support education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Most are offered annually. Advanced Technological Education (ATE) and Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) are well suited to community colleges.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) offers several grant initiatives that support development or expansion of training programs leading to careers in agriculture-related disciplines such as conservation and renewable energy.

U.S. Department of Education (DOE)
The Department of Education offers funding for projects serving students in both secondary and postsecondary programs. Click on Programs to begin a search.

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Admin.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers grants to support Health Professions Training Programs at colleges and universities and other accredited health professions training providers.

U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
ETA grant initiatives support development of new education and career training program strategies or replicating existing evidence-based strategies. Applications require partnerships with local businesses and the workforce investment system.

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California Sites

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO)
The CCCCO Division of Workforce and Economic Development sponsors grant-funded programming to prepare California's workforce for 21st century careers. Grants can support projects in a variety of Career and Technical Education subjects.

Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC)
This official foundation of the California Community Colleges' Board of Governors and Chancellor's Office seeks/manages funds from private charitable sources to benefit the California Community College system. FCCC initiatives include learning programs for at-risk students, workforce development programs, and health care education solutions.

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Private Sites

The Foundation Center
This resource maintains a comprehensive database of private, corporate, and community foundations and their grant award history.  Use the Foundation Finder to obtain basic information on close to 550 foundations in the United States.  For more detail on private funders, the Grants Office subscribes to the Center’s Foundation Directory Online.  The Directory identifies potential funders by fields of interest, geographic focus, type of support, and type of recipient.

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