PCC FOUNDATION GRANTS
For more than 30 years, the Board of Directors of the PCC Foundation has been proud to support creative, unique projects at PCC through their annual grants program. PCC Foundation Grants are awarded for projects that work toward the improvement of the instructional process, foster innovation in instruction, and align with the Mission Critical Priorities for the college’s Educational Master Plan.
PCC Foundation Grants : Range from $500 to a maximum of $3,000.
MANDATORY Attendance/Meeting Requirement: To help you in the grant process, Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, Operations Consultant, will conduct a workshop that will provide important tips on preparing your proposal as well as specific answers to your questions. The workshop will be offered on two dates (Tuesday, February 19th and Wednesday, February 20th) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Library ‘s Terrace Room. If you are unable to attend due to a work conflict, you must send someone to represent you. There will be no individual appointments. Any applicant who does not fulfill the workshop requirement will not have their application considered for funding.
Online application forms are available on the website or you can request one from the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013. Winners will be invited to a reception hosted by Foundation Board members on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the University Club.
PLEASE READ the below grant guidelines carefully before submitting a proposal.
The How-To Guide
PCC Foundation Grants
WHAT IS REQUIRED
- Attend this workshop to review proposal guidelines and get answers to your questions.
- Submit your proposal on the form developed by the Foundation for this year’s competition. Proposals that do not use the correct application form will be disqualified.
- Prepare your proposal on the computer or type it on the application form. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
- Your project budget must be detailed and complete. All expenditures must be itemized.
- Don’t extend the proposal beyond two pages. Limit your responses to the space provided.
- Don’t attach any additional sheets or other materials to your proposal.
- Applications must be signed by your Dean or department manager.
- Enter all contact information in the box at the bottom of page 2.
- Keep your answers brief and specific. If you are buying equipment, tell us how many of each item and what class or program they will support. If you are doing a project, what activities will be funded by the grant?
- Remember that need is more than the lack of something. If your program does not have this item or project, why is that a problem? How will the item or project improve instruction and benefit students? How does your proposal align with PCC’s Educational Master Plan?
- Don’t use jargon or acronyms that are not explained. The selection committees consist of PCC Foundation Board members from local businesses and the community. Make sure that your responses will be clear to a reader who is not faculty or staff of the college.
- Research your costs before preparing your budget. Underestimating will jeopardize your ability to do the project, and overestimating could keep another worthy project from receiving a grant.
- Show matching funds if you have them. If your project costs more than the grant amount you are requesting, and you have other secured funds that will pay the difference, show that in your budget.