The Grants office assists the administration, faculty and staff in identifying, obtaining and managing grant funds to support the College’s Strategic Plan. Grant funds can provide opportunities to:

  • Expand or create new programs
  • Purchase new equipment and supplies
  • Supply funds to market the project/program – publications and brochures etc.
  • Support faculty and staff with professional development opportunities
  • Develop partnership with educational institutions, business/industry and the community
  • Offer best practices, pedagogy and innovative teaching strategies.

If you have an idea for a project or program to enhance your department or division, or if you learn of a grant opportunity that may benefit the college please let us know. The Office or Institutional Effectiveness can help you apply for public and private funds to support innovative proposals. To learn more about the grants application and management process, please contact us.


A successful grant proposal requires not only a good idea, but the ability to translate that idea into a well written application that meets grant guidelines and tells a compelling story. The Office of Institutional Effectiveness can help do this through the following steps:

Grant Preparation

  • Meet with a committee or individuals to obtain project/program information
  • Research potential funding sources and match them to the project/program
  • Help faculty/staff compile supportive data and literature
  • Create an appropriate budget to support the project/program
  • Assist faculty/staff in writing, editing and submitting a completed grant proposal

Post Award Assistance

  • Review letters of award
  • Set up budget accounts and monitor contract approval
  • Conduct a post award meeting to determine roles and responsibilities
  • Support project directors with grant reporting and grant regulations
  • Process budget expenditures
  • Review interim and final reports

Continuing Services

  • Maintain records of all submitted grants
  • Research funding sources and keep current on grant trends
  • Develop a Grants Plan to support the Strategic Plan
  • Understand government regulations that apply to grants
  • Offer Grant Proposal Training to faculty and staff
  • Develop and expand connections to federal, state and private funding sources
  • Participate in workshops/conferences on grant funding opportunities
  • Develop and Update a Grants Web Page


Director of Finance
tel: 203.857.7040
fax: 203.857.7069

Fiscal Administrative Supervisor
tel: 203.857.7041
fax: 203.857.7069