Grants: What We Do


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


  • 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