The Office of Grants & Resource Development identifies and pursues grant funding opportunities to support innovation, career technical education, academic and student affairs.  Acquired resources aim to meet dynamic, evolving and diverse needs of communities served by the College.

Our Services

The Office of Grants and Resource Development facilitates and assists with all phases of proposal development, and post award grant management, including:

  • Identifying funding sources
  • Program design
  • Proposal preparation: developing budgets, writing and/or editing proposal narratives, completing required forms, obtaining appropriate signatures, and submitting applications
  • Post-award processes and support (submitting necessary Board resolutions, supporting account set up, and assistance with report preparation and submission.)

​For preparation assistance, please contact the office as soon as possible after you have identified a funding opportunity.

Proposal Development Process

1.  Schedule a meeting with the Dean of Grants and Resource Development (Maureen Harrington, In preparation for your meeting, please download, review, and complete as much of the fillable pdf of the Benefit-Cost Analysis for Grant Applications as possible. For the full proposal development process, visit our SharePoint site. The proposal development process can take at least two months; please keep this in mind when you schedule your initial meeting. 

2.  Once you meet with the Dean of Grants and Resource Development, you will receive access to the official online version of the Benefit-Cost Analysis for Grant Applications. Your next step is to complete this form and submit. The Chancellor's Cabinet will utilize the information on the submitted form to determine whether you may proceed with your grant proposal. This process may take roughly two weeks, depending on the availability of the Chancellor's Cabinet.

3.  Once the Chancellor's Cabinet reviews and approves your Benefit-Cost Analysis for Grant Application, the Office of Grants & Resource Development can help you with the following:

  • program design/potential partners
  • application preparation: writing and/or editing proposal narratives, developing budgets, completing required forms, and obtaining appropriate signatures

4.  The final stage is to work with the Dean of Grants & Resource Development to finalize and submit your proposal. Many systems are now online, and the Office of Grants & Resource Development is the only entity authorized to submit your proposal.

We can help you find funding opportunities, but if you are anxious to get started, we've provided some helpful resources.

Please keep in mind that the College has new mandatory procedures in place with respect to seeking and applying for funding from external sources.  Review new guidelines before getting started.


Supported by over 500 Foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.  The Center offers training, data, analysis, and publications as well as a comprehensive database of grant makers in the U.S. as well as international funders.

Government Agencies

Local Government Funding examples:

CA State Government Funding examples:

Federal Government Funding examples:

  • provides a direct link to 26 federal granting agencies. provides direct links to 26 federal granting agencies, including:

Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service is the nation's largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering.  Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation is a catalyst for change and offers every American a chance to contribute through service and volunteering.

Department of Education

Department of Education:  The Department Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in federal education programs.  The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE)

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) formulates federal postsecondary education policy and administers programs that address critical national needs in support of the mission to increase access to quality postsecondary education.

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of jobseekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation:  The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare and to secure the national defense.  The NSF annually funds approximately 20 percent of basic, federally-supported college and university research.

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities.