Grants Leadership and Development: Inspiring Innovation

The Office of Grants Leadership and Development helps faculty and staff translate ideas that advance the mission of JCCC into fundable grant proposals and monitors the implementation of successfully funded grant projects.


Recently Awarded Grants

November 2016

Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City IME-Becas Scholarship Program
To continue a student scholarship program designed for Mexican students or those of Mexican origin.

Commerce Trust Company / Richard J. Stern Foundation Grant
To provide general operating support of the Performing Arts Series.

Career and Technical Education Work Ethic Training Fund
To train 25 deans, chairs and faculty in Career and Technical Education Perkins funded programs to incorporate work ethic curriculum into their courses.

Innovative Technology Grant
To support adapting existing courses within the Computer Support Specialist program to a hybrid, competency-based model.

Innovative Technology Grant
To purchase equipment for the launch of new elective courses in Photonics (lasers, optics and light) within the existing Electronics Technology Associate of Applied Science program.

October 2016

ArtsKC Ovation Grant 2016-2017 (NMOCA)
To support general operations of the Nerman Museum.

ArtsKC Ovation Grant 2016-2017 (Performing Arts)
To support general operations of the Performing Arts Series.

AspireIT K-12 Outreach Program
To support a weekly program for middle school girls to gain an understanding of computer science and a basic foundation of coding skills.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant
To recruit, enroll in JCCC's CDL program and assist with job placement, 24 veterans and/or their family members.

Nursing Initiative Grant FY17
To build the nursing workforce and the nursing faculty of the future based on the shortage in both areas.

Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the Classroom (SPECA) Challenge Grant Program
To hold a two-day conference of secondary and post-secondary educators, non-profit organizations, practicing farmers, and employers in the sustainable agriculture field to build a collaborative network and work towards developing an AAS in sustainable agriculture for interested community colleges in Kansas.

Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Green Genome Award
To begin developing an experiential program for students from the construction management, pre-engineering and interior design programs to build a net-zero-energy tiny house.

September 2016

Technology Internship Grants
To provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in digital and technology enhanced marketing and provide real life examples to students.

August 2016

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)
To provide scholarship funds, enhanced student support services and opportunities for JCCC students, and a chance to advance knowledge of what works in STEM education.

July 2016

Migrant Family Literacy Grant 2016-2017
To provide Family Literacy Services to the migrant families attending ESL classes at the Center of Grace. 

Carl Perkins Program Improvement Grant FY17
To more fully develop the academic and career technical skills of students enrolled in career and technical education programs. 

Adult Education and Family Literacy FY17
To develop, implement and improve adult education and literacy activities.

June 2016

Procurement Technical Assistance Center 2016
To continue the Procurement Technical Assistance (PTA) services to work with local business owners to grow their businesses via sales to the government.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Adult Literacy Grant 2016
To create stand-alone distance education courses to reach learners currently unserved. 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation Family Literacy Grant 2016
To provide literacy-rich materials for parents to use with their children.

May 2016

Jobs for Innovative Industry Skills Training (JIIST) Grant 2016
The Johnson County Adult Basic Education program will conduct a feasibility study to determine the next Career & Technical Education program to launch an Accelerating Opportunity-Kansas pathway. The identified pathway will be implemented in Fall 2016. 

Carl Perkins Leadership Funds FY16
To develop, pilot and evaluate online Math/Career & Technical Education (CTE) tutorial modules for targeted CTE courses.

Career and Technical Education Perkins Reserve Fund FY16
To pilot an online testing environment in the Nursing program using ExamSoft. 

Arts Integration Workshop Funding for 2015-2016 Season – The Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education
To support Professional Development in Arts Integration with funding for three artists in spring 2016. 

Arts Integration Workshop Funding for 2015-2016 Season – The Kennedy Center
To support Professional Development in Arts Integration with funding for three artists in spring 2016. 

April 2016

Arts Integration Program 2016
To train Kansas artists to teach educators on how to integrate the arts into their curriculum.

March 2016

Small Business Development Center – SBA and KDOC 2016
To provide small business consulting and training to existing and aspiring small business owners in Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte counties.

Academic Linkages and Education Programs
Working with the college’s Pakistani partner university, Sukkur Institute for Business Administration, JCCC will host a semester-long mentorship program for 6 visiting Pakistani faculty in key areas of growth for Sukkur IBA: Distance Learning, Learning Centers, Early Childhood Development, and Program Assessment.

Technology Internship Grant
To gain field experience at SolSource Greenbuild.

January 2016

SkillBuilders Fund Grant
To invite middle school female students from Kansas City metro to attend the “STEM: It’s a Girl Thing!” Conference to strengthen their confidence levels in STEM fields.