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The Office of Grants Leadership and Development supports JCCC strategic initiatives by helping faculty and staff translate innovative ideas into competitive grant proposals, then monitoring implementation and compliance of successfully funded projects.


Recently Awarded Grants

September 2019

U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the Classroom (SPECA) Challenge Grant Program
To expand the current Sustainable Agriculture certificate into a 2-year degree program. The project will involve creating 6 new courses, partnering with high schools and universities in establishing a Sustainable Agriculture pipeline, and convening potential employer partners. 

August 2019

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Adult Education Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant FY20
To help adults improve basic skills including English language proficiency, reading, writing, math, computer use, problem-solving and other “soft” skills critical for workforce success.

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Carl Perkins Program Improvement Grant FY20
To develop more fully the academic, career and technical skills of students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

July 2019

Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Nursing Initiative Grant FY20
To support: 1) travel expenses for nursing faculty to attend five professional conferences; and 2) travel expenses of reviewers for on-site simulation lab accreditation.

Commerce Bank Charitable Trusts and Foundations / The Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts
JCCC New Dance Partners 2019
To provide program support for the ​JCCC New Dance Partners in September 2019.

Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City
IME-Becas Scholarship Program 2019-2020
To continue a student scholarship program designed for Mexican students or those of Mexican origin.

June 2019

U.S. Department of State / World Learning, Inc.
USA Study Abroad Overseas Capacity Building Initiatives
To develop and launch four new study abroad programs exploring sustainability initiatives across the globe. The project will involve sending JCCC faculty members from across disciplines on exploratory trips to Quebec, Canada; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Fort-de-France, Martinique; and Rabat, Morocco.

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Integrating Adult Education Grant
To integrate Adult Education and Career and Technical Education activities in two different programs: Computer Support Specialist and Metal Fabrication/Welding. 

Kansas Board of Regents
Technology Internship Grant – Machining
To gain practical experience within a shop environment to support launching the Machining certificate program. 

U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
To continue the Procurement Technical Assistance (PTA) services to work with local business owners to grow their businesses via sales to the government. 

The Jedel Family Foundation
The Jedel Family Foundation Award
To support the three primary missions of the Nerman Museum – Educational Programming, Exhibition Programming and Art Acquisitions. 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Adult Literacy Grant
To provide digital literacy instruction to 120 students to increase their skills and confidence in using computers and computer-based information. 

First National Bank Fund c/o the Nebraska Community Foundation
Community Development Grants
To support the SBDC GAME (Growth through Action, Measurement and Engagement), How to Buy or Sell a Business Conference, and Strategic Management Program. 

May 2019

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Carl Perkins Career and Technical Education – Basic Grants to States
To provide mileage reimbursement for community stakeholders, compensate the Perkins grant coordinator with a stipend for conducting a newly required comprehensive needs assessment, and reimburse expenses for related trainings for the implementation for Perkins V.

March 2019

Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Nursing Initiative Professional Development Grant FY19
To support hosting Next Generation NCLX (NGN) Workshops to help faculty learn strategies for preparing graduates to be successful on the new National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). 

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Implementing All Nations Breath of Life (ANBL) in Urban and Reservation Indian Communities
To implement the ANBL program in 4 communities, including 2 reservations and 2 urban sites.

February 2019

National Endowment for the Arts/Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
Arts Integration Program – Integrated Arts Education Grant
To train a cohort of locally-based Kennedy Center certified teaching artists. These teaching artists will serve as a resource for K-12 educators throughout Kansas looking to integrate arts into their non-arts curriculum.

January 2019

National Endowment for the Humanities
Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges
To recruit 10 faculty from both humanities and non-humanities fields to participate in a two-year-long project to integrate Contemporary American Indian Culture across the curriculum.

National Endowment for the Humanities
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
To fund a textile preservationist to conduct a needs assessment of JCCC’s fashion collection then present recommendations to the faculty, students and senior administration.

Small Business Administration / Kansas Department of Commerce
Small Business Development Center – SBA and KDOC 2019
To provide small business consulting and training to existing and aspiring small business owners. 

Francis Family Foundation
Francis Family Foundation 2019 Grant
To support General Operations and Arts Education as part of JCCC’s Carlsen Center Presents, the annual, multidisciplinary series of performances.

November 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Well Stocked Initiative
To expand the JCCC Meal Share program, which alleviates food insecurity among JCCC students.

American Welding Society Foundation
Welder Workforce Grant
To purchase a virtual reality welding simulation trainer to enhance welding education by offering students real-time feedback on critical welding skills

October 2018

U.S. Department of Education
Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS)
To subsidize the costs of child care for Pell-eligible student-parents who are enrolled in at least 9 credit hours and have children between the ages of 1 and walking through 6 years-old.