Applying for New Grants
If you are interested in applying for grant funding to support our students please use one of the following forms.
Grant Information Request: If you know of a need, but are not sure what grants are available please contact Rachel Johnson (email@example.com)
Private Funds Interest: Express interest in pursuing funding from private donors. Please complete these two forms (Funding Request, Budget Planning) and email them to Rachel Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Public Funds Interest (short): Express interest in pursuing funding from Federal or State sources less than $100K
Public Funds Interest (long): Express interest in pursuing funding from Federal or State sources more than $100K
Process for large insitutional grants.
Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Students Reentry Program Grant
Total Award: minimum award of $113,636 over the 2.5 year period (exact award amount has not yet been determined)
Project Directors: Paloma Arnold email@example.com and Noel Gomez firstname.lastname@example.org
Period: 7/1/2019 - 12/31/2021
Funding Agency: CCCCO
This grant aims to develop and support programs serving formerly incarcerated students enrolled in California Community college and/or currently incarcerated students enrolled in community college classes. Services supported through this grant are aimed at providing the foundation of the four pillars of guided pathways including development of job skills, attainment of certificate and/or Associate’s degree, and/or transfer to a four-year university for this population. At SBCC, this grant will support, enhance and expand the existing EOPS Transitions Program, which was developed in 2008, and serves to help current and formerly incarcerated students gain access to higher education; understanding that education is one of the most successful tools against recidivism.
Santa Barbara County Multi-Campus College Student Food Insecurity Planning Project
Total Award: $35,000
Project Director(s): Prof. Cynthia Toms, PI (Westmont College) and Prof. Adam Green, Co-PI
Grant Period: 09/01/2018 - 8/31/2020
Funding Agency: United States Department of Agriculture - National Institute for Food and Agriculture
This planning project will assess the effectiveness of current efforts to alleviate food insecurity and undertake a needs assessment to determine both common challenges and campus-specific issues at SBCC, UCSB, and Allan Hancock College. Student research assistants at each campus will collect data on the efficacy of existing efforts and needs-assessment information, using surveys (900 from three campuses), interviews (40 per campus), and focus groups (minimum 5 per campus). Student fellows at Westmont College will analyze the data and assist in developing a final report. The ultimate goal is for this project is to direct the subsequent implementation of a far-reaching and effective system to help food-insecure students access needed resources, become more self-sufficient, and eventually become food-secure.
Student-Ready: Degree Completion for the Flexible Learner
Total Award: $2,702,696 Period: 10/1/2017 - 10/1//2021 Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education
Project Director: Joshua Ramirez, email@example.com
This grant focuses on five components to support our Flex Students:
- Pathways and Support for Flexible Students: SBCC will utilize internal and external research in addition to focus groups to gain a clear picture of the needs of flexible students. This information will be used to create programs specific to their needs.
- Professional Development and Faculty Support for Curriculum Redesign for Maximum Impact: SBCC will utilize best practices in working with underserved populations to create a culture of flexible student belonging on campus through extensive faculty professional development.
- The Creation of a night-time college for working adults
- Educational plans and transfer pathways that accommodate a part-time schedule.
- Student Learning support including tutoring and supplemental instruction designed for the flexible student.
Title III: Removing the Barriers to STEM
Total Award: $5,320,371 Period: 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2021 Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education
Co-Project Directors: Dr. Elizabeth Imhof, firstname.lastname@example.org and Bronwen Moore, email@example.com
Santa Barbara City College has developed an innovative project called Removing Barriers to STEM Success for this Title III Part F competition. It includes a comprehensive non-cognitive professional development program that weaves through three components: math acceleration and course redesign; Supplemental Instruction; and articulation and transfer.
SCCRC-South Central Coast Regional Consortium
Total Award: $220,000/year since 2010, renews annually Funding Agency: CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO)
Project Director: Luann Swanberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCCRC represents eight colleges of the region: SBCC, Cuesta College, Allan Hancock College, Ventura County Community College District, College of the Canyons and Antelope Valley College. The combined colleges serve approximately 100,000 students and offer a breadth of occupational programs in Accounting, Aeronautical and Aviation Technology, Business Management, Global Trade, Computer Technology, Health Sciences, Biotechnology, CISCO networking academies, Digital/Multimedia, Fire Technology, Auto Technology, Marine Diving Technology, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Horticulture, Exotic Animal Training and Management, Viticulture and Welding to name a few. The consortium is dedicated to advancing Career Technical Education in the region.
Deputy Sector Navigator-Global Trade and Logistics
Total Award: $200,000/yr, renews annually Funding Agency: CCCCO
Project Director(s): Julie Samson, email@example.com
Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) are industry specialists that serve as in-region contacts for an identified industry sector, working with the region's colleges, employers, workforce investment boards and the community (high schools, adult schools/ ROPs). The DSNs create alignment around workforce training and career pathways to coordinate the delivery of training programs throughout the region. As regional intermediaries, they communicate sector related best practices to their region, promote sector related careers to K-14, identify stackable credentials, and foster faculty professional development in alignment with industry needs.
AEBG: The Santa Barbara AEBG Consortium (formerly the Santa Barbara AB86 Consortium) was formed in accordance with AB 104 legislation enacted in 2015. The intent of AB 86 is to expand and improve the provision of adult education –via the consortia– with incremental investments starting with the 2015-16 fiscal year. The 2015-2016 State Budget appropriated $500 million to the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) and the California Department of Education to allocate funding for adult education for the purpose of implementing regional plans for adult education.
Equity Plan: Santa Barbara City College holds equity as a top priority for the institution, as reflected in the mission statement: “As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student . . . Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.” In support of this mission, the College offers a comprehensive array of programs and services, including EOPS, DSPS, Guardian Scholars, MESA, STEM, Transfer Achievement Program, and Veterans’ Support Program, many of which target underrepresented populations.
MESA: Established over 40 years ago, the California Community College Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Programs serve financially and educationally disadvantaged students seeking majors in math and science based fields.
Partnership for Student Success: The Partnership includes a variety of learning and instructional support programs aimed at building academic skills, particularly basic skills, across the disciplines. The Partnership is propelled by assistance for all participants based on active mutual engagement of students, faculty, and tutors.
Perkins IV: The California State Plan for Career Technical Education, approved in March 2008 by both the State Board of Education and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, establishes the vision, goals, and essential elements of a world-class career technical education system for the State of California. The State Plan presents a vision for CTE that is both broad and bold, placing the requirements for federal Carl D. Perkins funding within this larger context.
Student Equity and Achievement: The Student Equity and Achievement Program was established by the CA legislature that was created in support of the California Community Colleges in advancing the systemwide goal to boost achievement for all students with an emphasis on eliminating achievement gaps for students from traditionally underrepresented groups. In 2018, the SEA program was established and consolidated funding for three initiatives: Basic Skills Initiative, Student Equity, and the Student Success and Support Program. The SEA Program is the Chancellor’s Office effort to make it easier for institutions to fund the initiatives that these three previous programs/funding sources were trying to encourage and develop, with a strong focus on equity initiatives.
Veteran's Support: The objective of the Veterans' Support Program is to provide information and assistance to veterans and dependents of veterans eligible for Veterans Educational Assistance. SBCC academic counseling, career, transfer, tutorial and other services are part of SBCC's mission to offer eligible program participants support to achieve their educational goals.
Basic Skills and Student Outcomes Transformation Grant: Supplemented Assisted Learning Model
Total Award: $1,498,850 Period: 7/1/2016 - 12/31/2019 Funding Agency: CCCCO
Project Director: Bronwen Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org and Sheila Wiley, email@example.com
Faculty Leads: Bronwen Moore, Pam Guenther, Sheila Wiley, Anita Cruse, Elizabeth Imhof, Barbara Bell, Dolores Howard, Robin Goodnough, Merit Ter Mate-Martinsen
We have a complex issue that is shared across community colleges: for many English, Math and ESL students the course sequences are far too long. This daunting picture results in students dropping out at various exit points, or the “leaky pipe syndrome.” Therefore, the question is, how do we minimize the leaks in the pipeline? How do we increase student success in our content area courses and in our CTE programs? How do we increase student engagement, providing the tools necessary for them to learn? How do we help them develop a mindset that will result in persistence? The answer—to implement a basic skills course and supplemental instruction model designed with a contextualized curriculum that is directly relevant to students' life experiences and CTE and educational goals. These models will lead to significantly higher success and completion rates as student reach goals that they previously viewed as unattainable.
CTE Enhancement Fund: Governor Brown signed the 2014-15 budget which “provided on a one-time basis to create greater incentive for California Community Colleges to develop, enhance, retool, and expand quality career technical education offerings that build upon existing community college regional capacity to respond to regional labor market needs.”
Title V: iPath to Success
Total Award: $2,707,812 Period: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2019 Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education
Project Director: Priscilla Mora, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Leads: Vanessa Olguin, Thomas Carrasco
iPath To Success: Increase the success, progression, degree completion and transfer rates of Hispanic and other low-income students by providing structured curriculum pathways.
HSI-STEM & Articulation: Science Transfer Program
Title V: Express to Success