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District Grants Update. Strategic Resource Development Trends. The President’s Proposed Budget. 2014 Federal Budget – strengthen middle class and make America a magnet for jobs Community colleges are viewed as a critical resource to improve a weak economy

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district grants update

District Grants Update

Strategic Resource Development Trends

the president s proposed budget
The President’s Proposed Budget
  • 2014 Federal Budget – strengthen middle class and make America a magnet for jobs
  • Community colleges are viewed as a critical resource to improve a weak economy
  • Several new investments proposed for community colleges
  • Emphasis on STEM, advanced manufacturing, clean energy, cyber security, CTE, identification and treatment of mental health issues, school safety and support for small business
  • Changes: reorganization of STEM education programs and initiatives at CCs
investing in innovation
Investing in Innovation

Federal grant programs should build evidence of what works and create incentives for grantees to adopt proven practices

Increased funding for innovation funds that use a tiered model demonstrating evidence of success

Rigorous evaluations and evaluation plans as a core strategy to identify effective approaches

consolidation of federal stem programs
Consolidation of Federal STEM Programs
  • Would redirect $180 million to DOE, NSF and Smithsonian Institution
  • Intended to improve delivery, impact and visibility of STEM
  • Reorganizes 90 of the 200 STEM programs into 4 key areas: K-12 instruction, undergraduate education, graduate fellowships, and education activities outside of classrooms
  • DOE’s role is to develop STEM innovation networks to reform STEM instruction and support master teachers as national resource for improving STEM teaching and learning
  • All programs focus on increasing participation and opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups
successor to the taa
Successor to the TAA
  • TAA-CCCT funding ends in 2014
  • $8 billion proposed Community College to Career Fund, jointly administered by DOE and DOL
  • Funding to encourage state and community college partnerships with business and other stakeholders to build the skills of American workers
transforming cte education
Transforming CTE Education
  • Promotes a new era of rigorous, relevant, and results-driven CTE shaped by four core principles:
    • Alignment: Between high-quality CTE program and labor market needs for in-demand occupations in high-growth industry sectors
    • Collaboration: Among secondary and post-secondary institutions, employers, and industry partners to improve quality of CTE programs
    • Accountability: For improving academic outcomes, building technical, employability skills for all students based on common metrics for performance
    • Innovation: Supported by systemic reform of state policies and practices at local level
1 billion investment in manufacturing innovation
$1 Billion Investment in Manufacturing Innovation
  • To transform regions into global epicenters of advanced manufacturing
  • One-time investment to launch network of up to 15 manufacturing innovation institutes across the U.S.
  • By region, each will bring together companies, universities and community colleges and government to co-invest in developing manufacturing technologies for production
  • The President, through executive action, to launch three new manufacturing innovation institutes in 2013:
  • Focus on manufacturing technologies addressing critical national security and energy needs
  • Information on initiative at: http://manufacturing.gov/nnmi.html
higher education reform
Higher Education Reform:
  • College Readiness:
    • $1.3 billion allocation to State and others establishes 21st Century Community Learning Centers
    • Focus on programs supporting high-quality expanded learning models
  • Increased Affordability and Value
    • $1 billion Race to the Top fund supporting grants to States that commit to reform
    • $260 million First in the World fund to spur establishment, validation, and scaling-up of cutting-edge innovations to decrease colleges costs and boost attainment rates
    • Reforms to federal campus-based aid to reward colleges that set responsible tuition policy, deliver good value and quality and serve low-income students well
higher education reform 8 keys to success in serving veterans
Higher Education Reform: 8 Keys to Success in Serving Veterans
  • Purpose: To foster veterans’ success on campus and via distance learning
  • Process: DOE and VA convened more than 100 experts to review approaches
  • Stakeholders: non-profit organizations, foundations, veterans service organizations and veterans who had recently completed postsecondary education
  • Foundational concepts: Successful VA VetSuccess on Campus program
  • 1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans.
  • 2. Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
higher education reform 8 keys to success in serving veterans1
Higher Education Reform: 8 Keys to Success in Serving Veterans
  • 3. Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
  • 4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space (even if limited in size).
  • 5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
  • 6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention and degree completion.
  • 7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
  • 8. Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.
workforce development and small business
Workforce Development and Small Business
  • $150 million for Workforce Innovation Fundto implement systemic reforms and replicate evidence-based strategies for training to assist workers find jobs
  • DOL to administer with other agencies
  • $10 million of funding dedicated to disconnected youth
  • $25 million supports new, evidence-informed ways to improve the employment of older Americans
  • New SBA initiative to assist small business owners to grow through small business leadership program
  • Program includes core business concepts and will be modeled as a public-private partnerships built on best practices of other working private and non-profit sector models
nsf mentor connect program
NSF Mentor Connect Program
  • Intended to engage STEM faculty; enhances funding to community colleges
  • SCATE plans to offer a webinar in September and then teams of two faculty would apply to the program in October 2013
  • Eligible if college has not received an ATE award in last 10 years
  • Teams selected attend a three-day workshop in January 2014 and then receive ongoing mentoring for 9 months, culminating in proposal to NSF ATE Small Grants Program ($200,000)
  • Anticipated some of the funded projects will serve as prototypes or pilots that may be expanded in a future proposal in the ATE Project category providing up to $900,000 in funding over 3 years
  • Applications submitted in Small Grants are awarded at 70% vs. 34% in main category
  • Excellent way to engage faculty in institutional advancement
  • Mentor-Connect is available this year, and this is a great opportunity for faculty to participate
grant management workshops fall 2013
Grant Management WorkshopsFall 2013

Audit Readiness

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Best Practices in Grant Management

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Moreno Valley College: September 10th, HM234

Norco College: September 18th, ST107

Riverside City College: September 25th , AD109

grants office purpose
Grants Office - Purpose
  • Strategic planning
  • Senior leadership advisors
  • Lead resource development initiatives
  • Develop effective resource development strategies
  • Partner in institutional advancement
  • Grant management training and consultation
  • Grants writing
  • Budget development
  • Create a culture of grants-making at RCCD
  • A valuable accreditation resource
  • Funding opportunity research and analysis
  • Contract development
grant office recommendations
Grant Office Recommendations
  • Identify 2 faculty per college to participate in Mentor-Connect to develop Small Grants ATE
  • Begin plans for Title III HSI and Title V grants
  • Preliminary plans for Community College to Career Fund (CTE)
  • Plan to form partnerships to meet higher education reform opportunities
  • Encourage grant staffs to attend Grants Office training
  • Encourage faculty to participate in grants development
Thank you for your support of grants at Moreno Valley CollegePlease share your vision for 2013-14 with us

Sources: www.whitehouse.gov