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Grant-Writing Support

The PRIE office supports your efforts in grant writing by coordinating the submission of all competitive grants. We are here to help you through the process both at the college level and at the district level. It is our purpose to make this process as easy for you as possible.

It is not necessary for you to fully understand the district’s grant writing process and paperwork. SCC's PRIE office will complete all of the district paperwork for you.

Please contact the Planning and Research Office as early in your grant writing process as possible, so that we can provide you with the support you need while writing your grant.

Los Rios Grants

Overview of the Grant-Writing Process

Work With Your Dean

Begin by working with your dean to determine if the grant is a small area-specific grant or a grant with impacts beyond one area.

Notify PRIE

Notify PRIE of your intent to write a grant before starting to write. This will allow the PRIE office to help as needed as you work through the grant-writing process.

Make Collegial Contacts

Make collegial contacts - contact people who may be affected by the grant. Make sure that everyone who needs to know is informed. The appropriate Vice President should be included in the collegial contacts. You may need to contact individuals at other LRCCD Colleges.

Technical Reviews

Step 4 is different for small local grants and for major college-wide grants:

For area-specific grant with local effects (departmental tech review):
  • Conduct a departmental technical review of the grant. Include a review of the benefits of the grant for the college, the impacts of the grant activities on budgets, administrative processes, staffing, student services, curriculum, IT, facilities, etc., and the “fit” of the grant activities to the Department and College Mission and Goals
  • Decide whether to pursue the grant.
For Major grant with college-wide impacts (full tech review + VP review):
  • Submit a grant summary/abstract and impact checklist to the PRIE Office for a full technical review. Briefly address the following:
    • Need or problem being addressed (including how the need is currently being met)
    • List of grant activities and the SCC areas involved each grant activity
    • Community (academic or business) partners included
    • Relationship to ongoing or past activities
    • Plan for sustaining grant activities after the grant period
    • Demonstrated eligibility for the grant
  • After the tech review by the PRIE office there will be a review by the College Vice Presidents and/or President. They will make a recommendation about whether to pursue the grant and help identify a broad grant-writing team if one is needed.

Begin Writing; Submit Budget

Begin writing the full grant proposal.

Submit your proposed grant budget to the District Fiscal Services as early as possible and before the final draft is completed. Fiscal Services will check that salaries are consistent with the appropriate pay scale and that benefits are included at the correct percentage.

Written Consents

Obtain a written consent for any in-kind or reimbursed labor required or implied by the grant.

Examples are:

  • Responsible administrator time
  • Faculty release time
  • Secretarial support
  • Research staff support
  • Operations/Facilities
  • Maintenance time for installation of furniture, equipment etc.
  • IT staff support

Submit Grant Proposal

Submit a final copy of the proposal along with the grant guidelines to PRIE one week prior to the grant deadline. PRIE will prepare the required forms for the district, obtain the president’s signature, and ensure delivery of the grant to the district office.

Once this is complete, submit the proposal to the granting agency.

Specifics for Small Grants with Local Effects

Planning Stage

  • Develop an overview of proposed grant activities.
  • Discuss with Department Chair and Division Dean; this discussion will help determine the impact of the grant activities on the department and division and suggest who to contact outside of the area.
  • Conduct collegial contacts with the people and offices that will be affected by the grant (including the appropriate VP). This is a critical step that is often somewhat neglected. Try to be sure that all departments, and their deans, that may be at all affected by the grant activities are included, even indirectly.

Proposal Preparation and Submission Stage

  • Prepare full grant proposal including the narrative, tasks and timeline, budget, etc.
  • Submit budget to district office for review
  • Submit proposal to PRIE Office for analysis, tracking and signatures
  • Green sheet processed by District Office
  • Submit proposal to granting agency

Specifics for Major Grants With College-Wide Implications

Planning Stage

  • Develop an overview of proposed grant activities
  • Discuss with Department Chair and Division Dean; this discussion will help determine the impact of the grant activities on the department and division and suggest who to contact outside of the area
  • Conduct collegial contacts with the people and offices that will be affected by the grant (including the appropriate VP). This is a critical step that is often somewhat neglected. Try to be sure that all departments, and their deans, that may be at all affected by the grant activities are included, even indirectly.

Review Stage

  • Submit a summary/abstract of the project and a grant impact statement to PRIE for a tech review.
  • PRIE sends grant summary and tech review notes to the appropriate Vice President or the President for review. You may be asked for additional information. A recommendation is made about whether or not to pursue the grant.
  • If needed, a grant-writing team will be identified.

Proposal Preparation and Submission Stage

  • Prepare full grant proposal including the narrative, tasks and timeline, budget, etc.
  • Submit budget to district office for review
  • Submit proposal to PRIE Office for analysis, tracking and signatures
  • Green sheet processed by District Office
  • Submit proposal to granting agency

PRIE Contact

Staff

Dean: Gayle Pitman, Ph.D.
Email: PitmanG@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2512

Administrative Assistant: Lili Knobloch
Email: KnobloL@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2511

Senior IT Specialist: Jay Cull
Email: CullJ@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2335

Research Analyst (Student Equity & SSSP): Tiffanie Ho
Email: HoT@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2334

Research Analyst: Lan Tran
Email: TranL@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 650-2730

Location

Rodda Hall North, RHN 221
3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822