Tips for composition

Where do I begin?

As members of an educational community, we hear ideas on a daily basis about how to positively contribute to the success of our students and to the mission of our institution. But are these ideas feasible? Are these ideas manageable? Is there data to support the creation of these projects?

If you desire to seek funding on behalf of the College, begin by visit the "Process" tab, and complete the online form in Step #1.

If you complete this form, the Grants and Strategic Initiatives office can help you strategize and connect you with individuals on campus and in the community who can support your idea and bring it to life.

Initial Items to Consider

Who will benefit from this project? Is there an appropriate, targeted population that will benefit? Also, how will it contribute to the community at large?

Identify a desired timeline. This may change depending on the timeline of possible fund-holders you located

Can you identify the significance of this project?

Does your project have measurable objectives?

Is this project doable by the College, especially within the specified time frame?

Make your proposal stand out

Be collaborative in your approach - seek campus and community partners who will join forces to help support and implement the project.

Encourage your department to make an investment in the project through matching funds or release time.

Demonstrate a plan of action for how your project will be sustained after the funding period.

Explain how the funding will be a long-term investment in the community. Show how the funding will benefit many people who are in need.

How is your project unique? Be sure that you are taking a novel approach that shows potential to serve as model, cutting-edge work that could even lead to changes in policy.

How will the outcomes of your work be replicable and continue to benefit others in the future?

CCCC Boilerplate

A document to assist faculty/staff with the grant-writing process by providing key basic details about the College. This document includes items such as a history, tax id number, accreditations, service-area unemployment rates and more.