Grants

Grant Support Services

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The EMCC Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) staffs one position dedicated to grants, the Grants Officer-Senior. This position dedicates substantial time to supporting staff and/or faculty grant proposal writing and editing. The EMCC Grants Officer-Senior can provide full-service writing support including Abstracts, Needs Assessments, Full Proposals, Intellectual Merit,/Broader Impacts (for all you NSF nuts), Project/Program Descriptions, Support Letters, Letters of Collaboration, and any additional necessary proposal elements. The EMCC Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (OPIE) staffs one position dedicated to grants, the Grants Officer-Senior. This position dedicates substantial time to supporting staff and/or faculty grant proposal development tasks including Creating Grant Proposal Writing Teams, Developing Programmatic Language and Content, Creating Grant Task Lists and Timelines, Connecting Proposal Writers with MCCCD Grant Resources, etc.

One of the most important characteristics of a strong proposal is obtaining the appropriate data to support the problem/need you are trying to solve as well as data to develop achievable goals. The Office of Planning and Institutional Research (OPIE) in collaboration with the Grants Officer-Senior offer data and research services to support grant development and evaluation.  Data that is commonly requested for grant development includes EMCC student demographics, student performance, feeder school data, university transfer data, industry data, and best practice research (primary gleaned from the What Works Clearinghouse and other relevant sources).  OPIE also provides survey assistance and EMCC student data to support existing grant evaluation processes.  Generally, it takes a minimum of two weeks or longer to provide data based on the complexity of the request and the number of existing requests that are in progress.  Please submit your request as early as possible.  After you submit your request via the OPIE website, you will receive a response if the data are available and the amount of data that can be provided within the desired timeframe.  For access to the data request forms click Here.    

What is a Logic Model? (May or may not be required for your grant proposal)

DEFINITION OF A LOGIC MODEL

“A logic model is a systematic and visual way to present and share your understanding of the relationships among the resources you have to operate your program, the activities you plan, and the changes or results you hope to achieve.” (W.K. Kellogg Foundation 2004)    

Logic models are rooted within theories of change and use words and/or pictures to describe the sequence of activities thought to bring about change and how these activities are linked to the results the program is expected to achieve. The process for thinking through change includes: 

  • Identifying the problem(s) (What is the community need?)
  • Naming the desired results (What is the vision for the future?)
  • Developing a strategy for achieving goal(s) (How can the vision be achieved?) 

A logic model is a relatively simple image that reflects how and why a program will work.

  • Logic models are useful to program administrators who are trying to implement changes in their program. 
  • Creating logic models in a group brings the power of consensus and group examination of values and beliefs about change processes and program results.
  • Logic models are actionable plans, strategies or maps with clear outcomes and explicit steps for solving program problems.

(http://toolkit.pellinstitute.org/evaluation-guide/plan-budget/using-a-logic-model/ )

Data Management Plan: Pay Attention to

  • Data Types and Storage
  • Data Organization and Documentation
  • Data Access and Intellectual Property
  • Data Sharing and Reuse
  • Data Preservation and Archiving

For more information on these Data Management Plan aspects visit the source page at https://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement/DMP   or view the University of Minnesota Data Management Plan directly (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MxQP-BqDv_fMF12F2ANQ0jYDw__1xPTTXW14xdLhIyE/edit )

The EMCC Grant Database is an historical compendium of files for grants that EMCC has had an interest in pursuing. Many of the grant files contain fully funded proposals, however, some contain only preliminary efforts to obtain grant funding. These current and historical resources can be used to inform your proposal's ingenuity, planning, and effectiveness. If you are interested in reviewing these resources please contact the EMCC Grants Officer at aaron.allery@estrellamountain.edu