Services of the Grants Office

Staff within the Office coordinate TCC’s efforts to secure external funding both from public and private sector grantors. In order to assist the faculty and staff of TCC, the Grants Office:

  • Provides current information on sources of grant funding (federal, state, local, private);
  • Provides and obtains current guidelines for application process;
  • Assists with development of ideas for projects and budget preparation to ensure all TCC policies are followed;
  • Acts as liaison with funding agency personnel (obtains sample funded proposals, clarifies questions about selection criteria, etc.)
  • Edits or critiques proposals and concept papers written by others, OR drafts, revises, and prepares formal proposals;
  • Reviews all institutional proposals submitted to funding agencies by TCC faculty and staff;
  • Obtains signature of the President as certifying official of the College;
  • Mails (certified mail, overnight courier) proposals to meet application deadlines;
  • Maintains file copies of all pending, funded, and unfunded proposals submitted by TCC;
  • Negotiates awards, if appropriate; and
  • Provides grant management orientation for project directors

It is important to note that staff members with the Office of Grant Development are not experts in all content areas. Rather, the Grants Office provides technical expertise and assistance in the research, development, and submission of grant proposals.