Grant Opportunities

Important Information Regarding SERS and Course Revitalization Grants:

Applications for 2020-2021 Grant Year:

In light of constantly changing circumstances and our focus on the immediate needs of students, faculty, and staff, we are extending the application deadline for these grants to Monday, May  18, 2020. Please see the SERS Covid19 Updates.

2019-2020  Program Activities and Reporting Deadlines

We will address issues related to extending current (2019 – 2020) grant activities and deadlines once we know more about how this semester will be impacted.

Deadline for Submission: May 18, 2020

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How to Apply:

Student Engagement, Retention, and Success (SERS) and Course Revitalization – Scaling HIPs at Community Colleges Grants application materials are available for 2020-2021 through our online portal at All grant applications and reporting materials will be processed using the grants portal.  A walk-through guide on navigating the new grant portal is located in the resources. The application deadline is April 17, 2020.

Student Engagement, Retention and Success Grants Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

SERS grants are available for new or existing campus services or programs that target underserved student populations including, but not limited to, students of color, low-income students, adults, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and traditionally underrepresented gender by discipline/CTE program. The programs will:

  • close gaps in retention, graduation, or other metrics;
  • have the potential to significantly increase and/or impact access levels or further equity/diversity initiatives at the institution; or
  • produce outcomes that relate to the goal(s) of the campus's strategic plan - Equity Plan, Achieving the Dream plan, SEM plan, and/or Drive to 55 plan.

Who is Eligible?  Community Colleges, TCAT's, and LGI's

Course Revitalization - Scaling HIPs at Community Colleges Fall 2020-Spring 2021

  • This grant program will primarily support TBR faculty who are either currently teaching a HIP-embedded course or who desire to embed a HIP into their course. Faculty who are redesigning a HIP course must use data to show evidence that equity/completion gaps exist in the course for student subpopulations that fit within the Access & Diversity scope and that redesign efforts will address those gaps. 

Who is Eligible? Community College Faculty