Grants

Institutional Grants Office

The Office of Grants and Contracts provides leadership in developing and maintaining grant support at Aims. The Office assists the college in strategic grants planning, helps Aims faculty and staff develop competitive proposals, coordinates institutional approval of all grant and contract proposals submitted by Aims, and provides support for grants management activities.

Contact the Office of Grants and Contracts at:
Laura DaVinci
Greeley Campus
Westview, Room 102B 
(970) 339-6632

Current Major Grants at Aims Community College

Aims Community College Student Support Services
TRiO

TRiO Student Support Services, U.S. Department of Education

  • Amount: $1,192,480.00
  • Project Period: 9/01/2010-8/31/2015
  • Project Director: Mary Ann Lucero

This grant allows Aims Community College to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of 160 eligible students, and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation students and students with disabilities.

 

TRiOTRiO-STEM Student Support Services, U.S. Department of Education

  • Amount: $1,100,000.00
  • Project Period: 9/01/2010-8/31/2015
  • Project Director: Mary Ann Lucero

This grant allows Aims Community College to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of 120 eligible students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM disciplines), and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success in STEM of low –income and first generation college students and students with disabilities.

 

Aims Community College Continuing Education Division

CDOT:  Building Highways, Building Careers, Colorado Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration

  • Amount:   $660,000
  • Project Period: 12/10/2009-12/31/2014
  • Project Director: Diana Laws

Email: diana.laws@aims.edu

This grant allows Aims to recruit, train and place highway construction workers from traditionally underutilized communities.   The project provides on the job training, monitors and supports trainees for 60 days after placement to increase job retention.  It is targeted to women and minorities but open to all applicants.

 

 

Aims Community College Division III

http://www.aims.edu/about/departments/grants/nsf.jpgCO-AMP: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program, National Science Foundation sub-award (CSU is the lead institution).

  • Amount: $37,500
  • Project Period: 10/1/11-9/30/2016
  • Project Director: Dr. Steve Mills, Ph.D.

Email: steve.mills@aims.edu

CO-AMP is a consortium of fifteen community colleges, four-year institutions, and four Native American tribes in Colorado and the Four Corners region. The alliance’s mission is to double the number of under-represented American Indian, African American, Hispanic and Pacific Islander students earning a bachelor’s degree in STEM.  This sub-award provides funds for student stipends and support for tutoring to underrepresented minority students in STEM at Aims. 

 

http://www.aims.edu/about/departments/grants/deptlabor.gifTAACCCT: Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training Grant: Colorado Online Energy Training Consortium (COETC)

  • Amount: $2,019,278
  • Project Period: 10/1/2011-9/39/2014
  • Project Director: Bruce Beardsley

Email: bruce.beardsley@aims.edu

COETC is a statewide consortium creating accessible career pathways in the high-demand Energy sector.  The project will develop a hybrid Oil & Gas Energy program at Aims, redesign developmental Math education and provide career exploration and support services to retain students and decrease time to completion.

 

http://www.aims.edu/about/departments/grants/deptlabor.gifTAACCCT: Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training Grant: Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP)

  • Amount: $2,106,296
  • Project Period: 10/1/2013-9/39/2017
  • Project Director: Bruce Beardsley

Email: bruce.beardsley@aims.edu

CHAMP is a statewide consortium that aims at increasing the attainment of manufacturing degrees and certificates that align with the industry’s recognized competencies, skills and certifications to create a pipeline of highly qualified advanced manufacturing industry workers.

 

 

Aims Community College-Ft. Lupton Campus

http://www.aims.edu/about/departments/grants/depteducation.gifNational Professional Development (NPD) Program- Aims Career Ladder Program

  • Amount:  $1,526,986.84
  • Project Period: 9/1/2011 to 8/31/2016
  • Project Director: Lorenso Aragon
  • Aims Contact: Brenda Rask

Email: lorenso.aragon@colorado.edu  -   brenda.rask@aims.edu

The goal of this project is to provide two cohorts of 30 paraprofessionals an opportunity to earn an Associate of Arts degree with emphasis in English as a Second Language and to promote STEM education by preparing these paraprofessionals to teach math and science content to English Language Learners.